The "Chapman Stick"...Coolest instrument EVER! No strumming or picking needed and you play all the melody with both hands. Check out some of the videos of it in action on YouTube. Way cool!!! I'd love to have one of these! :)
Chapman Stick, a.k.a., The Stick : : originally devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s, it is played by tapping or fretting the strings [rather than plucking them] with both hands simultaneously. Sticks are designed in 8, 10 or 12 string models by Stick Enterprises.