Music

May 1, 2019

Fender Built Custom ‘Game of Thrones’ Guitars So You Can Out-Shred Your Enemies

With the final season of Game of Thrones now underway, people everywhere are celebrating the epic drama. Fender, the legendary musical instrument manufacturer, has spent the past two years working on their own tribute to the HBO show. They recently introduced a set of three handcrafted Game of Thrones guitars, dubbed the Sigil collection, that is based on three fan-favorite houses—House Stark, House Lannister, and House Targaryen.

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March 14, 2019

This Rare Vintage Typewriter from the 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music

While most composers like to handwrite their sheet music, over the years there have been all types of machines invented to help print music. Perhaps one of the coolest is the Keaton Music Typewriter. First patented in 1936, it definitely doesn’t look like an ordinary typewriter. Robert H. Keaton from San Francisco, California created the machine, which has now become something of a rare collector’s item.

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January 8, 2019

Artist Sculpts One-Of-A-Kind Electric Guitar Body from 1,200 Colored Pencils

I build an electric guitar from 1200 colored pencils You could draw with colored pencils, but these tiny tools can do more than that—they can also be art themselves! From hand-carved sculptures to brilliantly patterned jewelry, we’ve seen many talented makers transform the art box staple into incredible creations. Inspired by this unusual art form, an artist known as Flyjumper on Reddit (or Burls Art on YouTube)

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November 22, 2018

Musicians Use Rubber Chicken to Masterfully Recreate Classical Music

The squeaky rubber chicken has a reputation as being a joke toy, but as a musical instrument? Not so much. But as the classically-trained musician Eddy Chen demonstrates, the silly creature can recreate beautiful tunes. One of his latest performances is a cover of “Pachelbel’s Canon,” first composed by Johann Pachelbel in the 19th century. In a video, Chen shows how he’s able to masterfully mimic the original song by strategically squeezing the chicken.

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