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Tag: Musical Instrument

This 3D Printed Violin Looks Alien

This 3D Printed Violin Looks Alien
The image you see here is not a woman giving a violin concert on an alien world using an alien violin. It’s actually a 3D printed instrument called a two-string piezoelectric violin. Despite its otherworldly looks, it was really created right here on Earth.…

PianoArc Round Keyboard: Music is a Flat Circle

PianoArc Round Keyboard: Music is a Flat Circle
Brockett Parsons plays keyboard for Lady Gaga, who is as famous for her outlandish outfits as for her songs. Brockett wanted to get in line with his star and be an eye-catching performer on his own. Brock’s guitarist friend suggested that he build a circular keyboard. The PianoArc is the…
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Mr. Knocky: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day

Mr. Knocky: I Don’t Wanna Work, I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum All Day
Japan is home to all sorts of brilliant things. Chock up another one courtesy of Mr. Knocky. This silly invention is a remote-controlled drummer, and looks like a ton of fun – for at least an afternoon. I have no idea why there’s a “Parental Advisory” logo above, unless you…

3D Printed Saxophone Made with Laser and All that Jazz

3D Printed Saxophone Made with Laser and All that Jazz
Last year, 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental dared 3D printed guitar maker Olaf Diegel to make a 3D printed saxophone. Challenge accepted. Olaf recently showed off one of his prototypes on YouTube, an alto saxophone mostly made of nylon, which he printed using selective laser sintering (SLS). Watch Olaf play…

These Custom Guitars are made from Classic Car Parts

These Custom Guitars are made from Classic Car Parts
Check out these beautiful guitars. Dave Gartland, aka Ali Kat, builds these custom instruments from classic car parts. In some cases they even have working tail lights.…

This Lyre is Made from a Human Skull

This Lyre is Made from a Human Skull
If you are strumming on a 19th century Lyre like this one, made from a human skull, antelope horns, skin, gut, and hair, you are probably the creepiest minstrel ever and should lock yourself up immediately. Yes, this is a real lyre – one that actually seems to leer at…

The Guitar Doorbell: Strum on In

The Guitar Doorbell: Strum on In
Are you tired of the standard ding-dong of your doorbell? Maybe it’s time to welcome your guests to the sounds of a guitar. When people walk into you home or business, they will be greeted by the strumming of a guitar with the Guitar Doorbell (aka the “GuitDoorbell”).…

Super Mario Bros. Drum Kit: Our Drumsticks are in Another Castle

Super Mario Bros. Drum Kit: Our Drumsticks are in Another Castle
This custom Super Mario Bros. Drum Kit looks pretty awesome. It’s the kind of thing they would play at the Koopa Cabana. If such a place existed. Anyway, your Mario themed band has found it’s first set of equipment.…

Pringles Can Pipe Organ: Once You Pop, You Can’t Stop

Pringles Can Pipe Organ: Once You Pop, You Can’t Stop
The tower of Pringles cans you’re looking at here isn’t the remnants of a week-long gaming marathon (though it could be). Instead, it’s a fully-functional musical instrument – assuming that you like slightly off-key, strange sounding tunes. The functional sculpture was made by Brooklyn music production company Fall on Your…

FretPen: It’s a Pen. No, It’s a Tiny Guitar!

FretPen: It’s a Pen. No, It’s a Tiny Guitar!
The FretPen is a pen that doubles as a miniature guitar. Even if you can’t do much with one string and teensy frets, at least you can write and play a neat little tune with it.…

Super Mario Bros. Theme on a Classic Chinese Instrument: Shengtune

Super Mario Bros. Theme on a Classic Chinese Instrument: Shengtune
The Super Mario Bros. theme is nearly 30 years old. It’s quite old, but not as ancient as the sheng, a Chinese instrument that’s mentioned in texts from 11th to 12th century B.C., which means it could be about 3,000 years old. Whoever made the accordion-like instrument couldn’t have imagined…

Custom Super Mario Drum Kit: What, No Donkey Konga?

Custom Super Mario Drum Kit: What, No Donkey Konga?
This Super Mario themed drum kit was built by Josh Fry and it looks amazing. I can see Mario, Luigi, the Princess and even Toad all rocking out together.…

Amazing Custom Guitars: String Art

Amazing Custom Guitars: String Art
If you are looking for some of the coolest guitars ever, look no further than Jamie Ghio Sanches and Mike Braunewell. Togther, the Gibraltar-based artists make some of the sweetest guitars you will ever see. This duo has backgrounds in music and car modding, so it is a great match.…

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination
It may not look like much, but Dentaku’s tiny board lets you follow in the footsteps of Leo Fender, Antonio Stradivari, Ikutaro Kakehashi and other musical instrument makers. It’s called the Ototo, and it’s a small synthesizer that can be activated by any conductive material and tweaked by a variety…

TARDIS Ukulele: More Musical on the Inside

TARDIS Ukulele: More Musical on the Inside
We’ve seen the Time Lords many times throughout countless Doctor Who episodes. However we know very little about their culture. What do they like to do for fun? What kind of music do they like? Do Time Lords play the ukulele? Who knows? I do know that if you play…

FLAMEnco: The Flame Throwing Guitar

FLAMEnco: The Flame Throwing Guitar
Every guitarist wants a guitar that will set the stage on fire. This is that guitar – literally. Don Juan De Pyro turned his guitar into a flamethrower that initially could shoot multicolored flames up to six feet for about 40 seconds. He calls it the FLAMEnco guitar.…
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