The Nautilus SteamPunk Guitar

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Videos | 21 comments

THIS GUITAR GOES TO EBAY THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD! The Nautilus was inspired by the film 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, but certainly doesn’t aspire to look like a submarine. Starting life as a new Dean ML model, the Nautilus was fitted with a lexan border and feathered on the outer edge to give it the iron girder look. Our popular steampunk gear assembly with thick framework and a custom brass turned toggle switch decks out the upper wing. An apparatus of scrollwork built from lexan, wood and steel adorn the “V” area of the guitar which sports a Nautilus submarine inspired porthole window complete with the classic domed steel cross. Inside is an inlaid blue plasma lightning dish where electrical effects jolt around from the center, either continuously or sound activated. The entire section is strutted with oak for a solid build. Brass and copper piping/fittings and custom wood scrollwork complete the structure. The headstock is custom fitted with a lexan adornment which is reverse painted with the Dean logo giving it a deep-set effect. The knobs have been custom made with real seshells for the obligatory nod to the sea adventure that inspired it. Hardware is brushed and weathered chrome with hand rubbed accents of copper. Real Rust accents every line of the guitar for that ultimate steampunk feel. Hope you enjoy the second offering from our one-of-a-kind Steampunk Series. (Pardon my playing this go-round, my index finger is infected due to injury)



  1. - lol, not a chance. No one wants to hear me do that. ;)

  2. - I’ve been making other models, just built one for T-Pain called “rEVOLVEr”, which I’ll be posting soon.

  3. - about the same as it did before mods. I build light.

  4. - because there’s plenty involved in making them that most people wouldn’t be able to do, or even figure out.

  5. That actually is a cheap and inexpensive way to do the gears. Metal gears tend to be a bit pricy these days.

  6. I’ve been wanting to make a steampunk guitar ever since I saw one on DA, I saw this one there too, and I’m wanting to know what that lamp is…

  7. That’s one nice guitar…. are you still making those? If so, how much?


  9. i dont like th big part at the bottom but besides its really nice and nice guitar playing


  11. How much did it eventually sell for?

  12. hahaha it took me a second to realize you were playing hocus pocus, sweet guitar dude

  13. what pieces were you playing squire? somehwhat dapper to my ears yes it was.

  14. he’s covering focus . this guy rules!

  15. this must cost alot 

  16. The plasma makes it just completely fucking awesome…

  17. thats pretty badass dude! =D

  18. nice nautilus and nice hocus pocus

  19. hoow much

  20. i.. want.. that.. GUITAR! xD!! id give anything for that

  21. Kudos on playing the opening of “Hocus Pocus” by Focus as well as Triumph – “Magic Power”, eh? btw the guitar’s pretty cool too!