Keytars aren’t as easy to find as they were in the 80’s, perhaps because of risk of auto-emasculation in males.
We’ve highlighted the social risks of playing the keytar in the past, as a courtesy of readers.
Manufacturers are becoming aware of these risks, too. Some, like Roland, are even going so far as “re-branding” their keytars as “shoulder synthesizers”.
Unfortunately, use of the term “shoulder synthesizer” is also known to have an auto-emasculating effect on many keyboardists, and should be avoided, for this reason.
Fortunately, there are those that are willing to risk auto-emasculatory effects and champion the keytar. With this in mind, we bring you this video: Save The Keytar.