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Instrument Description
A HAPI Drum An easy to play melodic steel tongue drum, inspired by the Hang Drum
Aeolian Wind Harp Played by the wind; free of the touch of human hands
Amazing Pencilina Collision of dulcimer, bass, koto, slide guitar
Aquaggaswack 29 hanging pot lids, a gong tree with a wide sonic palette
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Organ World's largest and loudest musical instrument, 150 tons and 33,112 pipes
Balalaika 3-string folk instrument from Russia and the Ukraine
Bamboo Saxophones Sax's crafted by Ángel Sampedro del Rio
Bandura Ukrainian Bandura by Dwight Newton
Bass Stick A "virtual instrument" from the minds of Animusic
Bazantar 5-string acoustic bass -- with an extra 33 strings
Beer Bottle Organ Instead of pipes, this organ uses beer bottles
Bikelophone A palette of sonic exploration, with a bicycle hub
Bonang Javanese Gamelen instrument
Boobam drums Tubular drums made by Bill Loughborough
Bowafridgeaphone Iner Souster's collision of refrigerator grates, metal bowls, and strings
Bubble Organ Unique resonating organ, using balloons, bubbling water, PVC and imagination
Car Music Project Band that uses musical instruments created from a dismantled car
Celestial Harp A unique 72-string harp based on the circle, the square and the spiral
Ceramic Musical Instruments Some of Barry Hall's creations
Chrysalis Unique instrument designed by Cris Forster
Cigar Box Guitar Shane Speal keeps the age old tradition alive
Circular Harp The Circular Harp

Percussive and melody mouth instrument

Contrabass Sax in Eb Biggest woodwind in the world, a monster
Cymbalom An old hammered dulcimer with a new twist
Daxophone Hans Reichel's awesome & innovative musical invention, must hear it to believe it
Didgeridoo The oldest wind instrument known to man
Didj-Bass Combo Custom made didgeridoo that wraps around NeaL Brooks' bass
Didjibodhrán Half Didjeridu - Half Bodhrán
DIJBASS Andy Graham's Electric bass didjeridu hybrid
Double Violin Two violins that share a common fingerboard
Due Capi Two headed wood & aluminum wind instrument
Dulcimer Stringed instrument from the Appalachians
Electric Bass Kalimba Catamaran style electric bass kalimba
Electrified Violoncello From the hands of lutheir Dwight Newton, experimental electric cello
Electric Harp Guitar Made by Steve Klein for Michael Hedges
Electronic Bagpipe An analog electronic bagpipe instrument
Elemento Experimental instruments from Elemento
     Sandata ng lolo ni tatay Experimental instrument by Lirio Salvador
     Planet Stainless Experimental instrument by Lirio Salvador
     Sandat 3RB Experimental instrument by Lirio Salvador
E-Sitar 17-string sitar neck on an electric guitar body, an electric sitar
Excedrin Thumb Piano Tiny Thumb Piano by Bob Collier
Fences Violinist Jon Rose plays fences with his bow
Fiddle-dee-doo Globu-tubular horn with goatskin resonator
Fire Organ A thermoacoustically controlled pyrophone organ
Fluba One of a kind tuba-sized flugel horn
Former Guitars Modified, decontextulalized or completely new
Freenotes Instruments Easy to play Gamelan inspired instruments
From Scratch A few of the instruments of "From Scratch"
Gas Tank Orchestra Yes, the instruments are made of old gas tanks
Giant Tuba The giant tuba has over 34 feet of tubing and is nearly 8 feet tall
Glass Armonica One of Ben Franklin's favorite inventions
Gongs Gongs made from found steel plates
Gravikord The unique electro-acoustic double harp
Guitar Bass 10-string Guitar / Bass instrument
Guitar Machine Guitar, bass, and more, played with the feet
Guitarangi da Gamba 30-string guitar/sarangi/viola DA gamba thing
Guitarpsichord Part harpsichord, Part guitar, classical guitar strings played by a keyboard
Guitorgan Univox "Effie" guitar infused with Organ parts
Hang (Hang Drum) Pronounced like "Hung" or "Hong" the Hang is played with the Hands :)
Hank Drum Invented by Dennis Havlena, made from a propane tank, inspired by the Hang Drum
Harmonic Generator 64 strings, 32 spinning motors, a keyboard, and a lot of heavy metal
Harmonic Guitars Experimental guitar-like instruments
Harp Guitar Part guitar, part bass, part harp
Harp-Kora Double-sided harp, strung and played like a Kora
Harp Mandolins Honey, I shrunk the guitars!
