It's part drum, part guitar, and it definitely wins this week's odd instrument award. It's none other than the Drumitar. Futureman of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones originally had a classic SynthAxe,
but with some serious mods has turned it into a guitar drum kit with
piezo sensors that triggers drum sounds via MIDI. (SynthAxe lovers —
the thing was GBP10,000 new — may be screaming.) To get more
distinctive sounds, he layers samples from multiple instruments. He
also uses the commercially-available but nearly-as-unusual ZenDrum controller.