Korg SV-1 73 Stage Vintage Piano - Black

73-key Stage Vintage Piano with 36 Instrument Sounds, Amp and Effects, 80-note Polyphony, and 8 Instant-access Presets - Black
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The Gigging Keyboardist's Dream Machine!

The Korg SV-1 73 is the gigging piano you've been wanting. Inside, you've got the most in-demand keyboard sounds ever found on a single instrument - we're talking decades of essential analog and digital legends, plus all the modern mainstays. The SV-1 73 also has Korg's finest weighted keyboard, so you can play with expression. To fine tune your sound, just steer your tone using the hands-on knobs on the front panel. Amp models, effects, and a hot vintage look take this Korg SV-1 73 over the top.

Korg SV-1 73 73-key Stage Vintage Piano at a Glance:
  • Tap into 36 of the most in-demand instrument sounds
  • Shine up your sound with effects and studio processing
  • Get your hands on your tone with front-panel knobs
  • Editor/Librarian software lets you program, save, and load settings
Tap into 36 of the most in-demand instrument sounds

You know the 36 sounds in the SV-1 73 by heart; each one is an old friend. Rediscover hit-making vintage electric pianos, funky clavs, classic and cult-fave organs, string machines and, of course, pianos. The SV-1 73 serves up breathtaking grands, a real-deal upright, plus hall-of-fame electronic contenders. On top of the standard sounds you love, you'll find multiple, signature variations of many classic instruments, all designed to inspire your performance.

Shine up your sound with effects and studio processing

Enhance your sound with a whole collection of period-correct amps and effects. You've got a 3-band EQ on the front panel to get things going, then you can take charge of pre-treating your sound with Compression, Boost, U-Vibe, Chorus/Vibrato, Tremolo, and Wah. From there, put your tone through any of the SV-1's wealth of amp heads and speaker cabinets - you won't believe how tube-like you can get your tones, thanks to Korg's exclusive Valve Reactor circuitry. Super-famous Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, and Rotary stompboxes add nuance and motion to any SV-1 73 sound, then all the essential reverbs and delays - include classic tape echo - let you really cook up your vibe. Last but not least, you've got an optional limiter at the 6th step of the signal chain, ensuring your level remains balanced across all sounds.

Get your hands on your tone with front-panel knobs

The Korg SV-1 73's user interface has performance in mind! Every essential control is quickly accessible on the front panel, with no confusing menus or multiple button presses. Rotary knobs include illuminated LEDs showing the position of the knob, and you can press them to restore the original setting. For really quick changes, the SV-1 73 has eight car-radio style buttons to instantly call up your eight Favorite sounds and settings. Storing a Favorite is equally as easy. Simply adjust the controls to your preferred settings, then press and hold one of the Favorites buttons; when the button flashes, press it again. Your custom setting is now stored in your Korg SV-1 73.

Editor/Librarian software lets you program, save, and load settings

More tech-savvy players out there that would love nothing more than to dig in a little deeper - and the SV-1 lets you. The SV-1 Editor/Librarian software provides cool graphic-based programming, including access to many effects parameters not available on the SV-1 73's panel. In addition, the Editor/Librarian software allows each of the 36 sounds and the eight Favorites to be programmed and saved individually. This makes it easy for you to share and swap your favorite settings, and for Korg to supply more sounds in the future. The SV-1 Editor/Librarian runs on Mac or PC, and is included free with every SV-1 73.

Korg SV-1 73 73-key Stage Vintage Piano Features:
  • 73-key stage vintage piano with awesome vintage keyboard sounds!
  • Korg's acclaimed RH3 weighted hammer action keybed and 8 velocity touch curves
  • Transpose to any key in +/- 12 half-steps; fine tuning; 8 tuning curves
  • Korg's superb EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) Sound Engine
  • Sounds: 36 (6 banks x 6 sounds); Polyphony: 80 notes
  • 8 assignable Favorites for fast program recall
  • Effects/Processing: Five Individual Sections
  • Equalizer: On/Off Switch; Bass, Mid, Treble Knobs
  • Amp modeling, Valve Reactor tube (1 x 12AX7)
  • Extensive studio-grade effects, including Reverb/Delay
  • MIDI In, Out; USB/MIDI port
  • 3 pedal jacks: Damper (fixed), Pedal 1 (sostenuto; rotary speaker), Pedal 2 (volume/expression; wah)
  • Includes power cable, user guide, accessory disk, music stand, and DS02H damper pedal
Korg's SV-1 stage vintage piano: it's all about great sound and feel!

Additional Media

SV-1 Series User Manual

Tech Specs

Number of Keys 73
Type of Keys Weighted
Presets 36
Polyphony 80 Notes
Effects Yes
Audio Inputs 2 x TS
Audio Outputs 2 x TS, 2 x XLR, 1 x TRS (Headphones)
Pedal Inputs 3
Height 6.1"
Width 45"
Depth 13.66"
Weight 38.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SV173BK

Customer Reviews

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Excellent Keyboard

I've been looking for a portable piano for home and live performance usage. The Korg SV-1 73 meets that need perfectly. First of all it's a instrument you can bond with, it feels right, and deliveries what I'm trying to play. The 8 preset feature are amazing when you want to focus on playing. I've chosen 8 sounds which I've modified and those are the sounds I use 95â„… of the time. It allows me to turn on the instrument and get right to playing. The on/off switch is an example of why I really like this keyboard, you flick the switch/lever and it goes on, without having to push a soft button several times to turn on the instrument. The keyboard had real feel to it. I've since purchased a Korg SV-1 88 black for home rehearsal because the the 73 is for me, a gigging instrument. I need a full keyboard for home rehearsal since the piano is my main keyboard. The instrument is heavy, I use a small hand truck so it not an issue. The keyboard has everything I'm looking for in a gigging keyboard: portable, excellent sound, quality, compact, and most importantly quick to recall sounds that I want. My 8 presets are: Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Japanese Grand, Upright, Hammond click, Hammond jazz, Full Strings, and Strings Piano. I use the 88 version every day and keep the 73 in a case for gigging and jamming in the studio.. I have them set up the same so there's a continuity that I appreciate. I prefer the 88 version, since a piano has 88 keys, but the 73's compactness and lighter weight is an advantage for regular moving. Highly recommended

Great Keyboard

Outstanding sound, keys feel great
Music background: Student, Performing Artist and First Song now on ITUNES


When I first sat down at this, something about the tube glowing off to the side clued me in that this was going to be an amazing keyboard. I was right. first, the sounds in this keyboard are amazing, like nothing i've ever heard before, the stage piano sounds better than most grand pianos i've played. The weight of the keys was amazing they float so well, so smooth and the price point for what this unit offers is mind blowing. i would probably pay double just for what it offers, just amazing.
Music background: Engineer, Pianist

Best Digital Stage Piano I've ever heard. Very Authentic.

I heard this keyboard for the first time tonight. I mixed a band that played a brand new one and I was blown away with how authentic it sounded. I own a Rhodes Mark II, and this Korg sounded exactly like the real deal (maybe even a little better because of the onboard compression/effects). For the price, it seems like a better deal than a Nord, and in my opinion sounds even a little better than the Nord samples I've heard. I am considering buying one myself after hearing it tonight! Great job Korg!
Music background: Recording and Live Sound Engineer, musician

Great classic and modern sounds

We're really happy with the keyboard. Although it has a lot of technology to it, it is easy to dial in the sound wanted with the selection and adjustment knobs. Way to go Korg! Less geek and more instrument.
See also: Electric Pianos, Korg, Korg Digital Pianos