We’ve seen iPhone orchestras, people playing with music apps on the iPad, but what about a REAL guitar made out of phones? Although this sounds like too much trouble, versus a real guitar, the brilliant developer Steffest pulled this out, by joining 5 smartphones and creating a musical instrument that looks like this.

He also coded a music app for 3 different mobile platforms: Android (Java), iPhone (Objective-C) and Windows Mobile (C#). The 5 handsets were strapped together onto a piece of wood, together with a speaker, powered by a battery. Some of these phones run Android and the resulting gadget looks very very cool.

There’s a video demo for you to watch below, showing Steffest playing his “guitar” and having a go at the Crackling Rosie song. Dubbed “The Phone Guitar”, this invention will be presented at MobileCampBrussels, a developer conference.

[via Phandroid]