Dennis Nilsen’s Keyboard

Dennis Nilsen’s Keyboard

This is Dennis Nilsen’s Casio MT-640 keyboard upon which upon which he composed and played all 
of his musical compositions.
It is labelled ‘Des Nilsen’ in yellow tape. Three black keys are missing. 
In 1996, new prison regulations meant he was only allowed one outsized item in his cell, so he had to 
choose between his keyboard and his typewriter. The keyboard was therefore, reluctantly, handed 
out of prison, thereby ending Dennis Nilsen’s musical composition phase.
The item is referred to in his autobiography, History of a Drowning Boy on page 207 (and elsewhere):
“While languishing in solitary confinement, I managed to find a copy of a newspaper where 
I saw, advertised, a mini keyboard sale. There was a Casio going for £199 (with dynamic 
bass), so I tore out the ad and kept it. As Brian was always telling me to occupy my time 
creatively, I sent it to him with the strong hint that he might see his way to buying it for me 
and he responded positively and promised to buy it for my birthday in eleven months’ time.”
The item is also featured in the colour plates section of the autobiography.
It comes with the original instruction manual upon which Dennis Nilsen has written his name in 
    £5,000.00 Regular Price
    £4,000.00Sale Price