Stash Stainless 2013

Admit it. You would love to get your hands on this item, for a few minutes at least.

I don’t normally include instruments built solely for shock value, but this one has a little more going on than the usual electric Cornflakes box.

Designed by Stan Potyrala for Canadian firm Stash and priced at $3,000 (presumably aimed at the wealthy novelty market), this machine is made entirely from stainless steel with a tubular neck.

A what?

A. Tubular. Neck.

It’s a parallel array of strings around a circular radius, which Stash claims provides

a more natural and comfortable way for the musician to reach the strings

Perhaps it would suit double bassists?

Stash Bass body 2013

Stash Bass body 2013

It’s a bold design, I’ll give them that. Surprisingly light at only 4.5 kg (10 lbs), the Stash Stainless (needless to say) sports ‘custom’ pickups. I have no idea what this thing would sound like, and they haven’t provided a demo video as yet.

The $3,000 price tag is listed as an ‘introductory offer’ so you’d better get moving.

Stash Bass head 2013

Stash Bass head 2013