From the Archives: Wurlitzer 200a
This is a classic example of a Wurlitzer 200a that we once had. We photographed it in front of a wall at the studio - actually, in the control room. (The “signal” stencil is a holdover from the building’s time as a Metro-North Railroad switching station.) The floor is very slanted so we got to use an underrated feature that all portable 200 models have: adjustable feet.
This is a great example of a 200a. (We actually say that about all Wurlitzers that still have their perimeter tape.) The wooden base has remarkably few scratches. There’s not a single cigarette burn on the ABS plastic top. The hinges and the flowerhead screws are rusty, but that just proves that it’s vintage.
Some features of a Wurlitzer 200a, as exemplified in these photos:
Chrome legs & music rack identical to a late-model 200.
Really nice bright keys! Whatever year this was, it was a very good vintage for plastic keycaps.
Large Wurlitzer logo on the back, making the 200a the most ostentatiously branded Wurlitzer electronic piano of all.
Speakers mounted on the lid with flowerhead screws.
Not pictured: re-designed amplifier with separate preamp mounted above the reed bar.