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100 Eclectically Constructed Instruments

Banana Synths and Jelly Jammers are Wonky Music Makers

— June 5, 2012 — Unique
It is often said that a talented musician can compose beautiful music regardless of what noise maker they choose to play on and a series of eclectically constructed instruments prove that talent really does comes from within.

While it is certainly desirable to own the crème de la crème of one's music maker of choice, there is something to be said for someone who can use an everyday, household object to make a toe-tapping hit.

Fruits and vegetables are fast becoming common elements used not only for eating but also for playing music. Synthesizers made from bananas and ukeleles shaped like avocados are but two reasons why one should ignore the age-old adage of not playing with their food.

For those who believe food is meant to be on the table and not the pop charts, river-powered music players or ice-sculpted instruments in danger of melting at any moment may incite a desire to bust out some jams.






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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Wacky Musical Mittens
Wacky Musical Mittens
Imaginary Marching Band Creates Traditional Sounds With Untraditional Means
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99
Musical Jell-O Jams
Musical Jell-O Jams
‘Noisy Jelly' Takes Music to a Different Level as it Uses Food for
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98
Jiving Jelly Instruments
Jiving Jelly Instruments
Bust a Move With the Playable Jell-O Piano
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97
Music-Making Money Dispensers
Music-Making Money Dispensers
The Allora & Calzadilla Pipe Organ ATM is Practical Artwork
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96
Intricate Instrument Exhibits
Intricate Instrument Exhibits
Seb Leon's ‘Golden Horns' Installation is a Journe
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95
DIY Electro-Laster Instruments
DIY Electro-Laster Instruments
The Mini IR Theremin Makes Music by a Simple Wave of the Hand
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94
Geeky Atomical Acoustics
Geeky Atomical Acoustics
Celentano Woodworks Atom Ukelele is Quirky and Perfect for Space Junkies
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93
Unpronounceable Instruments
Unpronounceable Instruments
Leonard Solomon's 'Oomphalapompatronium' is Part of His One-Man Show
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92
Interactive Cranial Instruments
Interactive Cranial Instruments
Touch-Sensitive MIDI Music Hats Are a Bizarre Way to Play Songs
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91
Tablet-Embedded Instruments
Tablet-Embedded Instruments
The iTar Turns You iPad into an Ultimate Musical Tool
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90
Optimus Prime Instruments
Optimus Prime Instruments
The Autobot Transformer Ukelele Pumps Out Cybertron-Approved Tunes
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89
Tech-Savvy '80s Instruments
Tech-Savvy '80s Instruments
The Vortex Keytar Puts a 21st Century Spin on Handheld Synth
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88
Huge Glittered Instruments
Huge Glittered Instruments
Erin Lareau's Crystallized 10-Foot 'Les Paul' Guitar is Glamorous
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87
Battle Bot Instruments
Battle Bot Instruments
The Roc 'em Soc 'em Ukulele Brings Music to an Old-School Toy
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86
River-Powered Instruments
River-Powered Instruments
The Flow Floating Musical Watermill Runs on H20
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85
Retro Instruments for Modern Music
Retro Instruments for Modern Music
MP3 Stylophone
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84
Appealing Fruit Instruments
Appealing Fruit Instruments
The Bananaphone Synthesizer is Ripe with Musical Capability
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83
Classic Arcade Instruments
Classic Arcade Instruments
The Pac Man Ukelele Takes a Bite Into the World of Music
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82
Playing Instruments Made of Ice
Playing Instruments Made of Ice
Geilo Ice Festival
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81
$18 Million Instruments
$18 Million Instruments
The Vieuxtemps Guarneri Violin is the World's Most Expensive Music Maker
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80
Smartphone Wind Instruments
Smartphone Wind Instruments
The iMonica App Turns Your iPhone into a Harmonica
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79
Bamboo Instruments
Bamboo Instruments
Classical Flute-Playing by Maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia
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78
Charitable Kaleidoscopic Instruments
Charitable Kaleidoscopic Instruments
Flea x Damien Hirst Bass Guitar is Sold for a Great Cause
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77
Personal Lazer Music
Personal Lazer Music
Beamz Music Performance System
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76
Glamorous Gilded Guitars
Glamorous Gilded Guitars
The $1 Million GoldCaster Guitar Makes for Pricey Playing
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75
Eco-Friendly Instruments
Eco-Friendly Instruments
