The most interesting and unusual axes from Europe's biggest gear show.

Sandberg Guitars unveiled the amazing-looking Forty-Eight bass. It features an alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, custom Sandberg tuning machines, and versatile humbuckers that yield everything from Jaco-esque bridge tones to fat rawk tones via volume, blend, treble, and bass knobs that can run in passive or active modes.