There are definitely benefits to each of the three main keyboard sizes (61-key, 73-key and 88-key), but most professionals agree that 73-key organs are the best choice for on stage performances. The reason is because they provide more versatility than 61-key models, yet are more compact than 88-key models (a big bonus if you're playing on a cramped stage). The popularity of 73-key organs also means that an impressive variety of models can be found on today's market. No doubt, with a little time spent in this section, you'll be sure to find a 73-key organ that suits your personal tastes and budget.
In the world of electronic keyboards, you'd be hard-pressed to find a musician who isn't familiar with the name Hammond. First introduced in 1935, the Hammond organ quickly became a hit with jazz musicians and could soon be spotted in smoke-filled nightclubs across the United States. Hammond offers top-rated 73-key organs here, including the Sk1-73 73-Key Professional Digital Keyboard/Organ. A part of Hammond's Sk Stage Keyboard Series, this is one of the company's most cutting-edge keyboards to date. It features amazing editing capabilities, 12 Factory Digital Tonewheel Profiles, Hi-Def Acoustic Grands, Electric Pianos, Brass, Synth and so much more. For legendary Hammond sound and control, the Sk1-73 is the answer you've been waiting for.
While you're at it, take a closer look at the Hammond XK-3C Drawbar Organ. The Hammond XK-3 (also known as the B-3) is an award-winning instrument that many pro-level players consider to be the standard by which all other organs are judged. The XK-3C follows in the footsteps of that organ, but also offers you the classic "tone-wheel" sound by employing 96-digital tone wheels. With this extra level of versatility, you can reproduce the characteristics of the vintage Hammond B-3. Along with other explosive features like better MIDI mapping options and improved dual tube preamp and overdrive, the XK-3C is an innovative, portable powerhouse that needs to be experienced firsthand.
When you get right down to it, 73-key organs provide just enough breathing room so that you can broaden your creative horizons without straining your back and bank account. And as you can see from your choices, it won't be long before you're the proud owner of a model that was carefully planned and built by a dedicated team of musical wizards.