That's no Tie Fighter: it's a music box

There's something enchanting about the sound of a music box - the sort that generates its sounds using a set of pins that revolve on a cylinder and pluck the tuned teeth of a metal comb - and this old-school tech has been married to a space-age design in MB&F's Musicmachine 3.

Based on the design of a Tie Fighter, this plays not only the Star Wars theme, but also music from Mission Impossible, James Bond, The Godfather, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, and The Persuaders.

The Musicmachine 3 actually features dual cylinders and is certainly a think of beauty, though at more than €18,000, even Boba Fett after a good month of bounty hunting might struggle to afford it.

(Via Synthtopia)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.