Well, I just finished watching the FLCL DVD and I loved it. I know the concept of cartoon characters using electric guitars as weapons isn't exactly new, but does anyone happen to know why Gainax chose those out of all instruments? I mean, two of them (Haruko's Rickenbacker 4001 and the ...eew... EB-0 Canti uses when he gets to play the hero) are basses, for God's sake, and everyone knows basses aren't cool, right?! Why didn't Gainax use the pointy guitars everyone knows and loves, like Naota's Flying V? Are there any statements from the director about this, or does anyone happen to know?