This would be the perfect start for a Mariachi brass band.
The key to a good mix, and not driving the sound guy nuts, is consistent sound from the mics on stage. This system solves that for a number of different instruments.
These beautiful wooden mutes are miles away from the drab white and red mutes of yesteryear. I'm kind of disappointed that these are not made by bearded hipsters in Portland.
While I do like the look of this instrument, it looks like multiple plumbers have worked on the pipes over the years.
The primary use for these is as practice instruments. I think having a bass that's an octave higher than normal could be put to interesting use in the studio.
You know how it's hard not to look cool when playing a guitar? In this case the opposite is true.
Goldfish guitars is still cruising 10 years after I first saw them at NAMM, this time with their "Clownuku" ukulele.
I'm beginning to think it should be the NAUM Show, as in National Association of Ukulele Merchants. I may as well get the uke coverage out of the way…
A Naruto-themed uke? Sure, why not?
Every outrigger should have a pair.
The story of a young squire named Aki who doesn't know he's destined to be king.
Plastics. There's a great future in plastics.
Dean is known for producing some wicked-looking guitars. Not so much with the ukes, though.
I don't know why they named the King Cobra cello after a malt liquor. Who am I to judge?
The bass player is usually hidden behind the guitar player anyway.
The (presumably) more ergonomic angled neck looks to be about 45°, for the full 180° look here.
"Spalted Maple and Walnut"
The wood that the top of this acoustic bass is made of, or an ice cream flavor? You decide.
The truss rod in the neck is mechanically coupled to the bridge so that the strings pull against the rod rather than the rod pushing against the wood.
I'm sure you know a bass player that should have this instrument.
Resonance Creations have updated the N'Goni with modern tuners but still use traditional construction methods.
Actually it would be pretty cool if your father owned a N'Goni.
Bass Clef sound holes are used just in case you weren't clear that this was a bass and not just a big guitar.
This looks like a texture taken from a Doom or some other post-apoc first person shooter.
This bass sells for 28000 €. Imagine what it would cost to put gold leaf over a bass without a minimal body.
I would imagine that they'd look something like these. Then again if Tim Burton did design basses they would only be playable by Johnny Depp and could only play music written by Danny Elfman.
Banjos tend to put out a good deal of mid-range frequencies. Resonator guitars also strongly project the mids. A resonator banjo should probably be registered as an lethal weapon.
Rozanna has a history in the Oddities of producing instruments that make me go "hmm" as well as "huh?"
The finish of this guitar purports to be produced by some form of holography. Maybe the air quotes are appropriate.
But not in the fashion crime form they took back in the 80s. These are alternatives to standard clamp-on shoulder rests.
This reminds me of my junior high woodshop art project where I used a wire brush to bring out the grain.
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