Some basic keyboard styles prior to mounting in frames
The Italian company of FATAR is one of the largest manufacturers of keyboards in the world and their products range from very basic models for home keyboards to sophisticated models designed for ecclesiastical use. Many digital organ manufacturers use FATAR keyboards as standard. The main advantages of a FATAR keyboard lie in pricing. The disadvantages are that they have a shorter lifetime in comparison to the very much more expensive traditionally designed keyboards.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS AN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TASK TO COMMUNICATE WITH FATAR AT ANY TIME. WE CAN OBTAIN FATAR KEYBOARDS VIA VARIOUS ROUTES BUT SUPPLY CAN BE DIFFICULT AND DEPENDS ON WHAT STOCKS ARE CURRENTLY HELD BY OUR CONTACTS. THEREFORE, WE ARE NORMALLY UNABLE TO SUPPLY FATAR KEYBOARDS ON THEIR OWN UNLESS THEY ARE PART OF A CONSOLE INSTALLATION OR AS A MADE UP KEY SET. HOWEVER, WE DO OCCASIONALLY HAVE SPARE STOCK SO PLEASE CONTACT US. WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP.
Our FATAR keyboard sets are supplied on solid oak frames with book-matched cheeks to maximise rigidity and longevity. Piston slips are of matching solid wood and can be constructed to pretty much any layout required. Key cheeks and slips can be of any wood desired including exotic or fruitwoods and colour co-ordinated to the rest of the console as required.
Keyboards mounted in our custom inclined oak frames
There are several different ranges of keyboards with many different coverings which are available specifically for church / classical organs. For more complete details please visit their website at fatar.com
Current prices for keyboard sets based on FATAR work out as follows. Please note however that these prices may be subject to change on a regular basis. Please check with us for a final price.
FATAR keyboard basic classical model as supplied boxed from the manufacturer: £ 225.00 each plus postage / carriage.
Solid oak frame including front rail and cheeks: £ 330.00 each plus packing and carriage.
Thumb pistons including drilling and fitting into piston rail: £ 20.00 each plus postage / carriage.
Please Note that the above prices do not include cable looms for either keyboards or pistons since there are several different ways that this can be done depending on the interface board used.
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