Musikmesse 2017: Hartmann 20 on the show floor

VIDEO: For €20k you'd expect high-end design. This synth doesn't disappoint.

MUSIKMESSE 2017: While it's built around StudioLogic's Waldorf-derived Sledge engine and will feature an all-black Fatar keybed with aftertouch, the real story around the Hartmann 20 is its stunning industrial design and, let's face it, the €20,000 price. 

It is, in short, a prohibitively expensive thing of beauty, largely milled from a single solid slab of aluminium. 

We caught up with creator Axel Hartmann at Waldorf's stand and indulged ourselves with a good old-fashioned covet.