Popular for thousands of years in Zimbabwe, thumb pianos have been used to contact the deceased, entertain kings, and teach children to play music. This howlingly great example is made by Mountain Melodies in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Coming complete with a songbook, the eight key thumb piano is both an alluring art piece and an instrument that nearly anyone can learn to play in a matter of minutes. Want to enlarge your repertoire? Pick up an additional thumb piano song book.