Casio VL-1 / VL-TONE

Miniature Keyboard with Calculator

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Casio VL-1 Keyboard


OK, no keyboard web site would be complete without at least a token reference to this little thing. It seems to have acquired a cult following, presumably as a result of it having been used on numerous famous records in the early 1980s.

Although first introduced in around 1980, the VL-1 was still a current model into the late 1980s, even when much more sophisticated models were available, such was its popularity.

It was also sold in various territories as the Realistic Concertmate-200, the Liwaco LW-610 and the Electronica IM-46, with only cosmetic differences.

Obviously for such a famous keyboard there isn't anything I can say about it that hasn't already been said. If you want to know more, check the manual (below) or search the Web.

Personally, I find it uninteresting and unremarkable, but to each his own.

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