Waterphones – invented and patented by Richard A. Waters (what are the chances?) are more than mere musical instruments. They’re:
‘…stainless steel and bronze monolithic, one-of-a-kind, acoustic, tonal-friction instruments that utilize water in the interior of their resonators to bend tones and create water echos. In the world family of musical instruments, the Waterphone is between a Tibetian Water Drum, an African Kalimba (thumb piano) and a 16th century Peg or Nail Violin.’
Made-to-order originals cost between $1000 and $2100.
Ownership does not guarantee a career in horror movie SFX and/or popularity at hipster gatherings.