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Hammond organs
Hammond organ

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Posted by kluv42 at 8:56 pm (PDT) on Thu August 18, 2022   
The first Hammond was built in the late 30's, and eventually it ushered in the whole electronic organ era...  For many years, dozens of other companies got in on the act, making organs of many musical styles, from full-on attempts to recreate the sound of the theatre pipe organ to Hammond clones to organs that were closer to the sound of synthesisers than traditional organ sound.  

I had a 1969 Baldwin two-manual, 32 pedal organ, bought used by my parents when it was maybe an 8 year-old model. 

Baldwin Organ

Only a couple companies are left in the USA making electronic theatre organs, and they are expensive limited-edition models for those with a whole lot of money and (hopefully) some serious musical chops.   I know Allen Organ Company is still making new ones, I don't know whether anyone else is making any in this expensive category.

Other companies that made organs included Baldwin, Rodgers, Lowrey, Wurlitzer, Conn, Kimball, Kawai, and Yamaha.  Yamaha may still be making them, but there is almost no call for that company to export them here...  Hardly any market for home organs anymore (sadly).
Posted by freddo30 at 6:18 pm (PDT) on Tue April 5, 2016   
Fun with a Leslie amp

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