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The electric steampunk cello 6 years in the making

July 3, 2020

An instrument that has taken 6 years to manufacture has finally been completed. As Micah Quinn explains, two friends in Lethbridge were right in the middle of making sure that each intricate detail was made with purpose and without flaw.

The electric steampunk cello took 6 years to make for Artisan, Peter Gilligan. He worked in collaboration with his friend Kris Hodgson-Bright on the idea of the electric steampunk cello. The two play the cello and guitar together.

Steampunk can mean many things. Peter Gilligan says, "The term steampunk is-- well, for me it's a philosophy on how you build. Things fit together. If you try to make them useful-- it's good steampunk."

Kris Hodgson-Bright says, "Peter and I have been playing music together for probably the last decade. One day we got the crazy idea of starting to build this electric cello. I was very excited by it."