Is this hammond organ worth much?

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Is this hammond organ worth much?

Post by Tiger Jackson » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:53 pm

I found it outside of my work place next to the dump. Not a huge organ fan so i wasn't instantly excited and ready to take it.

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Re: Is this hammond organ worth much?

Post by Bitexion » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:04 pm

All Hammonds are quite sought after I think. If it is a hammond and not one the "clones", that is. You should find a model type somewhere on the back. Post it here.

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Re: Is this hammond organ worth much?

Post by Tiger Jackson » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:11 pm

it said hammond organ in the back near the bottom. can't get pics now, off work. Hope it'ss till there tommorrow.

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Re: Is this hammond organ worth much?

Post by V301H » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:02 am

Only the tonewheel Hammonds with drawbars hold any real value. This one appears to be a later all electronic model. It would probably be difficult to give away.
If you want to get a good Hammond to start out with watch Craigslist for a deal on an M3, M100, or L100 model. These are all tonewheel spinet organs which can be found for free up to a few hundred dollars and sound much like the more expensive B3, C3, and A100 console models.
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Re: Is this hammond organ worth much?

Post by b3groover » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:25 am

No, it's not worth much.

V301H's post is spot on.

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Re: Is this hammond organ worth much?

Post by Tiger Jackson » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:33 am

Alright, i'm not gonna do anything with it

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Re: Is this hammond organ worth much?

Post by Cumulus » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:36 am

We had this same one when I was a kid,

It's definitely not a tone wheel organ.

Still, it's not bad sounding.

Ours had built-in Leslie.

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