New Wurlitzer "Super Site" launched!
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and maintained by Simon Beck, AlphaBeck
Designs, London, UK
Last updated February 17, 2007, with thanks to four kind donors.
This site is non-commercial. It makes no money by itself, and I don't want to force
anyone to pay for the information here. So if you find what you want here and
you feel it's been worthwhile, why not donate what you think it's worth?
Eventually I would like this to become a definitive guide to the various makes and models of electric piano that have been made over the years.
(OK, I made some of them up...)
The name comes from a dream I had many years ago. In my dream, I was in the ballroom of an abandoned mansion, with a high ceiling, polished wooden floor and green marble pilasters lining the walls. And the room was full of old keyboards, from harpsichords to combo organs to electric pianos of every kind.
What is an electric piano?
Generally, it is an electromechanical keyboard instrument, whose sound is percussive rather than sustained. It is therefore neither:
I will, however include electric harpsichords, clavichords and similar instruments in this category, as they meet the criteria.
You've seen the site -
After a break of two years, it's back! The web's only magazine dedicated to pre-digital electric and electronic keyboard instruments is proud to announce the launch of the long-awaited Issue 4.
The Hall of Electric Pianos is proud to host the ONLY official online Wurlitzer Electric Piano Technical Manual. It's available FREE as a 6.5MB(!) PDF and covers models from the 140B onwards, including all educational models and the bizarre 270 Baby Butterfly Grand.
to popular demand, "The Good, The Bad & The
Ugly", our dungeon of ELECTRONIC (NOT electric) pianos now has its
very own Yahoo Group, hosted by myself. It's called CIEP. That stands for
Cheap Italian Electronic Pianos.
*The Vintage Keyboards Screensaver was designed, drawn and programmed entirely by Simon Beck, and is only given to those who have in some way helped to support the Hall of Electric Pianos. It will run on PC-compatible computers running Windows 95 upwards.
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