The Sleeping Beauties project was conceived out of a desire to preserve humanity's expression through music. In 2016, I attended a lecture on AI given by a famous researcher. At the beginning of the lecture, the speaker explained that the background music playing during the reception was entirely produced by AI. I was shocked by this fact; the music was really nice and I couldn't tell any difference from "human-made" music.
My mind was spinning; I was afraid that in 100 years, man-made music would be completely gone. What would be the point of AI music other than "audio decoration"? What if humanity forgets how to express itself through music? The deepest soul-connected human expression and communication skill would regress. And maybe die.
I had a deep desire to fight this future scenario, so I came up with the idea to build and deliver electric guitars into the future! The idea of the Sleeping Beauties was born.
Unique electric guitars made out of the finest tone woods combined with exceptional materials. Musical instrument masterpieces of the highest sound quality, tuned and enjoyed for just a few minutes, then declared as art and sent to sleep for 100 years.
The jack input – the connection of the electric guitar to the music world – is sealed off for 100 years. The electric guitar's purpose is sent to the future like an astronaut in cryosleep. The wake-up-date is clearly specified. A countdown of 36525 days until the guitar will sing again has started.
"I like to think of how people will react to "brand-new vintage guitars" in 100 years. I am convinced that the electric guitar will reach the same cultural potential as a Stradivarius today. The Sleeping Beauties are meaningful legacies to pass on to our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They transport the powerful cultural energy of the electric guitar's golden age which we have to communicate to future generations! The future owners who will wake up the Sleeping Beauties a century from now will receive an important message!"