Creme DeMentia shares info on modding the familiar toy piano –
Like many of you who are reading this, I spend a lot of time in thrift stores. I have come across some older toy pianos in my thrift store adventures. Toy pianos are actually pretty serious and widely used musical instruments. They have a very distinct sound and youâ€™ll be surprised how often you will hear them used once you recognize their timbre. They are also somewhat valuable and sought after instruments, believe it or not.
A piezo contact mic + jack provide a signal fit for effects/amplifying. After re-alligning the instrument’s tines, he also added a handle so the back panel could be removed and played like a thumb piano – get the deets over at GetLoFi.