Harpouditar A 26-String Guitar / Oud / Zither
Hmong Harp Double-tongued ethereal brass mouth harp
Horns by Tommy DOG Uncommon horns made from common materials
Huaca Multi-chambered pan-cultural clay vessel flute
Hybrid Strings Hybrid stringed instruments by artist Ken Butler
Imratgitar 20-string instrument combining guitar and sitar
Incantor Hand art Incantor by Q. R. Ghazala
IT Experimental stringed instrument by Dana Flavin
'Jomama A fretless baritone 5-string banjo sculpture
Juggernaut (Washtub Bass) Unusual Washtub Bass instrument by Isaac Bassard
Kaisatsuko 2-string unique oriental fiddle with Hurdy Gurdy-like hand crank
Kazoo The kazoo is a type of mirliton, which modifies the sound of a person's voice by way of a vibrating membrane.
Kestrel 920 Subharmonic omnivibrational microtonal sound sculpture
Koralimba Kora inspired double sided electric kalimba
Knutsen instruments Some rare creations of the late Chris Knutsen
LEGO Harpsichord Harpsichord made of over 100,000 LEGO's
LightHarp An electronic Harp that uses lights and lasers to trace strings through space for performers to play.
Lumberhorn An ugly Hillbilly bass evolves into to a less ugly one, and we love it
Madame Chiouque 6-string hybrid that also produces sine waves
Maui Xaphoon and Pocket Sax Small portable, flute-like in appearance, sax-like in sound, pint sized powerhouse
Moodswinger Unique electric microtonal zither-like musical instrument
Multinecked Guitars Creations from spare guitar parts by Claudio Fritschi
Musical Saw The evolution of the wood cutting saw, turned into a musical instrument
Nano Guitar World's smallest guitar, the size of a human cell
Native American Style Flute The song flutes of the Native Americans
Nondo Steel sheet strung lengthwise with music wire
Octavator Hybrid keyboard/stringed audio visual instrument
Optivideotone Optical Theremin that responds to videotape
Oracle A 24-string Harp-Sympitar
Palm Frond Stringed Instruments Unique stringed musical instruments made from Palm Fronds
Pikasso Four necks. Two sound holes. Forty-two strings
Riday T-91 Midi Controller Uses identical fingering patterns for all 12 scales
RingFlute Circular flute invented by James Johnson
RidgeBow A reeded mouthbow by Wayland Harman
Rocket Launcher Electric stringed instrument made of junk
Rumitone A tubular bell, sit-and-spin sculpture
Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee MIDI controller based on changes of pitch
Sarrusophone Gigantic keyed brass wind instrument
Scrap Arts Music Hyper-kinetic scrap metal ensemble
Sea Organ The worlds first pipe organ that is played by the waves of the sea
Sequential Resonation Machine Simple and beautiful sequencer, using pipe resonance to produce pitch
Serpent Invented in the 1500's, bizarre & snake-like
Serpentine Bassoon electroacoustic double reed instrument that controls effects machines and synthesizers
Seven String Resonator Custom resonator guitar with unique 7th bass note
Shakuhachi Flute Endblown Japanese bamboo pentatonic flute
Sheet Metal Band Instruments crafted out of sheet metal and scrap metal
Shruti Stick 12 string creation inspired by the 22 note octave used in Indian music
Singing Stones 100 river rocks suspended by music wire from a wing-shaped sound box
Skatar Guitar and bass made out of a skateboard
Stalacpipe Organ An organ that plays 3 1/2 acres of stalactites
Stamenphone A musical sculpture by Ela Lamblin
Steve Wishnevsky Basses Custom bass creations by Steve Wishnevsky
Stoessel-laute Part Lute - Part Zither
StringStation 40 strings of sonic wonder by Jim Bartz
Stroviols Ukulele Mechanically amplified string instrument
Surba-Half A half-sized Surbahar, a brother of the sitar
Swagerty Ukulele's Crazy uke's from the late 1960's, surfs up dude!
Symphonic House Symphonic House explores the creation of architecture as a musical instrument
Symphonium Philippe Bataille's crazy portable one man band
Theremin One of the earliest electronic instruments
Theremin Cello Extremely rare instrument invented by Theremin
Tamburitza Fretted steel stringed acoustic from SE Europe
Tannerin Best described as a type of Slide Theremin
Trimeister Guitar, mandolin and fiddle, all rolled into one
Triolin Bowed instrument creation by Hal Rammel
Triple-neck Guitar A "virtual instrument" from the minds of Animusic
Trongos 3 joined water drums of stainless steel & bronze
Trump (Jaw Harp) One of the most ancient musical instruments
Trylon Aluminum, steel, brass, wood, amplified harp
Tsabouna Lively sounding wind instrument from Greece
Uberorgan Several bus-size biomorphic balloons comprise this 15,000 organ
Uncello Just like a cello, only completely different
Vienna Vegetable Orchestra A 10-member orchestra that plays instruments made out of fresh vegetables
Violimba Eerie bowed instrument by David Bellinger
Waterphone Haunting creation invented by Richard A. Waters
Weather Harp Wind operated, resonator harp, a product of its design and the wind
Windform A 20-foot long playable horn, built of leather
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