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Mystery Piano


junkcar

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Back in the early 1970's I had a portable piano that looked like a tiny spinet.

It had a steel frame, no soundboard, strings, a pickup bar like an electric guitar, plastic keys, (76, I think), permanently mounted wheels, and was made for gigging. It was not light, but a lot lighter than a regular piano.

The top and frontpiece lifted off as a unit, like a hat.

I think it was made in Belguim.

Does anyone know what this is? I am just getting nostaligic...sold it a long time ago.

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I played a Kawai a couple times. As I recall, it was one piece, but that one piece tilted up for movement. It was mounted on a framework that included the wheels. Never saw inside of one, it was just at a club I jammed at a few times.

 

Had a very similar tone to the CP70B, and was a direct competition for it. One dumb thing they did, though. They put the volume and tone controls at the RIGHT hand, instead of the left like the Yamaha.

"In the beginning, Adam had the blues, 'cause he was lonesome.

So God helped him and created woman.

 

Now everybody's got the blues."

 

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Similar in idea to the CP60, but the case was made of pressboard (sawdust chips glued) covered with wood-like veneer, like the cheap bookcases and computer desks sold today. Volume and Tone contol on the left end of keys.

thanks for all the ideas so far.

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