Longbow 2-String Bass Guitar

I've always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but all those strings are confusing! So perhaps this is the easier instrument: the Longbow "American Classic" 2 string bass!

http://www.longbowbass.com/Gallery/tabid/55/Default.aspx - via Guitar Blog (who just celebrated its 6th Blogiversary. Sixth! Congrats!), thanks Stratoblogster!

(There is, of course, a one-string bass guitar from Japanese guitar maker Atlansia, the Dàn bâu from Vietnam and the Duxianqin from China)

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Um, the bassitar played by Chris Ballew of the Presidents of the United States of America? Or Mark Sandman of Morphine? Or some European band whose name I don't remember, but remember the skinny-necked two-string bass in their crappy video? An idea that has been done before. Unless you're using a slide like Sandman, there's no real reason to limit yourself like this.
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