Vintage


101 Colorful, Cool, Weird, Novelty, Vintage Toy Keyboard Instruments
1. Cute little wooden organ with crooked keys. 2. Green musical keyboard instrument from the USSR, circa 1990. 3. Cute yellow 1-octave keyboard with strap. 4. Yellow elephant dual keyboard. 5. Funky-looking “Xylomatic”. I’d love to see how this works. 6. Lovely green and purple toy 32-key keyboard from Kawasaki. […]

101 Colourful, Cool, Weird, Novelty, Vintage Toy Instruments [GALLERY]


Today we are blessed with a plethora of software, apps and keyboards with built-in music theory/practice features, but back in the 1980s that wasn’t the case. Yamaha decided to build in some basic musical games on its mini HandySound keyboards, which were manufactured in the early ’80s. According to the […]

Yamaha HandySound mini keyboard with built-in games [Vintage]






Panasonic R-1088 AM radio mini organ
We love digging up cool/bizarre little instruments and the Panasonic R-1088 is just such a find. Sorry, Panasonic? Since when did they make musical instruments? Well, they may not be in the same league as Yamaha, Roland or Korg, but that doesn’t mean they can’t produce a product you only […]

Panasonic R-1088 AM Portable Radio / Mini Organ [Vintage]







Yamaha PortaSound MP-1 4
I was delving through some old keyboard manuals posted online and came across the Yamaha MP-1 manual from the early ’80s. This is not to be confused with the Yamaha MP1 upright piano. There’s a big difference! Remember electronics manuals from that decade? They weren’t the slick affairs you get […]

Yamaha MP-1 (1982) First and only keyboard with score plotter? ...



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For the tiny-fingered, space-challenged mono-synth lover, the vintage Yamaha CS-01 might need to be in your collection. SynthMuseum says It was obviously marketed to the young, first synth buyer, market. However, dispite it’s mini-sized keys, it has been since adopted by many professionals for it’s simple design, active sliders, and […]

Vintage: Yamaha CS-01 – “The Mini Mono”



So which of these are you most familiar with? Yamaha CE-20 or Yamaha DX7 Yep, thought so. Not a huge commercial success, the CE-20 came before the legendary DX-7: Introduced in 1982 Price: US$1395 Synthesis: FM (Frequency Modulation) Voices: 20 (Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone, […]

Vintage: Yamaha CE-20 – “the one before the DX7”