This bizarre computer-animated string instrument is completely transfixing and impressive

This completely bonkers sting instrument was created/animated for animated film Resonant Chamber. But we think someone should make one in real life.

computer-animated string instrument

Vaguely baroque in its tone but totally alien to look at, this nameless instrument is totally ingenious:

There appear to be elements of a traditional acoustic guitar, various lutes, harps, maybe a theorbo… it’s hard to pin it all down, but it’s very exciting.

Commenters on Facebook have noted the resemblance of the plucking fingers to those of a skeleton, or bird beaks. Whatever the inspiration, we’re thinking that the annual bill for sting replacements and tuning would be enough to take it out of our price range.

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