Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 64 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny November 22nd, 2010
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This is another great piece of musical kitsch that can be found at “Willis Wonderland”, Allee’s “Harmo-Chord. I don’t know the year this was manufactured but it is an absolutely beautiful instrument.

This is beautiful.

Counter bass, fundamental bass, major, minor, & seventh.


Love this corner of the room!

3 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 64 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    I found this on eBay a little more than a year ago. It was made in the late 1950s. I almost died when I found it because it was made by Grinell’s, which was the biggest music store in Detroit when I was growing up and whereI always begged my parents to take me. I never even knew they made musical instruments.

    The Harmochord sounds like what most other keyboards of this vintage do, like a cheesy accordion.

    This keyboard is designed really great as once the top of the two-tone case is put on it becomes its own suitcase

  2. denny

    I love this corner of the room. It’s, well, like you say, “Willis Wonderland” and I am soooooo happy to be able to be a part of it on some small level.

    If you could only have seen my face while in this room.

    Thank you again for the opportunity to photograph, touch and marvel at some of the most incredible kitsch on this planet!