Walden Pond Wood Piano
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74
Instruments Made of Food
Instruments Made of Food
Ocarina
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73
Playable Toy Block Instruments
Playable Toy Block Instruments
The Ross Crawford LEGO Ukelele is a Fully Functional Music Maker
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72
Feathery Guitar Feeders
Feathery Guitar Feeders
Artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot Creates Music with Birds
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71
Handheld Orchestras
Handheld Orchestras
The iPlay Lets You Play, Learn and Compose Your Own Music
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70
Epic Electronic Instruments
Epic Electronic Instruments
The Eigenharp Futuristically Consolidates Live Music
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69
Trees as Instruments
Trees as Instruments
Diego Stocco Makes Music From Branches, Trunks & Twigs
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68
Flaming Instruments
Flaming Instruments
Man Plays Burning Piano
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67
Stormtrooper Instruments
Stormtrooper Instruments
Listen to the Loud Music of the Brasstrooper Helmet
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66
Robotic Music with Ping Pong Balls & Wine Glasses
Robotic Music with Ping Pong Balls & Wine Glasses
Absolut Quartet
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65
Pop-Up TV Instruments
Pop-Up TV Instruments
The Mediano is a Piano and TV Shelf Hybrid for Multimedia Fun
<
64
Geeky Virtual Instruments
Geeky Virtual Instruments
Forget Rock Band, Play the Polka on Accordion Hero!
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63
Realistic Gamer Guitars
Realistic Gamer Guitars
Mad Catz Enhances Realism in Gaming Keyboards and Guitars for ‘Rock
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62
Repurposed Noise Makers
Repurposed Noise Makers
Trash Amps Turns Discarded Items into Speakers for Your MP3 Players
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61
Tiny Toy Instruments
Tiny Toy Instruments
Beem Busts Out Tiny LEGO Synths and Mixers for ‘The Future' Album
<
60
Raw Recycled Strummers
Raw Recycled Strummers
The Praxis Guitars Debuted During the Maker Faire 2011
<
59
Air Piano
Air Piano
No Need to Touch Keys With Omer Yosha's Airpiano
<
58
One String Guitars
One String Guitars
The Six String Sonics
<
57
Gaudy Luxury Instruments
Gaudy Luxury Instruments
The Kuhn-Bosendorfer Piano
<
56
Plastic Rockstar Guitars
Plastic Rockstar Guitars
Beatles Rock Band Guitars For Fans Old and Young
<
55
Smiley Musical Instruments
Smiley Musical Instruments
The Otamatone Electronic Instrument is Unbelievably Easy
<
54
Vibrantly Flowered Instruments
Vibrantly Flowered Instruments
Steinway Limited-Edition Lilly Pulitzer Piano
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53
Resounding Instruments
Resounding Instruments
Rezon Acoustic Instrument Adapts to Future Musical Needs
<
52
Multi-Purpose Musical Instruments
Multi-Purpose Musical Instruments
The Transformer Grand Piano is a Dual-Purpose Design
<
51
Autos as Instruments
Autos as Instruments
Julian Smith 'Techno Jeep' is the Best Video You'll Watch Today
<
50
Musical Rulers
Musical Rulers
Dan Wieden Lets You Rock Out While Measuring Stuff
<
49
iPhone Wind Instruments
iPhone Wind Instruments
The iPhone Ocarina is the World's Most Expensive Ocarina
<
48
Pure Gold Instruments
Pure Gold Instruments
Neko: The $24,000 Sound of Music
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47
Itty-Bitty Grand Pianos
Itty-Bitty Grand Pianos
The Schoenhut Pro Baby Grand Piano Fosters Baby Beethovens
<
46
Intelligent Instruments
Intelligent Instruments
The Squidolin by Carlos R. Mendez Plays and Teaches
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45
Carrot Clarinets
Carrot Clarinets
Vegetable Instruments for DIY Eco-Friendly Music-Making
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44
Stone Fruit Instruments
Stone Fruit Instruments
The Avocado Ukulele Will Put a Song in a Food Lover's Heart
<
43
Music from MacBooks and Salad Bowls
Music from MacBooks and Salad Bowls
The Stanford Laptop Orchestra
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42
Hourglass Instruments
Hourglass Instruments
The Gavair Semiacoustic Violin Revamps Traditionally Baroque Styles
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41
Cold-Resistant String Instruments
Cold-Resistant String Instruments
Yo-Yo Ma Will Play Carbon Fiber Cello for Inauguration
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40
Touch-Screen Slider Pianos
Touch-Screen Slider Pianos
The iPiano Concept is a Dream For Apple Addicts
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39
Carbon Fiber Violins
Carbon Fiber Violins
Extreme Music Redefined by Luis & Clack's String Instruments
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38
Celebratory Iconic Instruments
Celebratory Iconic Instruments
The 50th Anniversay of Les Paul Standard Electric Guitars
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37
Instruments Made of Car Parts
Instruments Made of Car Parts
Car Music Project for Ford
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36
Intuitive Instruments
Intuitive Instruments
The Digital DiGuitar Comes With no Strings Attached
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35
