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Tag: Musical Instrument

The Barcode Guitar Is Cooler than a Keytar

The Barcode Guitar Is Cooler than a Keytar
Unless you’re talking about a Keytar, most guitars are played using strings and frets. But this unique electronic instrument has neither of those. Instead, it’s played using a barcode scanner. Maker James Bruton built this unusual electronic guitar that’s covered with barcodes on its four necks.

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane
I’ve tried playing the guitar on a few occasions in my life, but I always got frustrated with proper fret placement that I like to blame on my fat fingers rather than my lack of coordination.
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Someone Built a Guitar from Ramen Noodles

Someone Built a Guitar from Ramen Noodles
While I prefer my ramen noodles to be made fresh these days, there were many times back in college when instant ramen was as staple food, due to its incredible ease of cooking and budget pricing.

This Godzilla Guitar Is a True Monster of Rock

This Godzilla Guitar Is a True Monster of Rock
Godzilla is one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time. We’ve seen the creature take all kinds of forms over the years, but I can say with a high degree of certainty that this is the first time I’ve seen Godzilla as an electric guitar.

Bathrooms Equipped with Brass Instruments Instead of Sinks and Urinals

Bathrooms Equipped with Brass Instruments Instead of Sinks and Urinals
If you have a flair for the musical and want to redo your bathroom, you might want to do what this guy did. This is Redditor marc_urzz’s step-uncle’s bathroom. The highlight of the space is the tuba he repurposed as the sink.

Working LEGO Grand Piano Is a Baby Baby Grand

Working LEGO Grand Piano Is a Baby Baby Grand
You can’t have a tiny LEGO concert without a LEGO grand piano. Well, good news. Someone has created a concert grand piano out of LEGO. And it’s not just a static model either. This LEGO grand piano actually works.

Tickle the (Plastic) Ivories with This LEGO Grand Piano

Tickle the (Plastic) Ivories with This LEGO Grand Piano
LEGO sells all kinds of kits but they don’t currently make any which let you build a musical instrument. That could change if this LEGO Ideas grand piano model gets enough fan support. Eduard Reynolds designed this nifty LEGO replica of a concert grand piano, and it looks fantastic.

Fusion Electric Guitar Is the Guitar of the Future, Today

Fusion Electric Guitar Is the Guitar of the Future, Today
I’ve played a few instruments in my lifetime, but my stint playing the guitar was probably the shortest. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, it’s that I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to going to class and learning it properly.

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine, Yellow Submarine, Yellow Bass Guitar

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine, Yellow Submarine, Yellow Bass Guitar
You would have to be a real Blue Meanie to hate on this cool guitar. The luthiers at The Painted Player Guitar Co. in Basingstoke, Hampshire UK made this awesome custom bass guitar that looks just like The Beatles’ yellow submarine.

This Millennium Falcon Violin Does the William Tell Overture in 12 Parsecs

This Millennium Falcon Violin Does the William Tell Overture in 12 Parsecs
You gave a concert in that? You’re braver than I thought. This Millennium Falcon Violin sadly, has no strings, so you can’t play it, but you can hang it on your wall and admire it. Artist Richard Symons created this cool sculpture around a real violin.

Millennium Falcon Piano for Sale

Millennium Falcon Piano for Sale
You played a concert with that thing? You’re braver than I thought. Remember that Star Wars medley video from Player Piano that went viral? Turns out you can now own the Millennium Falcon piano featured in the video.

Boston Typewriter Orchestra Makes Music in the Nerdiest of Ways

Boston Typewriter Orchestra Makes Music in the Nerdiest of Ways
We have seen people make music using some strange instruments over the years. The use of hard drives as MIDI instruments to make music comes to mind. Now we have an orchestra, if you can call a bunch of dudes that bang on obsolete office equipment an orchestra.

Arpeggio Robotic Piano Player Tickles the Ivories

Arpeggio Robotic Piano Player Tickles the Ivories
Arpeggio is an impressive self-driven robotic player piano system developed by Nick Morris of Majestic Pianoworks. This robot performs at a virtuoso level and it actually does so while sitting at the piano, just like a human does.

The Jamstack Is an Attachable Guitar Amplifier

The Jamstack Is an Attachable Guitar Amplifier
You brought your guitar to the gig, but you forgot your amp? Problem solved. The JamStack is a compact guitar amplifier that will let you play anywhere without a traditional amp. The JamStack changes the game because it fits right on the bottom of your guitar and attaches in seconds.

The Metallophon Is a Musical Instrument You Play with Bullets

The Metallophon Is a Musical Instrument You Play with Bullets
Vitaly Kryuchin is the head of the Russian Federation of Practical Shooting. Apparently, he also loves music, so naturally he combined both to create one strange musical instrument. Kryuchin built something he calls the Metallophon. It is basically made from different-sized sheets of metal, which each deliver a different tone when you strike them with a bullet.

iRig HD 2 Musical Instrument Interface Ready to Rock

iRig HD 2 Musical Instrument Interface Ready to Rock
Musicians rejoice! IK Multimedia just dropped a big update to their iRig HD interface, making it the best way yet to connect musical instruments to your iOS device, PC or Mac. The iRig HD 2 lets you connect guitars, basses, and other instruments to digital devices, and lets you record, tweak and tune sounds to your heart’s content.
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