Introducing Instrument 1, which this week reached its Kickstarter funding target in under six hours.

The device's digital 'strings' mean it can be played in a number of ways, as a guitar, violin, drum or piano, or anything you like really.

By plugging it into a smartphone meanwhile, users can hook it up with most existing music apps.

After four years in development, maker Artiphon hopes to begin shipping the instrument at the start of next year, with white and black versions priced at $349 (£230) and a wooden-backed one $899 (£590).

"This moment has been four years in the making, and this is just the beginning," company founder Mike Butera wrote on the Kickstarter page.

Watch a video explaining the instrument below:

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