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Offline subg88

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Wurlitzer Model 100
« on: December 01, 2010, 04:51:50 PM »
I have found a wurlitzer e.p. model 100, supposedly, for sale in my home town for $200.00 US or best offer, 'with a few broken reeds."

I say supposedly because model E.P. 110 is supposed to be the first model manufactured in 1955, followed by the 111 and 112 within the first year.  I couldn't find anything on the model 100 on the ol' interweb except the following excerpt from the wikipedia entry for "Wurlitzer electric piano":

The instrument entered production in 1955 as the EP-110, followed by the 111 and 112 of the same year, and continued to be produced in various forms until about 1982 when production of the EP-200A ceased.

There is evidence of a piano designated as the model 100, but whether or not it was produced or only a prototype is up for debate. Pictures of a model 100 do exist, and the Wurlitzer EP Service manuals do state that the Wurlitzer was introduced in 1954, not 1955."


Basically, I'm ready to jump all over this but I need to know how to confirm this when I go take a look and whether or not reeds from the 112 will work on this model.

Is this mythical beast for real and how to identify it?  Thanks for any response.


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Re: Wurlitzer Model 100
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 06:03:43 PM »
Yes, it is a real instrument and it is VERY rare. Do not let the seller know how rare it is and make the best offer for both of you. It would be helpful if it works, try to test it out.

This is not a desireable model to play,but it is a collectors item that you should be able to fix up and resell for a profit. There should be a metal pkate on it with the model number on it.

Reeds from 112s will work as should 120 reeds. They may not be exactly the same, but they should work.120 reeds may need a little fitting, and I think they are thicker.
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Re: Wurlitzer Model 100
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 08:15:14 AM »
 Wow, that would be a great find! I have seen pictures of the 100, and it looked similar to the 110. Main difference between the 110 and 111 is the case design. The 110 slides out of the case for servicing, as the top is fixed. The handle is also on the back, so the keys point down when carried as a suitcase.

The 111 is essentially a 112, with the 110 amplifier.

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Re: Wurlitzer Model 100
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 08:44:56 PM »
Whatever happened with this?

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Re: Wurlitzer Model 100
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 09:53:49 AM »
bump!

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Re: Wurlitzer Model 100
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 02:32:48 PM »
Send him a PM, which should trigger an email notification in case he's not checking this.
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