LUNASON designs, develops, and manufactures original, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted musical instruments. We combine our passion for exploring refined soundscapes and creating unique instruments. We are pushing the innovation and quality of the music of our time." – Domenico Melchiorre, Head of LUNASON
"Nicophone" is a contemporary instrument created by LUNASON. It is made of a special metal alloy that undergoes special processing and refining. Nicophones are available in various series and models, all with original designs. The instrument's sound represents an entirely new dimension, consisting of a number of overlapping frequencies in the microtonal range. The dynamic parameters change as usual depending on the hardness or weight of the sticks used. However, what sets the Nicophone apart is the richness of its sound spectra. What might seem to a musician to be at least partially filtered electronically is actually generated only by the Nicophone. The Nicophone consists of various slats/ribs that generate an enormous harmonic spectrum of overtones and interferences. Developed over a period of more than ten years, the Nicophone represents a unique interaction of material, craftsmanship, design, and final finish that was developed in collaboration with musicians, technicians, and physicists. What started as a purely empirical experience has evolved with years of research and development into mathematically sound and accurate plans for making these instruments. Patent-protected. © LUNASON.