100-Series Wurlitzer Keyboards
It’s convenient to separate Wurlitzer keyboards into two eras: before the 200, and after the 200. But although the earlier 100-series Wurlitzers generally have the same bulky wooden cabinet, there are a lot of differences under the lid.
Early, pre-200 Wurlitzers were manufactured from around 1955 through 1967. This was a major period of innovation for consumer electronics. In 1955, vacuum tubes were the height of technology, but by 1967 all cutting-edge products proudly featured solid state circuitry. The mechanical action of Wurlitzers also changed significantly as the decade passed. Late 100-series Wurlitzers are more reliable, easier to maintain, and less bulky than their predecessors.