Ultra High Tech Instruments
Ultra High Tech Instruments
Violins of the Future
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34
Bottle Music Beats (SPONSORED)
Bottle Music Beats (SPONSORED)
The Streets Come Alive with Canned Tunes
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33
Travel-Friendly Musical Instruments
Travel-Friendly Musical Instruments
The Foldable Electric Guitar
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32
Ouija Board Instruments
Ouija Board Instruments
Haunted Musical Furniture
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31
Galactic Instruments
Galactic Instruments
The Millennium Falcon Guitar is Perfect for Star Wars Rockstars
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30
Wearable Instruments
Wearable Instruments
The T-Shirt Guitar Will Keep You Strummin' All Day Long
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29
Weaponized Classical Instruments
Weaponized Classical Instruments
Maskull Lasserre's Six Shot Six String Combines With a Shotgun
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28
Glowing Instrumental Lights
Glowing Instrumental Lights
Rich Roland's Neon Guitars are Super Cool
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27
Life-Size Toy Instruments
Life-Size Toy Instruments
The Lego Cello is a Realistic Replica and Can Even be Played
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26
Plush Musical Instruments
Plush Musical Instruments
'The Grateful Thread' Sells Crafted Rock & Roll Kitsch
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25
Musical Junk
Musical Junk
Ugly Noisemakers
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24
Illuminated Glamstruments
Illuminated Glamstruments
Gary Pons Etched Altuglass Pianos For Sheer Music Madness
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23
Gas Mask Kazoos
Gas Mask Kazoos
Creepy and Downright Diabolical Music From The Chemical Wartet
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22
Smashable Musical Instruments
Smashable Musical Instruments
K's Japan Develops a Guitar to Destroy Guilt-Free
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21
Mythical Video Game Instruments
Mythical Video Game Instruments
STL Ocarina Allows You to Get in Touch With Your Inner Zelda
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20
Interlocking Instruments
Interlocking Instruments
The Monday Morning Travel Guitar Hits a Note With Musicians Everywhere
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19
LED Laser Guitars
LED Laser Guitars
Ok Go Lit Up the Stage at 2009 Design Miami
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18
Eclectic Food Shaped Instruments
Eclectic Food Shaped Instruments
These Fruit-Shaped Instruments by Celentano Woodworks Rock
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17
Multi-Horned Instruments
Multi-Horned Instruments
The 5-Trumpet Harmonica By Hammacher Schlemmer
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16
Bizarre Body-Shaped Axes
Bizarre Body-Shaped Axes
The ‘Female Form 6 String Acoustic Guitar' is Curvy
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15
DIY Papercraft Instruments
DIY Papercraft Instruments
The PePaKuRa Papercraft Instruments Stun With Realism
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14
Water Instruments
Water Instruments
The Hydraulophone Uses Fluids to Make Music
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13
Custom Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments
Custom Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments
ArtGuitar Controllers
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12
Vegetable Orchestra Instruments
Vegetable Orchestra Instruments
Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping Present Food for the Ears
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11
Shattered Tile Instruments
Shattered Tile Instruments
Crooked Moon Mosaics Makes 'Baby Sings the Blues' Guitar
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10
Arachnid Six Strings
Arachnid Six Strings
The Spider Electric Guitars by Olaf Diegel are Wicked
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9
Scorpion-Shaped Guitars
Scorpion-Shaped Guitars
10 Artistic Axes
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8
Couture Rock Instruments
Couture Rock Instruments
Chanel Guitar for Fashionista Musicians
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7
Musical Mammal Illustrations
Musical Mammal Illustrations
'Animal Music' by Redmer Hoekstra Features Instrumental Creatures
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6
Mutated Guitars
Mutated Guitars
Axes with Multiple Necks
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5
Origami-Inspired Instruments
Origami-Inspired Instruments
Brian Chan's Folding Ukulele Kit is a Musical DIY Project
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4
Exotic Guitars
Exotic Guitars
Peter McGilton's Extreme Series
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3
Newspaper Instruments
Newspaper Instruments
Kyle Bean for Hermes UK 2010 Window Displays
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2
Musical Weapons
Musical Weapons
Wickedly Cool Instruments
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1
Super Eccentric Instruments
Super Eccentric Instruments
Schimmel Grand Paino-Pegasus is in Tune With Modern Architecture
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