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Gilbert Bauer


Debain page

Estey Bratteboro Vermont page


Hesse, Carl



Lenter Orgelharmonium 2008

Lindholm page



New Era Organ

Afred Rinkowski Zeitz

Rodolphe & Debain page

Schiedmayer page

Smith American Organ Co.

Teck-Harmonium Fabrik

Peter Titz

Tombois Paris


Vermeulen Woerden










Hohner Multimonica II


Hohner Multimonica II


Details found in a catalog / flyer

Hohner Multimonica II (System Mager).

The Hohner Multimonica is a new electric instrument. The instrument is portable and comes with a suitcase. The instrument can be placed on a table to play it. An alternative is to put it on top of the suitcase. Anyone be it an amateur or more skilled playing the piano, harmonium or organ, will master this instrument in a short time.

This instruments contains a lot of options in changing the sound. The instrument is fitted with two keyboards, each 3 octaves f-a3.

The lower keyboard is a reed organ/harmonium containing 3 octaves of reeds, where the reeds are devided in three functions: Basic row f-a3, (- 8'); a more fundamental row F-a2 (16'), and a high tremolo on the Basic row (this seems to be a celesta rank, fvdg). The result is a tone-compass of 4 1/2 octaves F-a3.

Like an accordeon the instrument has a registration pistons, creating 5 different choruses. In the front are 7 pistons, 3 of them are repeating ones, to make it possible to find the pistons on the left and both at the right. The reed keyboard in this configuration is able to be played in polyphony, hence in chords. At the left of the keyboard is a kneeswell to change the volume.

The upper keyboard is used for sounding electric sounds. The compass of this keyboard is F-a2. The stops on the upper keyboard are activated by means of tablets. In this way the player will be able to switch very swift changes of the many electronic sounds. The electric sound can be influenced by a triple style vibrato, each of them with a different style where each has its own number of beats in the vibrato. On the right of the keyboard is a kneeswell to change the volume of keyboard II.


The lay out of the console

1. Main switch for the instrument.

2. Tablets 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 for electronic sounds

3. Control light on top, below is a little turnable knob to tune the voices of the upper keyboard.

4. 6 Tablets controlling the electronic keyboard

  • Fundamental tone (lesser overtones)
  • Harmonic tone (more overtones)
  • Legato = Legato or staccato attack of the electronic sounds
  • Vibrato I
  • Vibrato II
  • Vibrato III

This instrument is in the collection of Wim Olthof. I have seen it live, but did not have a camera at that time.










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