Macintosh Golden Apple is a Walnut Work of Art

When Apple released the Macintosh 128k in 1984, it revolutionized the computer industry. Actually, it revolutionized the entire world, and not just computers. Public relations and advertising were also heavily touched—the Apple "1984" commercial that ran during the Super Bowl is still one of the more famous television spots of all time.

We owe much of what we know about computing today to that first Macintosh, so it is only fitting that people create tributes to that machine. The Golden Apple is one such tribute. It's a one-of-a-kind machine, and it is crafted out of American Walnut instead of molded plastic. It features the exact same dimensions as the original Macintosh. And yes, you can lift it with the handle, just as you could the original.

The keyboard and mouse are also created from walnut, and the keyboard features gold plated key caps.

Though it may look like a Macintosh, this is actually a modern machine. The inside is stuffed with a Mac Mini, and the usual Macintosh floppy disk drive is now a DVD drive.

No price has been determined for the Golden Apple, but given the craftsmanship that went into this work of art—and given how much the creator's other handmade projects cost—it's not going to be cheap. But if you're an Apple collector, this might make a great addition to your home.

What do you think?