Hammond SK1-73

LIMITED QUANTITY, Portable Keyboard, 73-note


Hammond SK1-73

Hammond SK-1 73

The SK-173 is a fantastic instrument for the keyboard player who wants the absolute best Hammond organ sounds in a portable keyboard but with the luxury of extra keys. It packs a powerful Hammond sound in the right hand and realistic Piano in the left hand.  Who could want more! Power and portability is the winner for this smashing keyboard.

The SK1-73’s 73 note Fatar keyboard provides the proper “breathing room” for a modern keyboardist, while retaining the superior feel, light weight and small footprint of the 61-note model. It is also the perfect ax for singer-songwriters and accompanists of all genres, due to its ability in shifting the keyboard response automatically between piano and organ-type “feels.

These ultralight instruments provide the essential keyboard sounds required to play any show in any style, including a genuine and vintage-perfect Hammond organ in compact packages with all the features expected in a vintage B-3. Many keyboardists have accepted the 73 note keyboard as the Standard, due to the need to play piano parts comfortably when you're an Organist or Synth player. Sometimes 61 keys aren't enough, but the 88-note board is too much-73 is "just right." In any case, to have this much firepower in an instrument that is less than 10 kilograms is liberating and inspiring. The HAMMOND SK 1-73 is "just right" in many more ways.



73 keys

Sound Generator

  • Organ Section
  • 2- VASE III as digital tone-wheels, transistor organ and Pipe Organ
  • 8 polyphony (for pedal, except pipe organ)
  • 63 polyphony (maximum, on pipe organ)
  • Extra Voice Section
  • VASE III 63 Polyphony (maximum)

Harmonic Drawbars

  • Drawbars
  • 9 pitches, assignable for Upper, Pedal, Lower
  • Voicing
  • Manuals: 6 choices (B-Type 1, B-Type 2, mellow, vx, farf, pipe), variable key-click
  • Pedal: 4 choies (normal, muted, synth 1, synth 2), 5 choices key-click

Touch Response Percussion

  • Buttons
  • Second Harmonic, third harmonic, fast decay, volume soft display
  • Adjustable
  • Touch, velocity, decay (fast, slow), level (normal soft)

Digital Effects

  • Instruments
  • 6 groups (A. piano, E. piano, keyboard, wind, other, library
  • Upgradable via library
  • Control
  • Allocate upper/lower, solo group.


  • Vibrato and chorus
  • Digital scanner
  • Button: 1, 2, chorus, swell on, great on
  • Overdrive
  • Digital, 4 programs
  • Control: on, amount
  • Multi effects
  • 8 programs for organ/extra voice individually
  • Controls: on, amount
  • Equalizer
  • For organ: Bass, mid (sweep), treble, tone
  • Internal Leslie
  • Advanced digital, 2 rotors
  • Buttons: bypass, stop, fast
  • Reverb
  • Digital, 11 programs
  • Control: On, depth
  • Master Equalizer
  • Control: Bass, mid gain, mid frequency, treble.


  • Capacity
  • 100 user patches, 100 preset patches, manual
  • Favorites
  • 10 buttons
  • Patch load options
  • Drawbar registration, drawbar parameters, extra voice, internal zone, external zone, organ effects, EXV effects, reverb


  • Volumes
  • Master volume, music volume, extra voice volume
  • Switch
  • Power On/Off

Music Player

  • File format
  • WAV (44.1 KHz, 16bit stereo), MP3 (44.1KHz, 128Kbps, stereo)
  • Control
  • Song, Play/Pause


  • USB Flash drive
  • Display
  • 20 - Character, 2 - lines


  • Templates
  • 9 Templates (SK-1)
  • External zones
  • 3 zones assignable to any keyboard


  • MIDI
  • In, Out
  • Audio
  • Line out, L, R, headphones
  • Leslie
  • 8 - pin, 1 and 3 channels available
  • Other
  • Foot switch, damper pedal, exp. pedal, DC In (12V)

Accessory (included)

AC adaptor, AD3-1250

Keyboard Functions

  • Buttons
  • Manual Bass, split (SK1 only), Great to Pedal (SK2 only), Octave up, octave down, lower transpose
  • Adjustable
  • Coupler highest note, split point


  • SK1-73: 112.4 cm (W), 30.3 cm (D), 9.9 cm (H) (44,3" x 11 7/8" x 3 7/8")


  • GM Compatibility: Level1
  • Terminals: USB


  • SK1-73: 9.3 kg (20.5lbs)


Please note: Hammond Australia advises low, or no current stock of this model – please phone 03 9872 5122 to check availability.  


Bernies Music Land is very proud to be the authorised Australian importer and distributor of Hammond Organs. When we opened our first store in Airport West in 1977, we sold a record number of Hammond organs. In 1993 we became the sole Australian importer and have a strong relationship with Hammond Japan. We look forward to helping you with your musical future.
Now On Display: This instrument is now on display at Bernies Music Land. We welcome your visit to test this instrument. 
Delivery: Click and Collect available Monday to Saturday. Delivery is available Australia wide with our extensive network of specialist carriers. Please phone us for a special delivery quotation.
After Sales Support: Bernies Music Land offers you our famous after sales service, with a team of on-staff technicians to provide you with prompt, excellent service.
Payment: We welcome payment by bank transfer, Visa or Mastercard.
Warranty: The product is fully backed with an Australian dealer warranty.