This unique one off DeLorean/Time Machine bass guitar was built by Doner Designs and was inspired by a certain film trilogy. The instrument was just recently sold, with all the money raised being donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
This unique looking instrument by Doner Designs is lovingly inspired by the Back To The Future film trilogy. You can find all those unique and quirky appointments that made that particular DeLorean a time-machine displayed in full splendour here.
The bass was purchased by Arend Raby, a collecter of unique instruments, in May 2020 and all of the proceeds were donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
I love the whole DeLorean-meets-mad-scientist aesthetic of the instrument. It just screams time machine! The attention to detail is amazing, like the Flux Capacitor that is integrated into the front, or the massive amount of exposed wiring, making it look even more like a certain time travelling car from the ’80s!
Where we’re going we don’t need roads
The bass was constructed using a Warmoth body and neck, and uses a Nordstrand pickup with an Audere preamp. The rest of the hardware includes a Babicz bridge and a set of Hipshot tuning machines. This is all rounded off with a unique Axetreme Creations pickguard and a ReRanch nitrocellulose time-travelling DeLorean coloured lacquer finish.
You really have to check out the videos below. There is even one of Billy Sheehan playing it and it just looks amazing. Such a great job, with lots of care and attention throughout.
Doner Designs is a part-time charity, founded and operated by Steve Doner and his son Richard. They spent 300 hours over three years building this amazing looking instrument, and it is their seventh custom one-off guitar to date. If you want to read all the juicy details about it, follow the link below and enjoy!