Imagined by Ranjit Bhatnagar of, this creative geeks was designed to look like it was pulled from an old 8-bit video game, and “every part except the fingerboard and the round holes for the tuning pegs is squared-off.” Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

The instrument is playable (although if you skip down to watch Make’s Bre Pettis scratching away, you’ll see its just as hard to conjure sweet sound from as is a regular analog violin).

[via WiredMoomilk]