VOX Continental MkI/ Continental

VOX Continental

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VOX Continental

VOX Continental - front view

In 1962 the VOX Continental MkI, how it was called in England/ Europe or simply Continental, how it was called in the US, was introduced to the market. It has a pleasantly good sound for a combo organ of the 60's and looks very innovative with its 'Z'- chrome stand and the reversed black and white keys.

VOX Continental - back view

It became the synonym of the BEAT organs. Bands like The Animals, The Doors or The Dave Clark Five used the Continental MkI. A bass pedal board and some expression pedals were optionally available.

Data of the VOX Continental:
Brand VOX Jennings Musical Instruments (JMI)
Location of the manufacturer Dartford, England
Model name Continental MkI (UK)/ Continental (US)
Model number Continental MkI (UK)/ Continental (US)
Serial Number -
Date of construction 1962
Type suitcase organ with chrome stand (combo organ)
Dimension (W/H/D), weight ?
Manuals 1 X 49 keys (wood later plastic)
Pedals optional
Amplifier/ Speakers Line OUT/ -
Additional effects -
Additional units -
Tone generator germanium transistors (later silicium, IC), 7 octaves, master oscillator with frequency deviders
Toneforming UM (1st manual) 4 drawbars: 8', 4', 2', IV Rank (2 2/3'+ 2'+ 1 3/5'+ 1')
Toneforming MM (2nd manual) -
Toneforming MM (3rd Manual) -
Toneforming LM (lower manual) -
Toneforming PD (pedal) ?
Sound typical BEAT organ sound: multiple rank, slightly aggressive organ sound
Price (payed/ worth) ?/ 1970: $599(US)
Anything else legendary BEAT organ
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