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Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:01 pm
by Rafow812
My mother has a Yamaha EX-1 that her husban bought in the 70's and is now looking to sell. It is in great condition and has original manuals and schematics. They only have one of the TX-3 tone cabinets for it. They live in the Montreal Canada area. I don't know much more about it so I am wondering what is a reasonable value for it. I believe he paid over $30k for it originally.

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:37 pm
by nvining
Hard to say. At the end of the day, it's still an Electone, even if it is one of the neater ones. There's a lot of garbage and hooplah on the Internet from various people saying that the EX1/EX2/EX42/E70 have the same tone generation stuff as is present in a Yamaha GX1 and CS80, but this isn't true. (For one thing, all of these organs actually generate their internal sounds from wavetables.)

I'm guessing you *could* get between 3-5k to the right collector, but you might be waiting for a bit for Mr. or Ms. Right to show up.

It *is* a neat organ, though!

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:05 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
I once took the hassle of having an EX-1 with two TX cabinets shipped from the USA to Germany. It was fully crated by the forwarding company, weighed in at half a ton, *and* it was shipped in a 40' container -- it was a nightmare. Much to my amazement, the instrument survived that massive journey, and as far as I know, it is still in use today.

The EX-1 and EX-2 are wonderful pieces of art and gorgeous to look at -- the EX-2 is considerably more rare (so I´ve been told), there was one for sale a while ago, priced at roughly 1,500 US$ (with TX cabinet included). I´d reckon something around 2,500 to 3,500 US$ for the EX-1 seems to be realistic but not really likely -- after all, it´s a massive piece of furniture, and only a few people actually want to own something like that (which is a shame as I´d love one of these if I had a spare room for it -- and the TX cabinets are awesome as well).

If you´re looking for a quick (and probably less profitable) sale, you might want to put it up for auction on eBay at a low starting bid. If you want to make sure it will find a good home, try Peter Forrest´s VEMIA auction first (there was an EX-42 up for sale earlier this year).

Stephen

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:09 am
by Rafow812
Thanks for the info/advice. It is very helpfull.

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:34 am
by ffeeuull
I am interested and I am in montreal.
Please contact me at ffeeuull@hotmail.com
thanks

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:47 pm
by V301H
Definitely a cool instrument if you have the means to keep and care for it. Right now, for sale here in New Jersey is the FM version of this monster, the FX-1:

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/4760765025.html

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:56 pm
by plikestechno
Provided that everything is working...

With one tone cabinet, if you can find a local buyer willing to give you 1500-2k I would take it. Will be hard to get more. Most Electone's are given away but obviously these are a bit more special.

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:31 pm
by LLOYDINATOR
Are you still selling? I'm interested and in Montreal.

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:28 pm
by grunderone
I found this thread from way back I know its not likely available but just thought to ask if your EX-1 was available thank you- Paul :D

Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:12 pm
by emblitz
My family has a mint condition Electone Ex-1. We would consider selling it to the right buyer. If there are any interested parties please pm me, I'm happy to answer questions in pertaining to a sale.

Location: Ontario, Canada.
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Re: Selling Yamaha Electone EX-1

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:10 am
by VintageSoundLab
emblitz: Please PM me. Very interested in the EX1.