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Hohner Clavinet D6

Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co. KG1971

National Music Centre

National Music Centre
Canada

The Hohner Clavinet is among the most widely used electronic instruments in popular music, featuring what is perhaps one of the most recognizable and distinctive sounds among electric pianos. The model D6 of 1971 was the most successful of all Clavinet models offered between 1964 and 1982. In addition to instruments such as the Wurlitzer 200, the Fender Rhodes electric piano, and the Hammond B-3, the Clavinet is part of a group that is often referred to as the “classic” keyboard instruments of the 1960s and 1970s. Thanks to the combination of a portable and lightweight design and a unique sound, it remained among the most revered instruments of the era, employed by numerous musicians both in live and studio contexts. Iconic usage of the Clavinet includes: The Band’s “Up On Cripple Creek”, The Trammps’ “Disco Inferno”, Fleetwood Mac’s “You Make Loving Fun” and The Rolling Stones’ “100 Years Ago”. Perhaps the most notable user of the Clavinet was Stevie Wonder; the instrument defines the sound of many of his seminal recordings, including “Superstition” and “Higher Ground”.

Details

  • Title: Hohner Clavinet D6
  • Creator: Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co. KG
  • Date Created: 1971
  • Location Created: Germany
  • Type: Model Clavinet D6

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