Is the VZ-1 a musical instrument?
On January 16th 1996 the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit appealed against a decision by the U.S. Court of International Trade
to have the Casio VZ-1 (and other synths) classified as
"Electrical articles and electrical parts of articles, not specifically
provided for", rather than as "Electronic musical instruments". Why?
To save on import duties of course. Read the court case here.