Bass guitar

BTTF Time Machine bass guitar: bass into the future

In Back to the Future, Marty liked to play the guitar. I think if he had ever asked Doc Brown to make him a musical instrument, it might have looked like this. Of course he should learn to play bass, but I’m sure he would be fine with that.

This stunning, one-of-a-kind custom electric bass was designed and built by Chicago guitar makers Steve and Richard Doner, and features many cool design touches inspired by Doc and Marty’s time-traveling DeLorean DMC-12 . With a front and center flux capacitor, plus an LED destination display and buttons to select millennium, century, decade, and year, this bass is ready to blast through time as soon as you hear it. ‘it reaches 88 beats per minute. Where they’re going, they don’t need grades.

All of its visual effects circuitry has been isolated from its audio circuitry, ensuring clean sounds, and instead of running off a Mr. Fusion, this thing just has a rechargeable NiMH battery. After a brief run on eBay, the guitar sold for an undisclosed price, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research. The auction had reached $8888 before it was over, so we can only guess that it raised a good amount of money for the charity.

[via Laughing Squid]