Found this lost in the vast cyber-landscapes of the web: a surround-sound strat where each string has its own output and can therefore be plugged in to a six-input 5.1 amp.
Armed with a cordless drill, a soldering iron, and a Stewart-MacDonald catalog, I proceeded to disembowel a perfectly good Squier Stratocaster,” says Johnson. “With a 1″ bit, I carved a canyon into the body for 12 volume and tone pots. Next, I built six separate one-string pickups. The cylindrical magnets fit perfectly in the drill, so winding them was easy—two minutes each at high speed. Then, I placed each pickup into one of two single-coil covers, using a simple 1951 Fender P-Bass schematic to wire each to a separate output jack.
Interesting possibilities here. You could record each string on a separate track and mix them as you see fit. Play two 5.1 strats together and you could create very unique ambiances.
I haven’t found any other information on this Adam Johnson fellow nor on his creation but would certainly love to hear the result.