10 Bizarre But Totally Melodious Musical Instruments You Need To Hear Today!

There are several melodious musical instruments which come off as totally bizarre. Strings, brass, percussion… even ones with animals in them exist now, and that’s not even including the ones that we have studied about in our history books.

Let’s take a look, in no particular order, at some of the oddest and most unique, yet melodious musical instruments out there. We might add some unusual instruments, but we’ll avoid anything that’s popular enough – which you would’ve heard of.

10 Bizarre But Totally Melodious Musical Instruments You Need To Hear Today!


If you understand how a woodwind instrument works, such as ocarinas or saxophones, you already comprehend the hydraulophone. Instead of pressurized air, it utilizes a liquid such as water, as the name indicates.


This instrument, sometimes known as the Totem Harp, was invented by composer Victor Gama. The Toha was inspired by the nests of an extinct Angolan bird species, with the goal of recreating the birds’ essence. The Toha may be performed by two musicians at the same time.

Hornucopian Dronepipe

The hornucopian dronepipe was created by MONAD Studio, Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg, in collaboration with musician/luthier Scott F. Hall. It’s only one of several dystopian-looking devices that make up an art display. Two-string piezoelectric violin, one-string electric travel bass guitar, one-string piezoelectric monovioloncello, and a tiny didgeridoo are among the other instruments.


This unusual musical instrument, known as the ‘Theremin’, is one of the world’s most beautiful sounding and, simply, weirdest. Its eerie tone is created without the use of keys or strings, as is the case with many other classic instruments.

This instrument employs metal rods to generate its remarkable acoustics. This unusual musical instrument was created by accident in the late 1910s by a young Russian scientist named Lev Sergeyevich Termen, Westernized to Léon Theremin, who was working on high-frequency oscillators at the time.

Contrabass Balalaika

The Contrabass Balalaika is equivalent to an upright bass as the biggest instrument in the Balalaika family. To generate a clearer tone, it is usually played with a big leather pick.

Pikasso Guitar

The designer Manzer undoubtedly named this harp guitar after Pablo Picasso’s cubist paintings, yet it doesn’t sound as wild as it looks.

Despite having four necks, 42 strings, and two sound holes, it sounds perfectly normal (and even better in the hands of master guitarist Pat Metheny, for whom this weird instrument was created in 1984).


The Octobass is a 3.48m tall chuffing huge double bass built in 1850 by certifiable genius and lover of big string instruments Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. Which is absurd, given that it’s too huge to play with your hands – there are sophisticated foot-pedals to make it feasible. Berlioz, it turns out, was a fan, and he wrote about it in his book on orchestration.


This is another of the world’s most distinctive sounding musical instruments, known as the “Santur” or “Santour.” It is considered to be of Persian origin and is one of the world’s earliest striking stringed instruments.

Originally, these musical instruments were constructed from tree bark, stones, and, most gruesomely, strung goat’s intestines.

Its name implies ‘100 strings’, however most instances have just little more than 90 strings in actuality. The ‘Santoor’ is also thought to be the precursor of several other related instruments, including the harp, Chinese yangqin, harpsichord, and others.


So, you’ve accepted the concept of the Theremin. It’s OK, little electronics and a strange noise, nothing to worry about, right? Perhaps it’s time to have a look at the Badgermin. Take another look at that term. Badgermin. It’s a mix between a badger and a Theremin. It’s called a Badgermin. 


Gorkem Sen, an Istanbul-based musician, created the Yabahar as an entirely new sort of acoustic instrument.

You may bow the strings along the neck, which send vibrations down coiled springs on each leg, creating a surreal listening experience, especially when the echos and vibrations hit the drum membranes and return up the springs. It has a dreamy, reverberant tone to it.

Which one amongst these was your favourite? Tell us in comments below.

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