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world of electric pianos!

Designed 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
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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.

Quick Links to List of
Known Electric Pianos

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly:
A brief survey of ELECTRONIC pianos.

Who played what?
...And on what recordings?

"Frequently Asked Questions"
(OK, I made some of them up...)


Guestbook? Sorry...
Due to a lack of relevant postings and an increasing amount of "Spam", I have reluctantly decided to retire the Guestbook. If you have any comments regarding the Hall of Electric Pianos, feel free to send me an e-mail.


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:

an organ
a synthesiser
an electronic piano

I will, however include electric harpsichords, clavichords and similar instruments in this category, as they meet the criteria.

You've seen the site -

(or the mug, mouse mat, gig bag...)


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.

Due 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.

Join if you dare: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/ciep

*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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