What is your favorite musical instrument?

What is your favorite musical instrument?
Here it is . . .
97% (137 votes)
Don't have one.
3% (4 votes)
Total votes: 141

We all prefer the sounds of certain musical instruments over others. What's your favorite?

Norm Strong's picture

Violin, oboe, cello & piano—in that order.

Bicek Bruno, Slovenia's picture


Anonymous's picture

It really depends on the genre of music one is listening to. For classical works I love the sound of the oboe and for jazz I dig the sound of vibes.

Grosse Fatigue's picture

Classical: piano. Jazz: saxophone. Rock: guitar.

Dan Webster's picture

Concert Grand Piano

Christopher's picture


Dave W.'s picture

Trumpet. The trumpeter's ability play a soft, lyrical passage or to project through an entire orchestra has always amazed me.

Mike Eschman's picture

This is a stupid question. You're talking music, not ice cream.

Jim Merrill's picture

Tenor sax, for its smooth tone and expressiveness.

George from Bristol's picture

The Fender Telecaster.

Mannie Smith's picture

Love the cello, very closely followed by the oboe. Those rich, woody sounds!

Anonymous's picture


Ashley's picture

My newest synthesizer. At the moment, it is a Kawai K5000R. Who will that upset?

Peter klucken@cityweb.de's picture

Fluegelhorn (best performed by Kenny Wheeler)

David Chalpin's picture

Saxophone. Probably the tenor version is the best, followed by alto.

D.  Cline's picture

Piano, no contest

Lyle Krewson's picture

Velodyne CT-80, an affordable subwoofer.

Ryan del Re's picture

Steel drum

Anonymous's picture


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Louis Fischer's picture

Guitar and tenor saxophone

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Emmanuel Fonte's picture

The human voice. All other instruments have the possibility of individualism, but none is as distinctive, versatile, or expressive. All instrumentalists imitate the voice—that is our standard. By the way, I am an employed professional instrumentalist.

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Dalton's picture

Cello, of course!

Steve Williams's picture

When my wife and I are checking a new piece of equipment, we use the couple of excellent piano recordings we have. But for "normal" listening I like acoustic guitar.

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Joe Hartmann's picture

When I hear a n unstrument live the complex sound alway excites me. It is always more interesting than what I hear on my system