MATRIXSYNTH: KAWLABO SPIRON Unique Snail Shape Synth/Organ as used by John Lennon

Saturday, October 20, 2018

KAWLABO SPIRON Unique Snail Shape Synth/Organ as used by John Lennon


via this auction

"SPIRON EM-5100 is one of the most rare and strangest Japanese electronic musical instruments
made by KAWLABO in '70s Japan.

JOHN LENNON bought SPIRON during his stay in Japan '70s
now,his SPIRON is in HARD ROCK CAFE collection.
here is article about his SPIRON;
John's Kawlabo

SPIRON 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!

SPIRON has 4 preset sound FLUTE, WOOD, REED, STRING
and 3 effects VIOLIN(vibrate), MANDOLIN(tremoro), PIANO(short decay)
you can combine them to make more unique sound.

it also has BASS and Chord button section like accordion(but not same key arrangements as accordion)
you can change key arrangement using BASS POSITION SELECTOR(side panel)
BASS sound has 2 variation ORGAN,GUITAR

there are 7 knob in front of the keyboards,
TUNING, VIBRATE, SOLO SUSTAIN, BASS SUSTAIN, SOLO BALANCE, BASS-CHORD BALANCE, VOLUME
for sound treatment.

SPIRON has very amazing unique function for volume expression,
big silver knob(meter) near speaker is special sensor for tilt
to set the needle to center of this meter,you can get volume expression by tilting the SPIRON'S body right or left
like of the bellows of accordion.

side panel has POWER JACK(100V only),OUTPUT,PHONE OUTPUT.
it also has internal speaker top panel."



John Lennon's white via SPIRON Flickr

"'Out of all the Beatles, John Lennon had the most interesting - and frustrating - solo career. Lennon was able to create inspired , brutally honest confessional songwriting, melodic songcraft and straight forward rock & roll. This kawlabo musical instrument was owned and used by John Lennon for composing songs.'

@ Hard Rock Café, Oslo, Norway 08"

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