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Re-launched over thirty years after its original production stopped, this latest Stylophone retains all the classic styling of the original machine, but now offers the added benefits of volume control, a headphone or amplifier socket, and an MP3 socket. You can also alter the pitch control.
If you are not already familiar with the Stylophone, to play it you simply hold a stylus in the same way you hold a pen, touching the metal tip to the keyboard to create the notes. You can tap the stylus to make individual notes, or slide the stylus from one note to another to create a quirky ‘cocktail lounge’ sound (also known as the glissando effect).
The distinctive sound of the Stylophone will bring any 70's nut screaming into the room wanting to hear more. To get you started, two easy tunes can be found at the back of the instruction booklet. But if you already play the piano or keyboard, you’ll be familiar with the set up already, as each key is divided up just like a piano. Or simply experiment; whilst there are some enthusiasts who take the instrument very seriously, it is equally suited to creating musical mayhem.
Some interesting facts: The Stylophone was actually invented by accident, all the way back in 1968, and production of the original model ran right into the early 80's! Hugely popular at the time, it was even used by David Bowie to write his famous hit Space Oddity. More recently, younger recording artists have started employing the instrument to give their music added electronic musical magic.
Christmas present as described, well packaged, I'm sure it will be loved. I have no doubt that it will perform as stated, will buy from you again.
Jennifer trundley | 19/12/15
My product arrived on time with no problems. It was adequately packed, with no waste. The item works well. I remember when it originally came out and thought it might be fun. It is. This was bought for my son who is slightly musical and he enjoys making up simple tunes on it. May possibly buy the more up to date version as well.
Catherine Adams | 18/12/15
REMEMBER THIS FROM MY YOUTH SO I BOUGHT IT AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR MY GRANDSON. HOPE HE ENJOYS IT AS MUCH AS I DID. WELL PACKAGED AND PROMPT DELIVERY.
ann eaton | 25/11/15
Your product Baled me out in getting something different. For someone who has everything! Great service. Thank you and well done. I will use you again.
William Roddy | 04/02/15
Wanted my nephew to try the things we had as kids. Everyone had great fun with this. Brought back fantastic memories of our youth. Try playing name that tune on one of these!!!!!!!
Linda Henderson | 05/08/14
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