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The Sounds of Ancient Genius

500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci came up with the idea for a new instrument called the viola organista, a keyboard instrument that worked by using the keys to press metal strings against rotating wheels lined with horse hair. Basically a keyboard string ensemble.

Polish musician Slawomir Zubrzycki just finished building one for the first time:

Hat tip to Engadget
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