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15Sep/140

Williams V-1

" this is a rare Williams v-1 keytar, i got it about 5 years ago and haven't really touched it since, the retail value brand new is 1000$, all the strings are mint and it plays awesome,you can plug it into pedals and use a slide on it, it comes with EMG pickups and a manual and DVD on how to play it, I've just lost interest and don't want it to go to waste just sitting, also comes in a nice hard shell case with one 1/4 inch cable " eBay Link

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5Jul/140

Williams Keytar

"Rare Vinson Williams Keytar. This is not a synth keytar- it is based on clavinet technology- you actually strum the strings while holding down keys. Sounds more like a real guitar. This one has two keys that are not functioning properly and some other parts that were removed to cut down on the number of dangerous sharp metal edges. I have all the parts, I believe. In addition to the "normal" way of playing, this is a great toy for experimenting with unusual sounds- weird tunings etc." eBay Link

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7Oct/130

Williams V-1

" BRAND - WILLIAMS

MODEL - V-1

FUNCTION - Metallic Silver Keytar

DESCRIPTION - This listing is for a Williams V-1 Metallic Silver Keytar (Keyboard Guitar). Serial No. 0031

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ACCESSORIES - Includes EMG pickups and original box and packing materials.

PHYSICAL CONDITION - Like New

WORKING CONDITION - Excellent " eBay Link

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21Aug/130

Williams V-1

"Unique Instrument! Good Luck!" eBay Link

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23Jul/130

Williams V-1

"Unique Instument! Good Luck!" eBay Link

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7May/130

Williams V1

"Up For Auction: A Very Nice Williams Keytar V1

RARE, UNIQUE & COLLECTIBLE!
Very Good Condition - No Marks, Nicks or Scratches - Virtually Unplayed
Fully Tested - Everything Works As It Should
Original Owners Manual Included
Free Shipping, No Reserve" Link

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3Jan/130

The Eye

trixieskye on YouTube

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3Nov/120

Williams Keytar V1

" used item in excellent shape, fully functional with no issues. Very unique instrument and RARE In excellent condition everything functions correctly one little nicks as can be seen " eBay Link

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30Aug/120

Williams Keytar V2

"For sale is my very unique, collectible & one-of-a-kind WILLIAMS V2 KEYTAR w/ original-fitted hardcase.
It's basically a clavinet-like instrument with dual EMG pickups & quarter-inch jack out, all in a keytar design!
It includes the original case, strap, & extra set of strings. It's in pristine condition, 9.5 out of 10 cosmetically.
This instrument is very rare & no longer made. Very few were hand-built & this one is serial number 28 (shown in photo)." eBay Link

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20Jul/120

Williams Keytar V-1

"used item in excellent shape, fully functional with no issues. Very unique instrument, looking for something different...you found it!" eBay Link

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9Jun/120

Williams Keytar V2

"This V-2 was purchased as a Christmas gift for me some years ago and sadly I no longer play (anything) so I have no particular reason to hold onto it. Outside of being taken out of its case a few times to admire the Keytar is virtually unused, unscathed, and has been kept in a smoke-free environment. It has one string that needs replacing and in need of some tuning but is otherwise the way it was the day I got it; requires one 9v battery (comes with a fresh one already!). It is unlikely you'll come across this anywhere else anytime soon so this could for all intents and purposes be a once-in-a-lifetime offer. " eBay Link

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13Jul/110

Williams V-2

"This is a circa 2005 or 2006 Williams V2 Keytar, made in Fort Smith, Arkansas USA by Keytar Inc which appears to be no longer in business as their website is down and retailers show out of stock. Although they were made from around 2005 until last year I seriously doubt there were many produced and only rarely do they come up for sale. They were pretty expensive at $1500 list price (which seems pretty steep to me, and may have something to do with them being out of business). Metal hollow body with plastic keys. There is a Youtube video demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCxuL5px1Fw) of this from 2006 and that's probably the best way to get an idea of what this is like. It's an unusual design in several respects: It's designed so that someone with keyboard knowledge can strap it on and by playing the keys (single notes or chords) which activate metal strings and you can also strum chords with one hand while holding down the appropriate keys. It has two octaves (24 notes, C to B), so 24 steel strings which are tuned by a normal flathead screwdriver (not included) and most easily done with a chromatic electronic tuner (also not included but these are pretty cheap if you don't have one already) or by ear. There is no MIDI trigger, synth, effects or sound emulators on board, just two active EMG pickups powered by a 9 volt battery which is turned on when you plug it in (so you'd better remember to unplug when you're done or battery won't be lasting long). The demo video on Youttube was made with a multi-effects processor and I think this would be a good thing to use with it as otherwise there's nothing to color the sound. Incidentally there's no way to bend the strings, thought I'd menton that. It uses spring-loaded keys that activate small metal, rubber-tipped levers that hit the metal strings and this is closer to an autoharp in concept although not the same by any means (or even the old "key-chord" instruments if you remember those, except that you can play single notes as well as chords) than a synth in this respect. All notes sound, there is a pad of carpet under the metal cover to dampen non-active strings. Strings are loop-ended, and I had to replace a couple recently which is kind of a hassle but not too difficult, not sure how often you'd need to change them but that's something to think about. If you have trouble getting more loop-end strings you can always get ball ends and use pliers to remove the "ball". Cosmetically, it's pretty nice with a couple of large scratches on the back side and smaller ones from use elsewhere. Includes the original strap but no gig bag or case. Only one of these I've ever seen in person, and I'm not a keyboard guy at all so forgive me if I sound like I don't know what I'm talking about here but I'm trying my best. No manual, but you really don't need one to figure this out. It's pretty big, over 40" long and 12" at the widest across the bottom. Weighs just under 11 lbs (so more like 15 when packed) so when you strap it on you notice the weight. In the wide world of keytar style instruments this is probably just another footnote, but you can get some interesting sounds out of it with the right setup (effects pedal/pedals and an amp; there is almost no sound to be heard acoustically so you have to plug in). Since you are hearing the pickup sound of actual vibrating metal strings it sounds more like a guitar than some synthesized imitation." eBay Link

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20Jun/110

Williams V2

"THIS LISTING IS FOR A USED WILLIAMS KEYTAR V-2. THIS UNIT IS IN GOOD COSMETIC AND MECHANICAL SHAPE. SHOWS NORMAL WEAR AND HANDLING. SATISFACTION IS GUARENTEED. A NEW SET OF STRINGS WILL BE NEEDED. INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL KEYTAR HARD CASE, KEYTAR SHOULDER STRAP. PLEASE REFER TO PICTURES FOR COSMETICS AND WHAT IS INCLUDED." eBay Link

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11Jun/100

Williams Keytar V2 Demonstration

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