Sampleson says that 1959 is based on the Electro-Acoustic Piano patent (lifetime expired) registered by Leo Fender in 1959. They tell us that they have brought it to life using spectral modeling and that the sound can be described as a CP80-like but a bit more tuned due to fewer strings.
A spokesperson told us, “Does it sound like the original one? We don't know, because it has never been built, and we won't build it. But the experience of bringing to life an instrument that never existed, was super-exciting. The resulting sound of this virtual instrument is warm, clean and bright. The expressiveness of the piano action we emulated gives it a nice and wide range of timbres. From warm lows to metallic shines on higher velocities.”
Pricing and Availability:
$39 intro price (Regular price: $59)