Hohner Pianet M

A Transportable Electro-Mechanical Piano From the Late 1970s

By EBOARDMUSEUM

Hohner Pianet M

Hohner Pianet M, Ernst Zacharias, Matthias Hohner AG, ab 1977, From the collection of: EBOARDMUSEUM
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This e-piano is part of the rather comprehensive, legendary Hohner Pianet series. Its working principle is simple and logical: sticky pads press onto tuned reeds which are raised and begin to vibrate when activating the keys. Individual pick-ups amplify this primarily weak signal and create the—thanks to a lot of hits—popular and somewhat soft sound of the Hohner Pianet.

But what does the M stand for in this Pianet M, manufactured from around 1977?

Modern design? In the ‘70s, certainly.
Moderately heavy? No way!
Mass-market? This instrument is a total rarity!

Integrated Modulator?
That’s the one! 

Today, this modulator is more commonly referred to as the chorus. So that would make it a Pianet C, right? That actually exists, but on the other hand, it looks completely different.

So many things in this world are much too complicated … :-)


Hohner Pianet M - Demo (Ab 1977) by Franck LhermetEBOARDMUSEUM

Hohner Pianet M

Presented by Franck Lhermet

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