Weird headless guitar, from the 1950s

Thanks to comrade Phillip from Los Angeles, who suggested I investigate Bunker Guitars. In 1955, Dave Bunker patented the Duo-Lectar (which the kid in the picture is playing). It was a double neck guitar played by tapping the strings against the frets - just like every poodle-haired metaller would do thirty years later. Dave (who is, inevitably, from Washington State) is a guitar maker who played with Elvis and Johnny Cash, although "One of Dave's more enjoyable experiences was entertaining on cruise ships". He's still making Touch Guitars, and will sell you a double-necked guitar/bass guitar for, er, $4,395 (that's a factory direct bargain!). And, of course, Ed Roman, has one in stock - once you've got past that lime green fretless monster at the top of his page...

This reminds me of the Chapman stick

Reminds me of something....hmmm...what was it? Oh, I know - a KEYBOARD!
Ed Roman is a big fat liar.
You said it. The only good thing I ever heard about Ed Roman was a rumor that he was going out of business, and even that was a lie. Turned out he just opened up in a different US state. His reputation couldn't possibly be worse.
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