Hanayama Violin Cast Puzzle
First disassemble then re-assemble! This one will have you scratching your head.
Violin Cast Puzzle
Patented in America in 1965, this puzzle was originally created by Joseph L. Litle. The idea to make this puzzle came to me after playing with a wooden copy built for me by my close, but now deceased friend, Tadao Muroi. The proportions have been changed considerably from the original plan in this new version. With this puzzle being styled after a violin and its strings, the key word here is… “strings.”
Hanayama is a Japanese toy company formed in 1972. They are best known for their "Cast" series of cast metal puzzles which include reproductions of older designs, and new puzzles by designers Oskar van Diventer and Akio Yamamoto. Hanayama rate their puzzles with a difficulty level ranging from 1 to 6. The difficulty increases as the number ascends.