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CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« on: December 23, 2009, 11:33:29 AM »

Here's a list detailing all of the Concertmate keyboards released by Radio Shack and their Casio equivalents placed next to them for quick and easy reference.  The list is by no means exhaustive, but I'm hoping that will change as it grows and has new models added to it over time.  If there are any I have missed or you are able to identify any of the models I've placed a '#' next to, then please post them below so I may add them to the existing list.

Here goes...

Concertmate 200 - Casio VL-1/VL-Tone
Concertmate #    - Casio VL-5 (Unconfirmed)
Concertmate #    - Casio VL-10 (Unconfirmed)
Concertmate 300 - Casio PT-1
Concertmate 350 - Casio PT-10
Concertmate 360 - Casio SA-9
Concertmate 370 - Casio SA-8
Concertmate 380 - Casio SA-5
Concertmate 400 - Casio MT-35
Concertmate 410 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Concertmate 450 - Casio SA-20
Concertmate 460 - Casio SA-39
Concertmate 470 - Casio SA-35
Concertmate 500 - Casio SK-1
Concertmate 570 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Concertmate 575 - Casio CTK-40
Concertmate 580 - Fujitone 6A
Concertmate 600 - Casio MT-100
Concertmate 650 - Casio SK-5
Concertmate 660 - Casio CA-#
Concertmate 670 - Casio CA-100
Concertmate 680 - Casio MT-205
Concertmate 690 - Casio CTK-80
Concertmate 700 - Casio MT-207
Concertmate 750 - Casio MT-140
Concertmate 800 - Casio SK-8
Concertmate 900 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Concertmate 950 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Concertmate 970 - Casio CTK-480
Concertmate 975 - Casio CTK-485
Concertmate 980 - Casio CTK-511
Concertmate 990 - Casio CTK-601
Concertmate 1000 - Casio CT-700
Concertmate 1100 - Casio CT-# (Unidentified)
Concertmate 1500 - Casio CT-# (Unidentified)
Concertmate #      - Casio SK-60 (Unconfirmed)
Concertmate MG-1 - Moog/Mini-Moog
Concertmate CT-1 - Casio SK-100 (Unconfirmed)
Concertmate CT-2 - Casio SK-200 (Unconfirmed)
Realistic Rap-Master - Casio RAP-1/RapMan
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Radio Shack MD-500 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Radio Shack MD-501 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Radio Shack MD-981 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Radio Shack MD-982 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Radio Shack MD-992 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Radio Shack MD-1121 - Casio # (Unidentified)
Radio Shack MD-1150 - Casio CTK-550
Radio Shack MD-1160 - Casio CTK-551
Radio Shack MD-1210 - Casio CTK-651AD
Radio Shack MD-1600 - Casio CTK-558
Radio Shack MD-1700 - Casio WK-1600/1630
Radio Shack MD-1800 - Casio WK-3000
Radio Shack MD-4072 - Casio WK-3200

Once again... Please feel free to post details of any other Concertmates you know of that are not in the list or are still, as yet, unidentified and I will add them :)

Any entry marked as 'Unconfirmed' means there is not enough evidence to determine the model name or model number of the Radio Shack equivalent. Such models are likely to be prototypes or released in limited numbers making them so rare that only a handful of people ever remember seeing them, let alone owning one!
« Last Edit: December 28, 2009, 01:31:03 AM by SK-1 »
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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 02:09:07 AM »

wow! thanks for doing this!
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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 01:00:10 AM »

Here is something interesting. I have a Concertmate 660 and tried to find the Casio version. There was a casio ca-110 on ebay and the picture looked just like the 660 and you could see the iso in the picture but there was only one. When I look at other CA-110 they dont look like it. Could there be more than one style? Here is the link to mine
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300411008246&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
and the link to the 110
http://cgi.ebay.com/CASIO-CA-110-KEYBOARD_W0QQitemZ180473827664QQcmdZViewItemQQptZKeyboards_MIDI?hash=item2a05141150
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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 09:03:10 PM »

what about this new SA series? will there be concertmate for those? like the SA46?
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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 09:55:44 PM »

what about this new SA series? will there be concertmate for those? like the SA46?

Radio Shack has had their version of the SA series on the market for awhile now. I had a full size Concertmate that was an SA clone.
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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 02:01:54 AM »

where can i go to see the full line of casio keyboards?! i am not sure the smaller sa-46 is available in the states.

i went to casio's website, and i did not even see it.
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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 11:20:19 AM »

The concertmate MG1 is not a minimoog like it says up there. At the time Radio Shack wanted to sell a small analogue synth and so for some reason they got Moog to design the electronics for them. The MG1 is certainly made by Moog but its nothing like a Minimoog.
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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 02:52:28 AM »

Hi- I just wanted to add to this list. The Concertmate 1500 is the same as the Casio CTK-650. The manual is on the New Zealand Casio site.
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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 07:52:23 AM »

The concertmate MG1 is not a minimoog like it says up there. At the time Radio Shack wanted to sell a small analogue synth and so for some reason they got Moog to design the electronics for them. The MG1 is certainly made by Moog but its nothing like a Minimoog.


The MG1 was closest to being a Moog Rogue.

MG1 had additional sound editing features the Rogue didn't... yet the MG1 did not have pitch/mod wheels like a Rogue.
Guess they had to make room for those extra features to fit.on the panel.

Cant say it's exactly like any of the "Moog" products... it was unique, short of being the same case and keys as the Rogue.

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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2015, 03:51:15 AM »

PLEASE ADD/REVISE...

Concertmate 800 (Realistic Rap-Master) = Casio RAP-1 (Rapman) Not SK-8!
Concertmate 900 = Casio CT-638!!!

Thank you!

Ps. Great list btw!

« Last Edit: June 26, 2015, 07:00:38 AM by Dr4g0n »
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Casio PT-100
Casio SA-10
Casio SA-35
Casio SA-39
Casio SK-1
Coleco Talking Teacher <3
Concertmate 300
Concertmate 350
Concertmate 500
Concertmate 800 (Realistic Rap-Master)
Concertmate 900
Concertmate 970
Yamaha DD-5

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Re: CONCERTMATE AND THE CASIO FAMILY
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2017, 07:56:00 PM »

I picked up a Radio Shack MD-500 in a second hand store a few weeks ago.  It looks very much like a Casio on the outside, but the circuit boards and sound quality are not even close to anything else I've seen by Casio.  No build date on the boards and the plastic case is more brittle than my other Casios.  It's a keyboard on a chip, very much like the toy keyboards made in China, except it has midi out!  The sound quality and 50 built in songs are also very similar to those toy keyboards.  Having a hard time believing this was made by Casio, but I could be wrong.  Oh, and the manual, no midi implementation chart.  But it does contain this bit of useful information: Repeatedly press MIDI to select a MIDI channel. MIDI uses up to 16 channels to exchange data. As in a TV broadcast, different channels send different data.  The keyboard’s auto-rhythms, prerecorded tunes, sustain information, and transpose information cannot be sent as MIDI data.

Thank you for the chart!
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