Grand design: The £70k piano that doubles as a work of art
Ergonomic curved computer keyboards might have inspired the unique design of Shimmel firm's Pegasus Grand Piano. RESEARCH -DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy/ - At the heart is a cast-iron base plate, supporting 220 strings 10,000+ components. Model name comes from electronically controlled lid having a gold figure of winged horse Pegasus. Flying design of flow.
The octobass is an extremely large bowed string instrument constructed about 1850 in Paris by the French luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (1798-1875). It has four strings and is essentially a larger version of the double bass. The instrument was, in fact, so large that it took two musicians to play: one to bow and the other to control the "fingering", and was consequently never produced on a large scale or used much by composers.
Stroh violin, or Stroviols, is a trade name for a horn-violin, or violinophone—a violin that amplifies its sound through a metal resonator and metal horns rather than a wooden sound box as on a standard violin. The instrument is named after its designer, John Matthias Augustus Stroh, an electrical engineer in London, who patented it in 1899.