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Jim Alfredson

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WOWZA!!! :laugh:

 

I'm turning 21 (again) and I've never seen one, or heard they were in existence until today.

 

Jim - you da MAN! :thu:

 

 

Butterfly Baby Grand

 

The 200 uniquely had a domestic sister model 270 called the "Butterfly Baby Grand", a semicircular, walnut finish wooden-cased piano with twin quadrant[disambiguation needed]-shaped lids angled above horizontally-mounted 8" loudspeakers. This was among the last Wurlitzers produced, and is very difficult to find. It is also the heaviest Wurlitzer ever produced.

 

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/Wurlitzer_Student_butterfly_piano_%281930s%29.jpg

 

Student Butterfly piano (1930s) with a pair of small wings. Later model 270 Butterfly Baby Grand (ca.1969) was an electric piano version with a foot pedal.

 

 

 

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." - Victor Hugo
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I just looked at a few Craigslist postings. Are all the butterfly baby grands tine pianos? Do some of them have strings?
Instrumentation is meaningless - a song either stands on its own merit, or it requires bells and whistles to cover its lack of adequacy, much less quality. - kanker
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They actually made a full-sized butterfly baby grand with 88 keys. Then they made the much smaller student model that is the same size as the electric piano. Then they made the electric butterfly (sounds like a dance move!)

 

The best course of action is to email the seller and ask if it is acoustic or electric. :)

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Instead of starting another thread to identify an unknown keyboard, I'll just use this one. I've always been curious about the organ Arcade Fire uses. Don't let the picture fool you - the pipes are just an accessory. It has two-tiers and drawbars, and says "PIPE" on the back of it.

 

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/2492/thearcadefire.th.jpg

 

Any thoughts?

~ Sean

Juno-60, Juno-G, MicroBrute, MS-20 Mini, PX-5S, R3, etc.

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Instead of starting another thread to identify an unknown keyboard, I'll just use this one. I've always been curious about the organ Arcade Fire uses. Don't let the picture fool you - the pipes are just an accessory. It has two-tiers and drawbars, and says "PIPE" on the back of it.

 

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/2492/thearcadefire.th.jpg

 

Any thoughts?

That would be a Korg BX3 (2nd edition):

 

http://www.btproductions.com/Gear/BX-3/Korg%20BX-3.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSfkfkK2TT4

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