Is This The Best Keytar In The World?

Red Martian posted this demo video of the Syntar, an extremely rare keytar designed in the late 70s by George Mattson.

“I wanted to post a simple piece first and then later go into much further detail about what the Syntar can do that most mono-synths cannot and why it blows all other ‘keytars’ away.”

Mattson’s company, P.M.S. (Performance Music Systems) manufactured these units, with some work done by EML. There are roughly 8 units built and sold, with a handful of prototypes.

By 1980, though, Moog Music had the Syntar beat marketing wise with its Liberation.

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