Reverse colour keyboard

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Reverse colour keyboard

Post by Gill the Piano » 07 May 2019, 16:02

A customer saw a piano whose sharps were white and naturals black. This was on the Bohemian Rhapsody film. Does anyone know whether these pianos are in production and if so, who makes them?
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Re: Reverse colour keyboard

Post by chrisw » 07 May 2019, 16:13

Have seen organs and perhaps a harpsichord with reverse colour keys but don't recall seeing a piano.

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Re: Reverse colour keyboard

Post by Gill the Piano » 08 May 2019, 10:02

Customer sent me a still from the film; it's a bog standard 1940s D'Almaine with reverse key covers applied - after all that! Thanks anyway...
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Re: Reverse colour keyboard

Post by chrisw » 08 May 2019, 16:41

I'm not tempted to get the black and white paint out to reverse the key colours on my upright ! I have enough trouble distinguishing between the natural notes as it is.

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Re: Reverse colour keyboard

Post by Gill the Piano » 09 May 2019, 16:56

I did say to her that a couple of pots of Dulux might be cheaper than a set of key covers...
Interesting how the black naturals/white sharps thing happened; all to do with the relative prices of ivory and ebony at different points in history, apparently.
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