Each year for the past 15 years, Swedish artist and musician Tim Linhart carves violins, violas, cellos, guitars and marimbas out of solid ice for his Ice Music ensemble. A single instrument can take him up to one week to build. Aside from the strings and frets and so on, Linhart’s beautiful, otherwordly instruments are entirely made of ice and fully playable. They’re also illuminated by LEDs, which lends an additional dreamy quality to the performances.
Each winter Ice Music plays dozens of concerts inside a concert hall that’s also made of ice. In addition to classical pieces, they also perform country and bluegrass numbers. Because their frozen venue is kept at a constant chilly temperature of 23 °F (-5 °C), audience members are advised to dress warmly.
LOTR Illustrated Guitar by Vivian Xiao
Exquisitely detailed enough to be crafted in the forest realm of Lothlórien, this beauteous guitar was not forged by elf nor man, but by 16 year Vivian Xiao with sharpie markers! Depicting Nazgul, Minas Tirith, and even the all-seeing Eye of Sauron, this divinely-engraved instrument could surely inspire even more Led Zeppelin songs. Check put Vivian’s website for details on purchasing and commissions.
This is awesome!
This is from Every Third Thursday by Signal Snowboards. They put Duff McKagan’s signature bass guitar on a snowboard. At the end McKagan literally drops the bass down some ramps and snowboards with the bass hooked up to a wireless mic.
So badass. I’m no snowboarder but I might check out the rest of this series.
Holy fuck. That top comment. I found this while looking up daxophone videos.
And if you’re interested in the wonderful sounds of the glass harmonica, you can check it out here.
Here’s something kind of interesting. It’s a fluid-powered guitar that uses 6 hydraulic servo valves to pluck the strings. It’s also MIDI controlled.