"The Hawaiian Tremoloa" Musical Oddities Poster Series #5 - 12x18 reprint of a vintage U. S. Patent
We present the "Hawaiian Tremoloa": a historical musical instrument patent poster from our Musical Oddities Series of breathtaking, oddball instruments. Art. History. Inspiration.
The Hawiian Tremoloa is a fretless zither named after the tremolo effect created after moving a weighted roller along the strings after being plucked. As an interesting side-note, one of the patent holders on this instrument held a patent for his own version of the Ukelin!
About our Musical Oddities Series
These vintage musical instrument patents straddle the line between Da Vinci brilliance and lunatic ranting.
- Many of the instruments came to fruition and were offered on the market.
- Some were sold door-to-door by snake oil salesmen.
- Others simply vanished over time, leaving no trace… save for their beautiful patent.
Your purchase of this inexpensive poster helps support our research and historical preservation work, ensuring that more gems like this will be re-discovered and made available to the homemade instrument community!
Printed on 12 x 18" brown kraft paper, it would be a perfect decoration for your workshop, man cave or music room. They also make great gifts for the music lover in your life! Designed and printed in the USA!