Top Ten Coolest Sounding Musical Instruments

The Top Ten

1 Bass Guitar

Bass is the backbone of the band, take the bass out and it all sounds like crap. Thanks to Geddy Lee, Flea, Claypool, Cliff Burton and many more, the bass guitar has become more popular and in the spotlight. It’s groovy, fun to play, and I can not stress enough one of the MOST IMPORTANT instruments. - HammerJones22

Yes, if you really make something out of it. A lot of people think bass isn't important, bassists just pick 2 or 3 notes standing behind guitarists. But you can play bass guitar as a lead guitar too. Geddy Lee, Cliff Burton, Les Claypool etc. - zxm

I love the deep sound the bass guitar makes, can get you dancing! - SuperCharged

2 Electric Guitar The electric guitar is a type of guitar that unlike an acoustic guitar, is solid body instead of hollow. They use pickups and amps to produce sound that's audible from more than a few feet. They are mainly used in rock and metal music and in those genres are commonly the main instruments. A few notable more.

It's a beautiful instrument. I have been proudly owning an electric guitar since 2007. - dingodile2603

You can both create high pitch and low pitch sound through it. - zxm

So versatile, can be in any genre! - SuperCharged

3 Piano The piano is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands.

Really really love the sound of the piano. - Britgirl

4 Harmonica

Sure. If it's Paul Butterfield.

A truly unique instrument. - SuperCharged

5 Synthesizer

Can mimic any instrument - SuperCharged

6 Ocarina

I've loved an Ocarina since Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - SmashBall

Beautiful, relaxes me. - SuperCharged

7 Bagpipes Bagpipes are a wind instrument using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag.


8 Saxophone The saxophone is a family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet.

They are awesome. They are easy to play if you learn the notes

So undeniably cool! - SuperCharged

My instrument! - SmashBall

9 Drums

What is a song without a beat? - SuperCharged

10 Theremin

Yas! The theremin is on the list!

The Contenders

11 Trumpet A trumpet is a blown musical instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles. The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family.

Badass instrument. It can be used for any style/genre of music, and can be melody, harmony, solo, or background. Incredible range and sound as well.

12 Upright Bass

I love the sound it makes! - SuperCharged

13 Bassoon

I play the bassoon, it is difficult but it just take time and effort. Also if you can play it, or listen to it on YouTube, maybe you can agree

14 Sitar
15 Flute The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening.

It is a difficult instrument to learn

16 Oboe Oboes belong to the classification of double reed woodwind instruments. Oboes are usually made of wood, but there are also oboes made of synthetic materials.
17 Mandolin
18 Didgeridoo

Literally the best

This is the coolest instument

19 Cello The cello or violoncello is a bowed or plucked string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.
20 Keyboards

Who doesn't enjoy keyboard solos in metal?!

21 Minimoog
22 Violin The violin is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use.

It is the best

23 Steel Guitar
24 Double Neck Electric Guitar
25 Harp The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.

Beautiful instrument, in both sound and looks. You don't even need experience for it to sound nice, though it is difficult to actually master more complex songs on it.

26 Kokles
27 Otamatone
28 Fairground Organ
29 Hurdy-Gurdy
30 Baglama Saz
31 Classical Kemençe
32 Baritone Guitar

The baritone guitar is basically what if a guitar and a bass had a baby and sounds just as cool - NeroToolman

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