the botar: a new musical instrument

what is a botar?

what does it look like?

exploded view of neckexploded view of neck

the neck
looks like the neck of a guitar, except that
the brain
the prototype uses a development computer, but all the circuitry could be made to fit in a box no bigger than a videocassette

how do you play it?

Very much like you play a cello or a guitar, except that instead of bowing or plucking you press on a "string", which is a strip of rubber lying over a sensor.

A short QuickTime movie of someone playing the botar.
The same movie in Windows AVI format.

what does it sound like?

where does the development of the botar stand?


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