Marcel Wanders Designs The Whisperviolin

Marcel Wanders designs the whisperviolin

After years of performing at the highest level, virtuoso violinist Monica Germino was diagnosed with hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to sound) and had to abandon her usual performances. As a result, special compositions have been written for the musician, most notably MUTED by composer Louis Andriessen, and custom violins have been designed for her to perform. One of those is a collaboration between Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and built by master Bas Maas of the Netherlands. Read more

The Walking Dead Guitars & Accessories From Peavey With Artwork By Charlie Aldard.

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A big hit at the Long Beach Guitar Expo and The NAMM 2013 Show was the newly licensed product line from Peavey Electronics® featuring graphics from The Walking Dead, the award-winning comic and TV show. Read more

Magnificent Modern Pianos by Designer Peter Maly for Sauter.

Four years ago, I shared with you a beautifully designed Grand Piano by Audi and bunch of uniquely designed modern concert, grand and upright pianos by well-known German piano makers Bosendorfer and Schimmel. Read more

Sinuous Guitars and Amps. Fine Woods and Unique Design Make Beautiful Music Together.

Sinuous Guitars

The designer behind this beautiful guitar, Greg Opatik, has a degree in design from Kendall College of Art and Design. He has been creating and developing modern furniture of both his own composition and those of others, such as Genesis Seating who builds classic Eames chairs, for more than fifteen years. He began creating Sinuous guitars five years ago inspired by the idea of creating a uniquely authentic design rather than merely making minor modifications of classic guitars like so many other companies. Read more

The Modern M. Liminal Grand Piano by NYT Line and Philippe Gendre for Fazioli.


The music of shape and the design of sound are created in the M. Liminal model, designed by NYT Line and Philippe Gendre for Italian piano makers Fazioli.
 Just as consonance and dissonance are organized in music, M. Liminal’s shapes and colors are combined in asymmetric but orderly designs. Read more

Colorful Hand-Painted Telecaster Guitars & Effects Pedals By MWM X Chiarelli

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This recent collaboration between graphics artist Matt W. Moore of MWM Graphics and his friend James Chiarelli of the Aux band has yielded 3 hand-painted Telecaster guitars and 9 effects pedals. Read more

Audi Design Strikes A Chord With A Bosendorfer Concert Grand Piano

In the past, I wrote about the unusual and amazing pianos of Schimmel and Bosendorfer. Now, Bosendorfer and Audi Design have collaborated to bring us a modern sleek and beautiful Audi Bosendorfer Concert Grand Piano. Read more