Picked up a couple fun bits of wood and string recently:
This is a Telecaster clone from SX Guitars, who make shockingly good instruments for the bargain-basement price (okay, their electronics are generic and mediocre, but everyone replaces those anyway.) I picked it up because I wanted something cheap to lug to work that I didn't feel worried about getting a little banged up (unlike my Les Paul,) but I've been surprised by just how much I like it. I never got on with Strats at all - I know a lot of people have done great things with them, but every time I pick one up, clone or genuine article, it just does nothing for me. But this, man, this is an eminently playable, enjoyable little guitar, and I'm finding the Tele sound to be a lot more to my taste than the Strat. Upgrading to a set of Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack pickups I snagged for cheap off Craigslist just pushes it even farther (though I did have to re-pot the bridge pickup.)
And this is what I really had to post about. It's a Supro Huntington I bass, and I'm absolutely blown away by it. I read a bit about these after seeing a promo video on YouTube, and then dropping into the local music store last week they had one hanging on the wall and I tried it out and immediately fell in love. This is the mahogany version with a piezo pickup in the bridge, and man, it plays and sounds incredible. The gold-foil pickup gets all the best qualities of the P-bass sound, the piezo pickup adds as much high-end bite and sizzle as you could possibly want in a bass, and this is the first instrument I've ever played where the tone control really engages with the sound rather than just dulling the high-end. On top of that, the output on this thing is friggin' hot. I'm never selling it.
Computers: Amiga 1200, DEC VAXStation 4000/60, DEC MicroPDP-11/73
Synthesizers: Roland JX-10/SH-09/MT-32/D-50, Yamaha DX7-II/V50/TX7/TG33/FB-01, Korg MS-20 Mini/ARP Odyssey/DW-8000/X5DR, Ensoniq SQ-80, E-mu Proteus/2, Moog Satellite, Oberheim SEM