Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's Ugliest

As the owner of a Martin guitar (one that cost substantially less than $150,000), I know this one-of-a-kind piece here probably has beautiful tone and resonance, made as it is from the finest Adirondack spruce and Brazilian rosewood. But we seriously have to talk about this "History of Flight" theme...

Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's UgliestS

Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's UgliestS

Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's UgliestS

Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's UgliestS

Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's UgliestS

Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's UgliestS

Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's Ugliest

Martin's "History of Flight" Guitar Costs $150,000, Ranks Among World's UgliestS

Do you really want Cliff's Notes to the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum on the thing that's supposed to get you laid at parties? Iconic yet cheesy images—Neil Armstrong, the Wright Flyer, the freakin' Voyager probe—are done in the most intricate mother-of-pearl by undisputed inlay master Larry Robinson, and yet I'm not sure I'd like to meet the guy who buys it. Don't take my opinion, though. Have a look at the gallery below, or visit the Guitar Center's site for the thorough and highly educational historical walkthrough. [Guitar Center]