“Hammond Sk-1?! This thing is a BEAST… It’s classic drawbar tones combined with Hammond’s new digital Leslie sim are the most authentic I have ever heard . It even sounds great in mono! From screaming Deep Purple to that flute-y Wallflowers thing – This is my go to for every gig I do. Add on top of that an arsenal of great sounding vintage keyboards and the ability to split them across the keyboard and you have yourself a ‘One stop shop for rock’. .. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s only 15 lbs?”
– Christian Matthew Cullen
The 61-note keyboard became the de facto standard for electric keyboards through its use on the first widely available electric keyboard instrument, the HAMMOND ORGAN, but the demands on today’s players require a greater scope. A keyboardist today may jump from B-3 to Electric Piano to Clav in the same song, and if based in the Piano tradition, may find a 61 note keyboard limiting. The Sk1-73’s 73 note Fatar keyboard provides the proper “breathing room” for a modern keyboardist, while retaining the superior feel, light weight and small footprint of the 61-note model. It is also the perfect ax for singer-songwriters and accompanists of all genres, due to its ability in shifting the keyboard response automatically between piano and organ-type “feels”.