Wurlitzer 112: Details & Closeups

The Wurlitzer 112 is one of our favorites. First of all, it's the original: it's part of history. And although the design of some of its mechanical parts is a little rough around the edges, we consider this a feature. It's like a rough draft, or a secret treasure map. Playing a 112 requires a little extra finesse to compensate for its somewhat clunky action, but that warm tube tone is definitely worth the effort. 

The first time we encountered a 100-series Wurlitzer, we were floored by how thoughtful the exterior design was. The legs screw into the lid, the lid latches to the top, and everything packs up neatly into a little (although heavy) box. Convenience, simplicity: this is midcentury design at its finest. 

Our latest Wurlitzer 112 is one of our cleanest yet. Although it's over 60 years old, it sounds fantastic. It still has all of its original parts, including a bench and music rack: two things that usually disappear over the years. We've put together a gallery of all the small details on this beautiful instrument that still impress us. 

For more information about the Wurlitzer 112, read our previous post here. 

 
 

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