I have stumbled upon a company called Lark In The Morning, who make the most amazing and extraordinary musical instruments, which they sell via their website. They make and sell these instruments as if selling a Bullroarer, a Stradivarius Musical Saw or a Walking Stick Fife were the most normal things in the world.
Not only do they make these weird and wonderful instruments, but they also make relatively ¨normal” instruments as well, but it is the odd end of their market that interested me when I came across their website (link at bottom of this post). I love the eccentricity of a company that with a completely straight face offers to sell us a Crum Horn, a Jewish Ram´s Horn or a Dulcimer.
If you visit their website and click on the link that will give you a complete list of the categories of the instruments they make, you will be astounded (as was I) by the amazingly long list of instruments, some of which you may have heard of, but loads of the literally dozens of different types of instrument they make will be totally unknown to you I am sure.
Do you have any idea what a Kalimba or Thumb Piano might be? Nor have i.
Not surprisingly these instruments are not cheap, prices ranging from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars, but given the nature of their products, these prices seem totally reasonable to me. Obviously all of these instruments can be ordered directly from them online, and to help those of you, who like me, are not fully informed about what a Stroh Horn Violin might actually sound like, they kindly have small videos of many of their instruments to allow you to see and hear them on action – So this is what a Stroh Horn Violin both looks and sounds like in action – It will cost you $999 by the way should you fall in love with it and simply have to own one of your own.
Odd looking beast isn it?
Now for that Ramś Horn or Shofar as it is called, I have always wanted to own one of them,
Being a natural product, they obvioulsy come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and no doubt, sounds as well.
And this is what it sounds like…. Startling noise I find.
And so it goes… A vast collection of weird and wonderful instruments and the various things needed to play many of them. A very complete collection of everything you need to own, play and repair any of these wonderful instruments. A great place to explore, and if you are even slightly musical, to buy instruments from as well.
Here is the promised link to their website, so you can click on it and go and wallow in the vast and eclectic collection of noise making devices they offer us.
Link: Lark In The Morning