In Back to the Future, Marty loved 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 would have to learn to play bass, but I’m sure he would be fine without it.
This impressive one-of-a-kind custom electric bass was designed and built by Chicago guitar makers Steve and Richard Doner, and features many design touches inspired by Doc and Marty’s time-traveling DeLorean DMC-12 . With a front and center flux capacitor, along with an LED destination display and buttons to select millennium, century, decade, and year, this bass is ready to stand the test of time as soon as possible. ‘it reaches 88 beats per minute. Where they’re going, they don’t need notes.
All of its visual effects circuits have been isolated from its audio circuits, ensuring clear sounds, and instead of running on a Mr. Fusion, this thing simply has a rechargeable NiMH battery. After a brief stint on eBay, the guitar sold for an undisclosed price with 100% of the proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The auction had reached $ 8,888 before it ended, so we can only guess that it raised a fair amount of money for the charity.
[via Laughing Squid]