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Antiquity Music Wheelharp String Keyboard


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I thought it was an antique until I read the article.


"Steam Punk."


Absolutely. Like a giant pencil sharpener that makes a mighty throng.


I like it. Very much. If I was a bonkers rich multi-squillionaire I'd be putting my order in now. Thanks for posting.

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If you look on their website you'll see an unfinished piano-style keyboard model as well.


Great concept: as keys are pressed it causes violin strings to come into contact with a rotating wheel with rosen on it. I wish them luck - the sound of the instrument is haunting and has movie soundtrack potential.

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I got some good hands-on time with it at NAMM, and it's pretty cool. Definitely a niche instrument, but the circular model is surprisingly playable. You said you wanted a video? [video:youtube]VP2iMdvMN5U

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I played it and loved it. It's "touch sensitive". Quite so. You need to have a light touch or you bend the strings too much, creating a sound that can get people seasick in no time!! :D Really really great.


NAMMbulating 2013: photos and text from NAMM 2013.





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