25 of the world’s weirdest pianos ever built

14 January 2020, 13:45 | Updated: 14 January 2020, 13:47

Lady Gaga performs on a giant grand piano
Lady Gaga performs on a giant grand piano. Picture: Rex

By Helena Asprou

From cork pianos and LEGO contraptions to Lady Gaga’s epic instruments, some of these pianos are downright weird.

When Bartolomeo Cristofori invented the piano in 1700, he probably couldn’t have guessed people would take his instrument to this level.

Here’s a selection of the strangest pianos on the web...

  1. Who can find middle C?

  2. No pigs were harmed in the making of this piano

    Pig piano
    Pig piano. Picture: Social media
  3. Butterfly-themed baby grand

  4. How cute is this tiny cork contraption?

  5. A Met Museum masterpiece

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  6. Great for learning... scales

  7. Piano of the future

  8. This rounded Bösendorfer can be found at Budapest's Museum of Music History

  9. Refine your technique on these food tins

  10. CAR-mina Burana, anyone?

  11. Trust Gaga to make a statement...

    Lady Gaga piano
    Picture: Rex
  12. Liberace, eat your heart out

  13. Musicians play the Pink Panther theme on a giant floor piano

  14. If Rolls Royce did pianos...

  15. This stunning 17th-century fortepiano is made by famous organ and piano maker Franz Xaver

  16. Gaga strikes again

  17. Piano or modern art museum?

  18. Jean-Henri Pape built this elegant square piano in 1839

  19. When your living room is short of space...

  20. Is it even autumn without a tree piano?

  21. Urban notes in Nashville

  22. We’re big fans of this futuristic Roland

  23. Classical music + LEGO = 😍

  24. When your instrument doubles up as your garden

  25. You wanted weird, we delivered.