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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
SUIKO ST20 Japanese Classic Oriental KOTO SYNTH Mini-Organ & Speaker Box
via this auction
See the SUIKO link at the bottom of this post more including a video.
"SUIKO ST20 is extremely rare and most strange japanese electronic musical instruments
originally made for japanese traditinal music circa. 1980.
it's built in cool brown custom suitcase like EMS synth, one side of the suitcase is a speaker
so you can play without external amp or mixer but don't worry it has audio output too.
keyboard itself is built in beautiful brown metal plate, look cool!
these keyboards were very expensive and made very limited quantities those days
so i'ts very hard to find even in Japan nowadays...
this is your first and last chance to get this vintage gem!
it has 2 rows of button keyboard
this keyboard specially designed for playing glissando easily like koto(japanese harp)
front row of the keyboard is japanese scale,so just playing randomly you can easily get exotic japanese melody!
there are various switch and dial for special japanese tuning and sustain and octave switch
three sounds are selectable,shyakuhachi(japanese bamboo flute),koto(japanese harp) and pipe organ
sounds are very analog, warm and strange!"