Hello all, I am a life long Star Trek fan and an amateur musician who plays the alto saxophone and the bassoon. I am fascinated by the idea of future wind instruments. In the Star Trek universe we see very few new musical instruments. The exception being the Vulcan harp and the bicycle wheel the hippie chick plucked in "The Way To Eden". Harry Kim played a clarinet with a ridged mouthpiece to make it look a little futuristic, but it was a superficial useless change. Riker plays a trombone that for all intents and purposes should be in a museum. Data plays a violin with no advancement in the past 500 years. You would think an advanced culture such as the United Federation of Planets would be more culturally developed in their musical orchestra. I know for example Antoine-Joseph Adolphe Sax the inventor of the saxophone died in complete poverty in 1894. His instrument was rejected by society and to this day is only seldom used in classical music. Most classical musicians consider it "too New" even though it was introduced in 1840. Perhaps the Federation of the future has this same cultural bias and will only play old proven instruments. What are your thoughts? Would you have liked to have seen more unusual musical instruments in the Star Trek universe?