You can fold pretty much anything you can imagine from paper and that includes things like musical instruments, musicians and other music themed things.

There’s actually a pretty surprising amount of awesome music themed models and we’ll be covering a lot of it in this post starting with this paper bass. The entire thing is folded from one sheet of paper!

Bass
https://www.flickr.com/photos/110247861@N02/13921848361/

Bass, Designed by Alexander Kurth and Folded by Mir Numan

Video instructions available from quietmarverick’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s another great model that’s entirely folded from one sheet of paper of a violinist.

Violinist
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ynitami/9546730282/

Violinist, Designed by Takashi Hojyo and Folded by Yuki.N.

Diagrams available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

Here’s an entire band of papercraft musicians.

Band
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/17087497473/

Enanos Musicos, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

 

This origami horn is a pretty amazing design.

Paper Horn
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/18986342693/

Horn, Designed by Arisawa Yuga and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available from Arisawa Yuga’s Flickr

 

Gen Hagiwara’s violin is one of the most famous music themed models out there.

Violin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/20825879940/

Violin, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #143

 

Robert J. Lang designed a pretty fantastic organist and the whole thing again is folded from one sheet of paper.

Organist
https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/8046342628/

Organist, Designed by Robert J. Lang and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Diagrams available in Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art

 

Here we have a combination of Alexander Kurth’s bass with Eric Joisel’s dwarf. The two models fit perfectly together.

Dwarf and Bass
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/14948300536/

Dwarf Designed by Eric Joisel and Bass Designed by Alexander Kurth, Both Folded by Ivan Svatko

Dwarf diagrams available in Eric Joisel, the Magician of Origami

Bass video instructions available from quietmarverick’s YouTube channel

 

This is a different violinist design along with a paper singer.

Violinist and Singer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrviolinpeter/8622105885/

Violinist and Singer, Designed and Folded by Peter Stein

Violinist video instructions available from MrViolinPeter’s YouTube Channel

Singer video instructions available from MrViolinPeter’s YouTube Channel

 

Here’s a great little origami electric guitar along with an amp.

Guitar and Amp
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blunek/8328559421/

Guitar Designed by Ryo Aoki and Amp Designed by Alec Fehl, All Folded by Blanka P (blunek)

Guitar diagrams available in NOA Magazine #442

Amp instructions not available

 

This grand piano is a little bit of a less complex model but it still looks great.

Piano
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/8148970523/

Grand Piano, Designed by Patricia Crawford and Folded by Gonzalo

Instructions not available

 

Here’s Gen Hagiwara’s awesome violin again this time folded by the designer himself.

Violin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/9561160392/

Violin, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #143

 

This is an absolutely incredible origami cellist. I love the details in this model such as the cuffs and shoes.

Cellist
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zeatuel/4645266010/

Cellist, Designed and Folded by Leo Lai

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a different but similar paper band by Sergio Guarachi.

Paper Band
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/7852621098/

Enanos Musicos, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a different take on Takashi Hojyo’s violinist.

Violinist
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gj0kyz/5713187042/

Violinist, Designed by Takashi Hojyo and Folded by Paul

Diagrams available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

And here’s Robert J. Lang’s Organist folded by another artist.

Organist
https://www.flickr.com/photos/damianmalickiorigami/14961606522/

Organist, Designed by Robert J. Lang and Folded by Damian Malicki Origami

Diagrams available in Origami Design Secrets: Mathematical Methods for an Ancient Art

 

The trick to taking a really nice photo of this origami violin is to put it on top of a pile of sheet music.

Violin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauliusorigami/12268897306/

Violin, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Paulius Mielinis

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #143

 

Here’s a cute little SORB (Small Origami Rock Band).

Small Rock Band
https://www.flickr.com/photos/verduiveld/5217599509/

Small Origami Rock Band, Designed and Folded by Tom Defoirdt

Instructions not available

 

Here’s Eric Joisel’s Dwarf with a bass again. It has a very different look from being folded by a different artist.

Dwarf and Bass
https://www.flickr.com/photos/altaix/14614068071/

Dwarf Designed by Eric Joisel and Bass Designed by Alexander Kurth, Both Folded by Анатолий Кириченко

Dwarf diagrams available in Eric Joisel, the Magician of Origami

Bass video instructions available from quietmarverick’s YouTube channel

 

Another excellent fold of Gen Hagiwara’s violin photographed on top of a pile of sheet music.

Violin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/12968657563/

Violin, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #143

 

Here’s a cute little origami saxophone.

Saxaphone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vitzkap-s_art/13959302659/

Saxophone, Designed by Picaruelo and Folded by Victor J. Quintero

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another fantastic violinist design by Peter Stein.

Violinist
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrviolinpeter/21854540920/

Violinist, Designed and Folded by Peter Stein

Video tutorial available from MrViolinPeter’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s the dwarf with a bass again and again it looks completely different after being folded by a different artist.

Dwarf with Bass
https://www.flickr.com/photos/quiet-marverick/7984853661/

Dwarf Designed by Eric Joisel and Bass Designed by Alexander Kurth, Both Folded by Alexander Kurth

Dwarf diagrams available in Eric Joisel, the Magician of Origami

Bass video instructions available from quietmarverick’s YouTube channel

 

Another great fold of Gen Hagiwara’s very popular violin.

Violin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/13261757113/

Violin, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #143

 

Here’s two excellent papercraft basses.

Two Basses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/13533092043/

Bass, Designed by Alexander Kurth and Folded by Eyal

Video instructions available from quietmarverick’s YouTube channel

 

Hojyo Takashi’s awesome violinist again.

Violinist
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dimon_c1/16193399790/

Violinist, Designed by Takashi Hojyo and Folded by Dzmitry Lysiuk

Diagrams available in World of Super Complex Origami

 

This is the last time for this post that we’ll show this violin and to change it up this time it’s not photographed on top of a pile of sheet music. It still looks great though.

Violin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/13044755153/

Violin, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #143

 

Here’s a new paper instrument, an accordion. The whole model is one sheet of paper.

Accordian
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergio_guarachi/8626187178/

Accordion, Designed and Folded by Sergio Guarachi

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a another different paper violinist. It’s an excellent design although it’s technically playing a cello as a violin…

Violinist
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunny_marmalade/12156874145/

Violinist Designed by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva, Cello Designed by Leo Lai, All Folded by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva

Violinist instructions not available

Cello crease pattern available from Leo Lai’s Flickr

 

The final image for this post is a photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi taken at 22th Origami Tanteidan Convention. This is a display by the origami artist Yuga Arisawa who has designed a whole collection of amazing origami instruments.

Instruments on Display
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/29079143855/

Origami Instruments, Designed and Folded by Yuga Arisawa (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Flute crease pattern available from Yuga Arisawa’s Flickr

Snare drum crease pattern available from Yuga Arisawa’s Flickr

Clarinet crease pattern available from Yuga Arisawa’s Flickr

Trumpet crease pattern available from Yuga Arisawa’s Flickr

String bass crease pattern available from Yuga Arisawa’s Flickr

 

That’s it for this post, be sure to check out all these incredible origami artists and leave them some likes and comments on there work.

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