If you’ve never heard of Diego Stocco, it’s about time you emerged from the rock you’ve been living under to check this out. Stocco is a visionary for creative instruments and sound, and since he started putting the two together, he has been unstoppable. Check out these ridiculously awesome instruments below and watch the video to see how the sound evolves together.
“The starting point of the Expericello was a damaged cello.I removed the majority of the top body to insert a zither, because the additional strings create sympathetic resonances (like in a sitar). Also the neck is completely custom built, and it uses 2 double bass strings and two piano strings. I played it by pinching the strings since there’s no fingerboard.” -Stocco
“The Experibass combines a violin, viola and cello neck on the body of a double bass. It has a unique and recognizable sound also due to the way I play it.” -Stocco
“This instruments produces mostly overtones due to the restricted air passages. It combines a penny whistle, plastic pipes and the bell of a trombone.” -Stocco
Take a second to watch this video. It puts his hard work together and creates something truly unique and cool!
You can see more photos of his instruments here.
(Photo credit: Behance)