So, let me get this straight. Those young, wild and free, rebellious upstarts with their crazy new "opera" music are responsible for the Frankenlute being invented? Ok, got it.
I'm sure it had the added advantage of, after a night of crazy partying to all that evil opera music, doubling as a ladder to help climb up into your 2nd story flat after you realized you lost your keys at said partying.
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!