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#2014094 - 01/13/13 08:42 PM Not sure if you'd call this acoustic or electronic?
backto_study_piano Offline
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Maybe the first hybrid piano? Afterall, it's got strings.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-RCA-STORYTONE-PIANO-vintage-tube-amplified-electric-piano-wurli-BA-6A-/271136957002?pt=Keyboards_MIDI&hash=item3f21\
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#2014096 - 01/13/13 08:46 PM Re: Not sure if you'd call this acoustic or electronic? [Re: backto_study_piano]
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Oh - I've just been informed there is another, slightly more expensive one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-RCA-STORYTO...=item2c60bba30d
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#2014098 - 01/13/13 08:52 PM Re: Not sure if you'd call this acoustic or electronic? [Re: backto_study_piano]
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It's properly referred to as a Thing-a-ma-gig Grande Consolela.

It would be perfect for someone who has a 1937 Cord 812 Sedan sitting in the driveway.
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#2014103 - 01/13/13 08:58 PM Re: Not sure if you'd call this acoustic or electronic? [Re: backto_study_piano]
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Yep. Or convertible?
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#2014290 - 01/14/13 08:43 AM Re: Not sure if you'd call this acoustic or electronic? [Re: backto_study_piano]
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I have no way of knowing if this thing is any good at all or if it's worth anything. However, it looks way cool and I'd love to try it out just for fun.

The speaker system itself probably sounds better than most internal ones in current digital keyboards. They're big enough to actually move some air.
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#2014630 - 01/14/13 08:34 PM Re: Not sure if you'd call this acoustic or electronic? [Re: backto_study_piano]
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Further information come to light:

"There were two versions offered, one a pure piano, and another with a radio receiver and record changer in the stool . The padded seat opened for the radio. There were two loudspeakers, one on each side. In the radio version, the radio chassis audio section amplified the piano."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyPyPEvOqME (just playing each note)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrreNHM9pgM ( Earl Hines - no video )
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#2014633 - 01/14/13 08:42 PM Re: Not sure if you'd call this acoustic or electronic? [Re: backto_study_piano]
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With all of the variations, it should be called Storytone & Sons.

It really is dreadful, but interesting.
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