Music Shops Leap onto K-ON! Bandwagon


As we saw, K-ON! fans are currently buying up the guitars featured in the show in a perverse display of consumeristic onanism, and naturally the sales opportunity this present is not lost on instrument sellers either.

Music shops nationwide are rubbing their hands with glee at the K-ON! boom (as well as Fender by the sounds of it), and as you can see here, some are being exceedingly direct in their marketing, positively brazen in fact…


Yui on this Edwards guitar: “I recommend this one!”

There are plenty of cheaper instruments than those featured in show marketed thus, for the otaku on a budget. Not even being of the same make, the effectiveness is questionable, and store employees apparently report not much success with the opportunism…

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    Comment by Tetsushi1
    06:48 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can someone rewatch ep 1 of K-on! and watch near the end of the anime. What brand Yui brought? She brought a Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Not a Gibson/ Epiphone Guitar is own by Gibson, just Epiphone is cheaper but have some guitar that are the same style as a Gibson. Why do people still say it a Gibson..arghhhh!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yui bought the guitar in the second episode, and it easily outprices even higher end Epiphone guitars. It matched the price of a Gibson LP Standard. The headstock also says Gibson.

    There is a mistake in the second episode in which the headstock clearly says Fender, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, once a character from K-ON has sex, something that's almost inevitable (lol yeah right) considering that its a rock band, I wonder what the otaku are going to be doing with those instruments.

    It would be a damn shame to see perfectly serviceable instruments go to waste if the work themselves up into a shitstorm and start smashing everything K-ON related.

    Comment by shalala
    07:24 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wanna see if someone buys them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Come the Revolution,guitars will be taken from those who just collect them and given to those who play them."

    Comment by Wizary
    00:40 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My drummer is fa**ing on k-on drums

    Comment by gil
    00:18 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    those instruments would stink with fap trace after the otakus bought it....

    need ita violin! (any?)

    Comment by blue_blue
    15:06 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they would need a guitar with embedded tenga egg

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course they wont buy a random guitar that's not in the anime! Only buy the real thing Otakus! The real ones! ^_______^

    Comment by Y10NRDY
    02:48 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah this is pretty crass but... if they paint a mio on the headstock of one of the basses i'm ordering one.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    10:52 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still go for the Flying V of Legend of Black Heaven Gabe Tanaka. Micheal Shenker and John Sykes are still old time favs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:38 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the less awkward term would be "orgiastic consumerism".
    this is the holy grail of capitalism! the creation of demand out of nothing! fuck you properuseofguitarfags!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But Yui plays Gibson Les Pauls! not Cheap knock offs!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:55 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    GIBSONS SUCK BALLS. Seriously their pieces of crap. Most of the japanese "copies" of gibson's guitars exceed them in playability, value and quality. Then again the Gibsons in Japan are usually made by the japanese branch.

    Apart from the japanese stuff, US made Gibsons suck. They dont stay in tune, and they just have appaling quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:09 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I got one of the instruments from the show I'd definitely play it rather than just put it on display. I've actually been considering it, too. I've been thinking about learning bass guitar for years (I've played tuba and baritone since I was 8), so even though it'd be a cheaper version, and probably right-handed, I'd try and get a bass that looks like Mio's. ^_^ That is, as long as the K-On boom hasn't affected American music store prices as well...

    Comment by blue_blue
    21:07 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yo, dude...
    ever heard the word "fapping"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "a perverse display of consumeristic onanism"

    Aaaaand that's one for the quote archive. Funniest thing I've seen today.

    Comment by blue_blue
    14:59 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So now otakus can fap all day long with a guitar, a bass, a drum, and a keyboard. I wonder how they're gonna do that. I mean, yea, guitar is okay, but keyboard?

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    Comment by Archer112
    20:22 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, the power of brainwashing....

    Comment by sleepy
    20:16 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Buyers should consider, whether or not they will be using the instruments loyally before purchasing...

    though most otakus will buy it for display purposes only

    Comment by bongo bongo
    05:25 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. The thought of some guy with no musical ability buying a $700 - $1200 instrument for display only really irks me... if you're buying at least try to learn how to play.

    Comment by Iluna
    21:45 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kakifly better think twice if he/she were to make Mio hook up with another guy.

    Display purpose -> ???

    hur hur...

    Comment by blue_blue
    15:04 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no, no... no display purposes
    its for fapping purpose
    well, you know, at least it'll still produce music of some sort....

    Comment by Ivory
    20:04 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate Les Paul

    SG forever !!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    seconded to SG superiority

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    Comment by ThatGuyWithTheBalls
    00:02 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol i own an SG nice power to it but Les paul are easier to do Guitar solo's to my opinion...

    Or maybe i have short fingers.....

    Comment by jaz
    20:43 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sigh.... wish an otaku wud buy a guitar for me.... it'd be a total waste to just put a perfectly good guitar on display...

    Comment by Gunso
    20:59 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahahaha... but how many of them will buying that instrument and play with it rather keep it for display only...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should also be able to bargain for a really low price.

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    Comment by Obsidian
    20:00 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What I need is a god damn K-On Drum set.

    Comment by blue_blue
    15:02 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that drum set is gonna be sticky, I suppose?

    Comment by Soulzstar
    19:48 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lawl What's this? :P

    Comment by Random Fag
    19:20 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The world is filled with idiots.
    Well, in the view of the crisis consumeristic onanists in Japan will be more interested in finding something edible in several years, cause Japan is in "dead zone", having no resourses, declining GDP and money kept in US obligations.

    Comment by Alaudia
    19:16 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol japanese businessmen are quick to take advantage of this as expected~

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and yet it is cheaper to buy guitars from other countries if you are in japan XD

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    Comment by Berserkhobo
    21:48 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moe moe Kyun! oh wait... that's not right.

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    Comment by Enix
    19:24 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    as expected
    damn opportunists...

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    Comment by basilio
    19:28 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yahhhhh trying to market guitars that have like 0 resemblance to the ones shown in the show is very much fail. Don't expect them to sell much from this kind of advertisement...

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    Comment by Firaku
    01:35 22/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone willing to guy a guitar sported in K-on! won't be fooled by the music stores fail attempts to sell any old shit off the shelf.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well it not sell well because every otaku idiot already buy one even before the anime launch!

    Comment by Sakuragi
    19:28 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    only guitars and bass?? hey,,where's the keyboard!!?? this is conspiracy!!!

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    Comment by ranivusu
    12:58 15/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mugi-sama's keyboard is actually a Korg TR76 which goes for about 130000Yen

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    Comment by Deth
    23:02 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    What's up with that?

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    Comment by ThatGuyWithTheBalls
    00:00 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya!!! Support YAMAHA KEYBOARDS!!!!!

    What Brand is the Electric Guitar?

    Gibson? Epiphone?

    Anyway i still think its stupid cus some anime character plays the instrument...

    well hopefully when they buy the instrument they would learn to play....

    Why waste a good Jazz bass that cost about $800?

    ...Peace To All Rockers All over the world...

    ps: Jimi Hendrix Rawks :D

    Comment by flaskis
    02:36 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fail. An Epiphone _is_ a Gibson, only a copy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:05 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Epiphone is not a Gibson, its a subsidiary company under Gibson.
    You can't really call Epiphone a copy of Gibson because of this... You can call the ESP, Ibanez, and even Colt (as seen in the picture) copies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yamaha drums, KORG keyboards.

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    Comment by alex1_phang3
    23:02 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol my previous school used to have the exact same drumset as the one in K-On.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Zildjian cymbals!

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    Comment by Uboar
    22:42 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I second that! only fools would underrate the keyboard

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