Keytar

A keytar is the fun electronic keyboard instrument that comes with a strap, allowing you to run around the stage. Like guitars, keytars have a ‘neck’ where you can usually find controls such as pitch bend and modulation. Keytar’s were first manufactured in the late 70s although some keyboardists did try strapping on their regular keyboards back in the late 60s. Since their introduction they have made several comebacks, with newer and more sophisticated models becoming available.

Most of the early keytar’s were just midi controllers, meaning that they had no sounds of their own and they had to be connected to other keyboards and sound modules via cables. Occasionally they would also have footpedals to provide power and sustain which limited movement. Later keytar’s have their own banks of sounds and can be used wirelessly, allowing for much more freedom of movement.

  • Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar Black

    Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar – Black

  • Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar Red

    Yamaha Sonogenic SHS-500 Keytar – Red

  • Roland AX Edge Keytar Black

    Roland AX Edge Keytar – Black

    £831.00
  • Roland AX Edge Keytar White

    Roland AX Edge Keytar – White

    £819.00
  • Sale! Alesis Vortex 2 Wireless Keytar Red

    Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 – Limited Edition Red

    £229.00 £203.00
  • Sale! Alesis Vortex Wireless 2

    Alesis Vortex Wireless 2

    £229.00 £203.00
  • Sale! Yamaha reface DX Synthesizer With Yamaha Bag & Strap Kit

    Yamaha reface DX Synthesizer With Yamaha Bag And Strap Kit

    £359.00 £275.00
  • Sale! Yamaha reface YC Combo Organ With Yamaha Bag & Strap Kit

    Yamaha reface YC Combo Organ With Yamaha Bag And Strap Kit

    £360.00 £280.00
  • Sale! Yamaha reface CP Stage Electric Piano With Yamaha Bag & Strap Kit

    Yamaha reface CP Stage Electric Piano With Yamaha Bag And Strap Kit

    £360.00 £287.00
  • Sale! Yamaha reface CS Synthesizer With Yamaha Bag & Strap Kit

    Yamaha reface CS Synthesizer With Yamaha Bag And Strap Kit

    £359.00 £280.00

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