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The Stylophone

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I was going down a Bowie rabbit hole, recently, and heard a sound I couldn’t explain.

Finally, google helped me figured out it was the Stylophone – a miniature analog stylus-operated keyboard. Invented in 1968 by Brian Jarvis, co-founder of Dubreq Studios, the Stylophone became one of the best selling musical instruments of all time having sold three million units in the 1960’s and 70’s.

You may recognize its unique sound from a lil song that leads it in with “Ground control to Major Tom.”

Here it is, covering some classics:

$21

It’s so compact, with its connected stylus, speaker, vibrato switch, and pitch bender, I would’ve assumed a big ole keyboard was makin’ all that noise.

I looked on ebay for one, but realized soon after, that Dubreq released them, in 2007, and completely available!


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