Designed to be the ultimate Electone instrument for it's time, this model is available in white with sycamore wood inlayed console, or black with dark walnut inlay console. The luxurious hardwood console panels were manufactured at the same plant that Lexus automotive hardwood panels were made.
The ELX-1 was the only Electone to feature the Solo Bar. An artist could switch to a Solo voice and back again by manipulating a touch-sensitive black bar that extended across the instrument, above the upper manual.
This model was the first Electone to have assignable keyboard percussion, pannable rhythm instruments and per voice effects sections. It also was the first to have two separate solo voice sections.