Skip to main content
Home first level seperator Sports & Leisure second level seperator Collecting & Memorabilia

The Classic Waterphone

Was $379.95 NOW $299.95

This exotic instrument creates ethereal sounds that have been featured in horror movies, popular music, and used to communicate with whales and other cetaceans. It was invented in 1968 by Richard Waters who wanted to combine the design and tones of the Tibetan Water Drum and African Thumb Piano. The waterphone has a stainless steel resonator bowl that holds water and is surrounded by 28 bronze tonal rods. It is played by striking the rods or sliding a bow across them. Angling the instrument moves the water, producing a continuous glissando from one pitch to another, generating sounds similar to that of a musical saw, Theremin, or whale calls. Includes a 3/4 violin bow. 13" H x 8" W. (1 1/2 lbs.)




Lifetime Guarantee

The Classic Waterphone comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Items that we sell are guaranteed for their normal life under standard non-commercial use.

Should any product fail to meet your expectations, we will replace it or refund the cost of the item less shipping and service fees. Returns older than one year will be credited in form of a gift certificate.

Should you have any questions, we are available seven days a week (Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 9 PM EST and Saturday - Sunday 7:30 AM - 8 PM EST) Please call 1-800-321-1484 to speak with a specialist or email us at to receive a response within 24 hours or less.

Sale item quantities are limited — please order soon.

Item 91954
Price $299.95
We regret that this item is no longer available.

May we recommend:

The Classic Waterphone
Hover and click to magnify, click again to zoom.
The Classic Waterphone
The Classic Waterphone - With bow
Path2Response Pixel