Celesta

I spent a lovely evening at one of my favorite bars doing more design work on the piano action last night:

Designing at the bar

Well, actually what’s pictured there is a completely different mechanism I came up with while running yesterday afternoon. It’s a reverse-left-off jack for a new type of instrument I’d like to build that I’m tentatively naming the mateallica. But that’s another story. First, I need to build that toy piano…

Speaking of names, yesterday I learned that what I’m building is actually called a celesta. They’re rare, but Yamaha still offers them for sale. The instrument I’m designing is essentially the same thing, although after reading through their specs I’m starting to think I need to add sustain and soften pedals…

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