Is This the Instrument of the Future?

Showcased earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Artiphon Instrument 1 ($800) is now available for preorder. But what is it? The Artiphon is a Frankensteinian combination of embedded bass, violin and drum sounds embedded into an electronic iPhone-powered guitar-shaped futuristic hardwood instrument (and please don't ask us to repeat that). Comprised of a built-in keyboard and fretboard, it uses your smartphone and a free app to select different modes. A bamboo and polished aluminum case adds a classy touch to this bizarre musical gizmo.

See it in action below.

Reserve Now: $800

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