The Guitaret Album

by Various Artists

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This compilation contains music created by guitaret fans.

A guitaret is a small handheld electric instrument, a lamellophone that sounds similar to an electric kalimba. It was invented by Ernst Zacharias (who also invented the pianet and the famous clavinet) and built by the German instrument company Hohner in 1963.

Here are a few seconds of video from 1963 (from minute 1:00):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuG5uEc1XuA

Guitaret on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitaret

More guitaret images here:
www.vintageaudioberlin.de/vabgalerien/kurioses/guitaret/

Please join our Facebook guitaret fan group if you own a guitaret www.facebook.com/groups/47031707855

Cover image taken from the original Hohner manual, with permission from Hohner Germany.

You can rent a guitaret from this Berlin based shop:
www.echoschall.de/de/synthies-effekte/sonstige-musikinstrumente.html

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released May 16, 2013

The copyright to each song belongs to the respective artist.
Graphics and project coordination: Michael Peters

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Guitaret Kürten, Germany

This compilation contains music created by guitaret fans who met in the Facebook guitaret fan group - please join us if you own a guitaret.

A guitaret is a rare electric lamellophone made by Hohner in 1963. It sounds similar to an electric kalimba.
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