I already have the Wurlitzer
EP200 featured here in the Vintage section. The EP200 was probably
the most common of the Wurlitzer pianos and was regularly seen on
stage and in studios in the 60s and 70s standing proud on its four
However, there were other variations in the EP range
including some in different colours. Wurlitzer also made a 'console'
version, the EP203W, that had a mono amp and speaker combination
built in below the piano itself.
The piano mechanism was the same as the EP200 - a weighted
piano action sent a hammer to strike a small 'reed' for each note,
the vibrations of which were amplified with an electrostatic pickup.
The principle is very similar to the Fender Rhodes as
is the sound. However, the Wurlitzer was capable of a far raunchier
sound when played hard making it more suitable for rock music where
it had to compete with the rest of the band.