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Are Piano Keys Made of Ivory or Plastic?

Posted by Aury Roll on

Having a total of 88 black and white keys, pianos have been a vital music instrument for long. As much as the history of its music is interesting, so is the story of its key manufacturing.     Initially, when a lot of things were made from materials that were either hard to obtain or were obtained from the animals, similarly, piano keys were made from ivory – the white creamy substance that makes the major substance of the tusks of elephants.   The practice of keys being manufactured from ivory continued till long. However, in 1989, sensing the decreasing...

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