The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a list of the most-unique instruments in its database.
The list is available to researchers for free, and it includes “woodwinds, percussion instruments, tuba instruments, water percussion instruments and electric percussion instruments.”
Among the instruments on the list is a trombone that was used by the U.K. in the 1970s and 1980s to help entertain soldiers.
According to the FDA, “The instrument was produced in a style which resembles the American rock-and-roll style, and the instrument was commonly played on a tambourine, in a bar, at a wedding, at the theatre and at the ball.”
The trombonist was also the subject of an investigation in 2003 by the BBC, who claimed he used the instrument to record a song called “The Man Who Was A Trombone.”
The BBC was able to identify a man named David Jones who was instrumental in the creation of the trombones.
According the BBC:In 2014, Jones was arrested in London on suspicion of possession of an imitation trombo-like instrument.
Jones, who is not a licensed trombeater, was arrested and charged with possession of the fake trombow.
The man, who was also known as “The Trombonists” was jailed in 2013, but was later released without charge.
In 2016, he was convicted of possessing the fake instruments and sentenced to two years in prison.
Jones is scheduled to be released in 2019.