Anecdotes

King Crimson’s Mellotrons John Lennon and his Mellotron Mike Oldfield and the Mellotron Meetings with John Bradley and Martin Smith (Streetly Electronics) King Crimson’s Mellotrons In March 1999, Robert Fripp put his Mellotrons up for auction.None were sold during this sale, Fripp having accepted none of the offers offered. Mellotron Mark II #113Used on the […]

Mellotron 400FX

Years of Production ? Number of Units ? Original Price ? Dimensions L x H x P 86 x 86 x 56 cm Weigh 55 kg 400FX #FX4/103 Photos: Ryo Sekine Aircraft Crowds Insects Telephone Animals Doors Marine Traffic Babies Footsteps Motor Vehicles War Bells Fighting Office Water Birds Fires Prison Weather Clocks Household Sports […]

Novatron T550

Years of Production 1981 – 1983 Number of Units 3 Original Price £999 Dimensions L x H x P 70.5 x 88 x 66 cm Weight ? It was a Novatron 400 in a flightcase, with additional storage place for 2 tape frames and a volume pedal. Novatron T550 #55/102 Novatron T550 Novatron T550 #55/101 […]

Videos

Videos of each Mellotron model are available in the respective sections.

Mellotron M300

Years of Production 1968 – 1970 Number of Units 52 Original Price £871 Dimensions L x H x P 107 x 92 x 67 cm Weight 113.4 kg The M300 was created in order to reduce the Mark II’s size and weight. It was the first Mellotron not to have built-in speakers. However, an amplifier unit, […]

Mellotron M400

Years of Production 1970 – 1977 – Novatron: 1978 – 1986 Number of Units about 2 000 Original Price £795 – Novatron: £1,374 Dimensions L x H x P 86 x 86 x 56 cm Weight 55 kg After the imposing and very heavy Mark II and the lighter but still voluminous M300, the M400 […]

Mellotron FX Console

Years of Production 1965 – 1970 Number of Units about 60 Original Price £1,500 Dimensions L x H x P 129.5 x 99 x 68.5 cm Weight 159 kg Streetly Electronics created the FX Console on the BBC’s request. It is a modified Mark II, which could play sound effects for radio or television programs (Doctor Who). […]

Mellotron Mark V

Years of Production 1975 – 1977 – Novatron: 1978 – 1980 Number of Units 26 – Novatron: 4 Years of Production £2 200 Dimensions L x H x P 132 x 89.5 x 66 cm Weight 152 kg Basically, the Mark V is made of two M400s in a single cabinet with a built-in stereo […]

Mellotron 4 Track

Years of Production 1981 Number of Units 5 Original Price $4,495 Dimensions L x H x P 89.53 x 89.53 x 57.78 cm Weight 47 kg The 4 Track is the first Mellotron manufactured in the USA and marketed by Sound Sales Inc. Only 5 units were produced by Bomar Fabricators in Southbury, in 1981: […]

Mellotron Mark VI / VII

Years of Production since 1999 Number of Units Mark VI: 102 – Mark VII: 4 Original Price $5,200 Dimensions L x H x P 83.82 x 86.36 x 55.88 cm Weight 44.45 kg The Mellotron Mark VI was designed by Markus Resh, David Kean’s associate (Mellotron.com). It takes the main features of the M400 while […]