In this CBS This Morning video Stevie Wonder is talking about Aretha Franklin who has just recently passed, after a long and profound life.

What instrument is in front of him? I've never seen anything like it.

It appears to have strings, is long an flat on a table in front of him, with strings starting in front of him and extending forward directly away from him.

Video: Stevie Wonder reveals his last words to Aretha Franklin before she died

Stevie Wonder and unrecognized instrument


I think this instrument is a harpejji.

  • Oh, the "strings" and "frets" are electrical contacts? – uhoh Aug 18 '18 at 18:25
  • It looked like an overgrown steel guitar to me - though playing steel guitar entirely by hammering-on the strings was a novelty! – user19146 Aug 18 '18 at 22:18
  • They're strings, the playing technique is mainly 'tapping'. But check on the maker's website. SW endorses the instrument. youtube.com/… – Laurence Payne Aug 18 '18 at 22:26

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