Musical Notes Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Piatnik 

Title: Musical Notes 

Pieces: 1000 

Size: 26.5" x 17.4" 

Image: 10_String Quartet No.15 in A Minor, Opus 132 - Ludwig van Beethoven - V. Allegro apassionato


Overall Experience:  Fantastic

Cut Quality:  Excellent

Board Quality: Solid

Shape Cut: Grid-like

Image Quality: Superb

Hardest Area: The majority of inside

Puzzle Dust? next to none

Finish Quality: Smooth, not shiny

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? Yes

Price: $17.99 USA

Recommend Level: High (challenging)

Time: 50 hours


There was not much sense in trying to sort this by colors as it is totally black and white. I did sort by pieces that were more white than black and more black than white. I did pull out the outer edges while I was doing that. Next you will see how I sorted according to sideways and top-to-bottom.  Then the next sort was according to the puzzle shapes which I laid them out onto foam boards that sat on the left and right side of the Musical Notes assembling area.

Once the pieces were 'intricately' sorted to the max, I managed to assemble the border by following the image on the box. It was challenging enough and the sides were more testier than the top and bottom.  Then I needed to determine my strategy.  I thought I would start by assembling from the bottom to the top but that became tiring very fast so I started to look are the music 'bars' and how they ran from the top to the bottom. Some of the notes on the music sheets contained 'letters' which I managed to locate them into their perspective locations on the foam board.   Then the musical symbols were laid out onto the board as well. You can see that pretty clear on the third work-in-progress image below.

The following video is a closeup viewing of the pieces with some commentary regarding my strategy on this jigsaw puzzle. Needless to say, the challenge was definitely there! 


I managed to locate the Musical Notes sheet. It is titled from Beethoven String Quartett  No.15 op. 132. The image to the left was as close as I could locate on the internet. That said, in the video above, I purchased a portion of the same music and added to my video as well. And then I put my completed Musical Notes jigsaw puzzle on the wall above my piano with the musical sheet visible as seen below and in the video.

Recommendations? Quality definitely, image and box, definitely! Ease of assembly, difficult, very difficult. I sure can highly recommend it to those Puzzlers that enjoy a REAL challenge. I pushed my way through this mostly because it has been on my wish list for SO long and I just HAD to have it. I am very happy that I stuck with it and the completed image was certainly well worth the extra effort! It will remain on the wall. 

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