Conn StroboTuner

Description (Brief):

This tuner was made by C.G. Conn Ltd. in Elkhart, Indiana, 1960s. It is a StroboTuner, model ST-6, serial #39356. It has a bronze painted metal case with a hinged front panel that opens to reveal a control panel consisting of a scanning disc with octave band numbers, pilot light, signal input, gain control knob, tone selector knob, operate/calibrate switch, power switch, and tuning knob with pointer and scale. There is a detachable microphone clipped on the inside of the front panel. On the top of the tuner is a brown plastic molded handle. The tuner is marked:

Description (Brief)


Description (Brief)

The StroboTuner was used for piano and organ tuning, and instrumental and vocal music teaching. It was especially popular among electric guitarists as its user could plug the instrument directly into the signal input as the tuner provided an accurate visual indication of the frequency of a sound or an electrical signal.

Date Made: 1960s

Manufacturer: C. G. Conn Ltd.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Indiana, Elkhart

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Credit Line: Gift of McCormick's Enterprises, Inc. (through Brian D. Anderson)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0210.01Model Number: ST-6Serial Number: 39356Accession Number: 1999.0210Catalog Number: 1999.0210.01

Object Name: tuner

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 22 cm x 28 cm x 19 cm; 8 11/16 in x 11 in x 7 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_1203692

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