10 Musical Instruments That Never Really Caught On

Before guitar solos took over the past half century, the most commonly played instrument in popular music was the piano, and before that, the banjo. We’ve come a long way since then. Divas have wailed, DJs have scratched, and even drummers have soloed epically, but not all instruments have caught on. Some were made in small quantities, some sounded too strange, and some were just unlucky. Nevertheless, the ten instruments on this list all have their own unique character and are great to play, but for some reason, just never caught on.

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