25 Bizarre And Unique Musical Instruments

We can guarantee that you’ve probably never used (or even heard of) these 25 bizarre and unique musical instruments.

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Contrabass Balalaika

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The contrabass balalaika is a Russian folk instrument that was developed in the late 17th century. It looks strange because unlike other stringed musical instruments, it has a triangular body. Played with fingers or leather plectrums, this instrument is normally equipped with extension legs resting on the floor and comes in various sizes.


American Fotoplayer

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American fotoplayer was introduced in 1912 and was developed by the American Fotoplayer Company. This musical instrument is a type of player piano that was especially developed to provide sound effects for silent movies during the early 19th century.



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Invented in 1967, a stylophone is an analog stylus-operated synthesizer that was introduced by Brian Jarvis.


Pikasso Guitar

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Designed by Manzer, the Pikasso guitar is a notable instrument whose name was derived from its likeness to the appearance of the cubist works of renowned artist Pablo Picasso. This instrument is basically a harp guitar that has four necks, two sound holes and 42 strings.


Theremin or Aetherphone

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Originally known as “aetherphone,” theremin is an early electronic musical instrument that can be controlled without physical contact. Named after its Russian inventor Leon Theremin, this instrument has a controlling section that consists of two metal antennas which can sense the relative position of the thereminist’s hands and control oscillators for frequency.

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