Stylophone ramps up the cool factor with limited-edition David Bowie-inspired remodelling of the classic stylus-based synthesizer.
The Stylophone is the 30 quid synthesizer that just won’t die. More British than The Putney, more legendary than the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and now as cool as Ziggy Stardust. You can imagine Major Tom squeaking on one as he stepped through the airlock.
The Bowie Stylophone comes in a dazzling white frame with a spaceship-silver grill and the word “Bowie” stamped on it – it’s a work of bleedin’ art and is a must-buy for any Bowie fan. In the box you get a full-colour booklet celebrating David Bowie’s work and features exclusive contributions and archive photographs.
Honestly, as it goes, it looks pretty fabulous and Bowie was a fan of the little synth and so they have every right to celebrate that. It’s still a Stylophone with its wobbly vibrato, built-in speaker and unplayable stylist driven interface. But hey, it’s fun to play with and for 30 quid you can’t go wrong, or you can probably pick one up for a fiver at your local car boot or charity shop – I did.
Dubreq did a bloody good job on the promo video though:
- Bowie Stylophone: Dubreq