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  • This Organ Is Shaped Like a Hand

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    Jean Guillou, a master organist, designed it in 1978. The German organ builder Detlef Kleuker built it. Notre-Dame des Neiges, a church in the resort town of L'Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps, has this unusual pipe organ. Cool
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    Yamaha's 360-Degree Spherical Drum Kit

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    This is Raijin, a spherical drum kit designed by Yamaha's motorcycle division. Cool!
    "This design seeks to create an ideal form that will allow human beings to go beyond existing methods to express themselves. The design resembles a globe and allows performers to let their imaginations run wild on an assortment of different kinds of drums. Energy erupts centered on the performer and creates an increasingly visually dynamic world of sound."
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    INSTRUMENT 1

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    INSTRUMENT 1 by Antiphon on Kickstarter, and it's already surpassed its funding goal. 
    The multi-instrument consists of a force-sensitive fretboard alongside a digital string-like interface and built-in speakers. It's designed to be played in various ways, mimicking different instrument depending on how it's held, from strumming it like a guitar to putting it on your lap and using the frets as piano keys.
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    Novelty ukuleles

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    Celentano Woodworks makes novelty ukuleles and sells them on Etsy. The Atom Uke is sold out, but check out the apple, cupcake ukes and avocado.
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    Musician plays eerie sounding instrument

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    Görkem Şen of Istanbul designed this large musical instrument he calls the Yaybahar. He really starts playing it around the 2 minute mark.
    "The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in an unique listening experience with an hypnotic surround sound."

    Skateboard Guitars

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    The Skateboard Guitar is made by artist Ezequiel Galasso and pro-skateboarder Gianfranco de Gennaro Gilmour from one or more used skateboard decks, some of them also use layered skateboard decks to create the neck. The guitars made from recycled skateboard decks. There’s no website or online shop but the company does have a Facebook page through which they take international orders.
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    Whistle Straws Let You Whistle While You Sip

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    Fred & Friends is selling these Slide Whistle Straws. Cool, but seems like it could get real annoying real quick.
    "Wet My Whistle is an awesome reusable drinking straw that also works like a slide whistle!"
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    Polish Street Performer Plays Amazing Guitar

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    Perform by Polish busker Mariusz Goli.

    Elmo Ukulele

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    Charles Lushear operates Bohemian Workbench, a custom workworking shop in Venice, California. His Elmo ukulele is Cool.
    "Constructed almost entirely from a single slab of premium grade birdseye maple. The smile and pupils are inlaid ebony. The bindings are Bolivian rosewood and the bridge is carved from Australian blackwood. Bone nut and saddle. Peghead geared tuners and Aquila strings. Spanish heel neck joint. Concerto size."
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    A C-3PO Electric Guitar

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    This fun C-3PO electric guitar was made by Etsy user Marc Potter using a C-3PO collectibles case.
    "Rainy Day Instruments presents …#063 C3PO electric Star Wars Guitar, Nice used Behringer maple neck securely attached to a Classic C3PO collectors case. Action figure case still can open and TALKS"
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    Castiv Guitar Sidekick — Universal smartphone holder

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    Never again miss the lyrics or notes to the song you're playing.
    This clip keeps your phone attached while you perform.
    Switches easily between portrait and landscape.
    Accomodates acoustic, electric, and classical guitars.
    Adjustable grip accomodates most protective cases.
    Works with any make or model of smartphone measuring 2.3"-3.3" wide.
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    $19.99.
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    Siberian Percussionists Playing A Frozen Lake

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    This is a video of a group of Siberian percussionists playing music on frozen ice sheets in Lake Baikal in -20°C (-4°F) temperatures. In minus 20C, they found by pure chance that the one metre thick ice has a distinctive and haunting rhythm all of its own, watch the video!
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    PocketStrings helps guitarist practice guitar on the go

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    PocketStrings is perfect for the guitarist that wants a super portable practice tool that fits almost anywhere. The wood guitar Raised strum pad to simulate strumming.
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    Wheelharp

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    The Wheelharp is a groundbreaking keyboard musical instrument that gives the player the ability to orchestrate a full chromatic scale of 61 actual bowed strings at one's own fingertips, almost like having a real chamber string orchestra at hand.
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    The Music Box Made out of a Massive Soil Compactor Machine

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    Artist Dave Cole converte created a massive music box - "The Music Box" , made out of a 22,000 pound soil compactor machine. Cole stripped most of the weight out of the compactor to make the sculpture more manageable, it still weighs in at 2,000 pounds. It plays 'The Star Spangled Banner'. The sculpture was commissioned by the Cleveland Institute of Art.
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