Here’s another mysteriously awesome oddball from Farfisa that no one knows about. The Super Piano looks like a Professional Piano built into a modern styled Teak wood console. The guy sent me these pictures many years ago knew absolutely nothing about it after picking it up at an estate sale.
The Farfisa Pro Piano is a very unique instrument compared to other combo organs and electric pianos. Similar to Farfisa combo organs, the Professional Piano has electronic oscillators, but instead of having only 12 and using electronic dividers to create the multiple octaves on the keyboard, the Farfisa Pianos have an oscillator for every single key on the keyboard! Pretty cool right? To bad they don’t sound as good as a Wurliters or Fender Rhodes electric pianos…
Updated: Thanks to the nice comments, this is an FR-40, not a TR-60 like I originally thought.
Check out this super sexy organ amplifier from the Farfisa Company. The mod styling and colors make this amp really like no other. Great for any organ or guitar, this amp has 2 – 12″ Speakers, Reverb, Tremolo, and enough eq to make any sound sculpting Farfisa boy or girl very happy!
Also check out this clip of some random dude on youtube bust out some blues guitar through this amp.
Most portable Farfisa organs had a 16 pin connector for bass pedals. The standard bass pedals are a standard octave plus one note, from C to C. With the exception of the Mini Compact, most of the Compact Series, VIP Series, and Pro Series organs can take these pedals. Now the pedals are not super cool synthesizers like the Moog Taurus pedals, but instead just a controller for the circuitry onboard the organ. The 16 pins are for each of the 13 note, and 3 for the juice (positive, negative, and ground I imagine).
The Farfisa Portorgan was a Reed Organ released sometime in the 1960s. Not too much is known, as it is quite rare compared to the Royal Artist and some of the other early Reed organs that Farfisa Made. Covered in Tolex, this ogan was made for portability. It’s sound lies somewhere between an accordian and a pump organ.