The Stylophone originally made by Dubreq is finally back in production for a generation younger than myself who never got to experience the tinnitus inducing tones of the stylus driven pocket organ that was once featured on David Bowie’s Space Oddity amongst others and was sold to us by Rolf Harris.
A successful mass market instrument in its day the stylophone nevertheless had a distinctive sound with limited variation beyond the heady use of the vibrato switch.
Updated With mp3 Playability
The faithful reproduction of the original adds an input socket to which you can attach an mp3 player in order to painfully play along to your favourite bits of music and infiltrate them with that faithful screeching stylophone sound.
To get a good idea of what to expect just try an on-line stylophone here .
Hear the original demo disc that came with the stylophone as Rolf showed us all how simple it was all going to be (Rolf you probably could have sold us all a house brick as a musical instrument back then).
New Stylophones are Available to purchase here (Rolf Harris apparently not included).
Rediscovered Via OhGizmo