March 12, 2006

Vintage Japanese Gear Porn...

by Chris Randall
 

Ethan Callender just sent me these scans from Japanese trade brochures, and I thought they were worth putting up here, as sort of a Hard Core Gear Porn extra. Click each image to be taken to the full-sized scan.



This is an image of pretty much the full Yamaha audio line-up, c. 1984 or so. This would be a pretty brittle studio, were it yours. I forgot about the Yamaha keytar.



Another Yamaha brochure, this one a bit earlier. I'd say around 1979-80 or so. I like how the faux-wood endcheeks all match. Notice the endcheek-colored stool. This would make a pretty slick rig, I think.



This is pretty much the same thing, from a bit later, I believe. Note the CS-15 and CS-30, which were not present in the wood panel-thon of the previous brochure.



And the best for last. Here's a classy one, and the image on the left actuall doesn't look that different from the Object Of Desiring for many musicians today. The entire MS lineup is featured, along with a fly monitor stand for the Apple IIe. I don't get the utility lights or the wine glasses, but then again, it was the early 80s. What are you gonna do?

 
 
 

4 comments:

 
 

 
Mar.12.2006 @ 10:11 PM
inteliko
asian prOn is always hot...
 
 

 
Mar.13.2006 @ 10:03 AM
penzoil washington
yamaha's 70's gear, including the organs, is highly underrated!
 
 

 
Mar.13.2006 @ 10:37 AM
Black-Man
Rig #2 definitely the coolest. I can spot the obvious, CP70, CS20, CS80, CP30... what's the one with the funky table legs? And the one above the CP30 - is that the funky hybrid organ/synth that nobody bought? The SK-- something?


 
 

 
Mar.13.2006 @ 4:44 PM
inasilentway
If you squint carefully, all the synths are labelled. It is indeed an SK, though why they didn't include something from the YC series instead is beyond me.
 
 

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