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July 4, 2014

Major Scale Musical Wine Glass

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Featuring a large goblet the size of a classic red wine glass, this innovative glass is big enough to accommodate a full A-major scale, along with your favorite wine or non-alcoholic beverage. Musical notes are labeled with sandblasted fill lines, so just pour to the desired note and run your moistened finger along the rim. 

As it moves around and around the lip of the glass, your finger will alternately slip and stick, much like the motion of a violin bow. This causes the glass to vibrate like a bell and create a crystal-clear note.

This trick inspired Ben Franklin to create his glass "armonica," a spindle design propelled by a foot pedal.

Glassware made in Germany, decorated in Reno, Nevada.

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Set of two: $65.

July 4, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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