i got the most amazing early xmas gift from the husband last night! an omnichord (now known as a suzuki q chord.) i don't have my own photos to post of it yet, so i'll grab some from the internet.
there's a real "cult" around this instrument. david bowie plays one. apparently a lot of old people like them, and they are popular with church groups.
as someone described it on amazon.com: "Think of the Q-Chord as a digital autoharp that never goes out of tune, plays 84 chords instead of 21, includes a built drum machine and has a midi output pickup, and you will be pretty close to the mark."
i was able to take it out of the box and play some really weird music within minutes. expect lots of youtube videos featuring this instrument shortly!!!