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Choralcelo
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The Choralcello was was a hybrid electronic and electro-acoustic instrument and was marketed as a hi-end home instrument.

The Choralcello was a direct contemporary of the Telharmonium using a similar electromagnetic tone wheel sound generation to the Telharmonium used in the \'organ\' section of the instrument as well as a set of electromagnetically operated piano strings. The Choralcello consisted of two keyboards, the upper (piano) keyboard having 64 keys and the lower 88 (piano and \'organ\'), controlling (in later models) 88 tone wheels and a set of piano strings that were vibrated by electromagnets and a set of hammers that could play the strings in a normal piano fashion. The keyboards also had a set of organ style stops to control the timbre and fundamentals of the tone that could then be passed through cardboard, hardwood, softwood, glass, steel or \"bass-buggy\" spring resonators to give the sound a particular tone.

The Choralcello also incorporated a pianola style paper roll mechanism for playing \'pre-recorded\' music and a 32 note pedal board system. The entire machine could occupy two basements of a house, the keyboards and \'loudspeakers\' being the only visible part of the instrument.

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Choralcelo
USA
USA
243
243
Choralcelo Manufacturing Co
Choralcelo Manufacturing Co
Melvin Severy (1863 -1951) and George B. Sinclair
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Choralcelo