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world of electric pianos!
and maintained by Simon
Beck, AlphaBeck Designs, London, UK
Last updated July 12, 2017, 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.
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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.
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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