In this article, we will be discussing the smallest and perhaps, odd musical instruments ever created for man. If you are a true music enthusiast, then this is something you would not want to miss. So, let us kick it off!
The Smallest Grand Piano
Isn’t it ironic to take something “grand” in the instrument and making a small version of it? But that is what exactly Sega Toys Co. did back in 2006. A fully functional and playable Grand Piano equipped with 88 keys that are .16 inches each wide. It also has auto-play function. All in all, the piano is 7 inches high and 9/8 inches wide.
The Smallest Harmonica
The harmonica is 3.5 centimeters and you can actually buy one online. Even celebrated harmonica manufacturers similar to Lee Oskar, Hohner and more are making their own versions of tiny harmonicas. It is perfect as a keychain and has 8 notes that you could play. In fact, you can install devices that are capable of detecting signals when driving on your motorbike so you can avoid dangers or committing traffic violations.
The Smallest Violin
It isn’t known where and when this phrase was invented but after someone whines and you are tired hearing of it, then you could simply rub your thumb and index together and say that it’s the world’s smallest violin you’re holding.
But in reality, there is a super small violin made by Chen Lianzhi who then set the world record for being the smallest violin. The instrument is .39 inches long and the strings are extremely tiny that playing them becomes impossible.
This musical instrument is just 10 micrometers long, which is basically about the size of our blood cell. The guitar was intentionally designed and made for fun in an effort to illustrate the capability of nanotechnology at Cornell University. The guitar is also equipped with 6 strings much like what a regular guitar has. Every string is around 50 nanometers wide and the guitar actually works. However, it is impossible for human ears to hear the high pitch it creates.