Lowery Spinet Festival Organ Model # NL-20.

HOLY CRAP! This is a GREAT deal!! 350.00 opening bid with a 550.00 Buy It Now via THIS auction!

“Offered for sale is a Lowery Spinet Festival Organ Model # NL-20. This piece was recently included with an Estate Purchase and looks to be in great condition. This is the Electronic Spinet and retailed for over $10,000.00 New. We are offering this item at well below retail and it still has many years of enjoyment left. This Organ was purchased NEW and used very little if at all. We have the Owners Manual and song book included as shown.

Some of the details are as follows: 4 preset registration buttons, LCD display. 2-44 note keyboards, 13-Bass Pedals, 2-Channel (Stereo) Sound System (2x40W), 2-6″x9″ Full Range Speakers, Rhythm Preset buttons, Music Chord System, Automatic Organ Computer, Upper & lower symphonic voices, bass voices, digital voices/upper voices, orchestral voices (upper & lower), solo voices (upper only). Effects: Vibra Trem, Dynamic Keying (On/Off), Celeste, Solo Portamento, Reverb Effect, Transpose, Chorus, Sustain. Dimensions: 42″ Wide, 25.25″ Deep, 39.75″ Tall, 146 pounds. Serial Number: NL20-109J3-75240 WALNUT 1993 Year Of Production. Bench is included in great condition as well.”

And check out this sad sign of the times – great incentive, though (if you live up the street).

“Choose the BUY IT NOW option and receive $50.00 Credit towards gasoline expense for pick-up at our location in Greencastle, PA. 17225. Shipping can be arranged for a fee by our truck. Pick-up at our location is preferred.”

Lowrey GX-325 Genius Organ

Relatively speaking, dirt cheap at a starting bid of 750 US in Chicago, Ill., it’s a Pee U Oh (pick up only, dummy) in this here auction.

And Party Pianist Mr. Robert Benson was kind enough to put up a lengthy mp3 demo of his Lowrey GX-325 Organ.

NO! NO! NO!

Not ROBBY Benson, star of one the films that freaked me out about drugs as a kid, 1977′s ‘Richie’.

NO! NO! NO!

Not Robert GUILLAUME, star of the late 70′s early 80′s sitcom ‘Benson’ and one Phantom of the Opera (an organ playing psychopath with a heart of gold).

I mean ROBERT BENSON – this guy:

Of course, the track makes me think of all the insane stuff I’d do with the GX-325. It would be terrifying.

THE LOWREY ROYALE SU500

From this auction

“Please note that this item is only available for local pickup from Naples FL. The winning bidder should bring enough resources and manpower to move this into the vehicle as the seller will not be able to assist in the moving process.

This auction is for a Lowrey Royale SU500 Organ in excellent condition. This organ is the ultimate in premium organs. It features a gorgeous traditional design with an array of modern features. Among the features is the Royale’s Digital Information Center Screen. This screen is the nerve center for everything that goes on with the organ.

Furthermore, the organ offers an incredible range of sounds and specifications with literally hundreds sub-settings for a myriad of combinations. The organ comes with the original Deluxe Bench complete with a drawer for the disks as well as another drawer for music books, headphones, etc.

Lowrey only made 175 of these organs and it has been retired making it incredibly desirable and harder to find especially in this condition. It was purchased in 2002 and as the photos show, was kept in impeccable condition. The retail price for this organ was $80,000 and is being listed at an incredible discount.

The organ’s dimensions are 54″ wide by 29.5″ deep by 54.5″ high including the music rack. With the exception of a white nick on the side (see photos), it is in excellent condition. For anyone looking for the traditional design of a classic organ with the wide-ranging potential that a modern organ offers, the Royale SU500 is perfect and this individual organ is a rare find at this price!”

Looks very similar to the Stardust and is a steal at 8,995.00.

And as you all know PICK UP ONLY!! hahaha!

THE LOWREY STARDUST

I thought I’d start with the most recent and completely insane, out of control organ I’ve seen lately, the Lowrey Stardust.  This from Starbird Music:

“This new flagship organ gives the player unbelievable sound quality and realism all housed in the most elegant cabinet. Steam bent woods and crafted curves means that you will be the envy of all your friends with this organ in your home. 

The Stardust features a large full COLOR touch LCD screen. This is immensely easy to read and makes the operation of the organ very easy.

ORGAN FEATURES

From the main screen you can choose from six-hundred song titles by choosing Song Setup. These song titles, conveniently laid out in set of four and alphabetically, set the organ up with suitable sounds and styles for the song title.

The rhythm styles of the Stardust are incomparable. We have many style including McSwing, Vegas Big Band, Epic Ballad, Parrot Buffet, Chipmunks, Aloha, Swing Band, Frank & The Count, Tabernacle Choir, Roses, plus many, many more. Press the style category button and you get the first style. There are then two variation buttons on the panel, which give the player two more styles. Press these two buttons together and a further five styles appear on the screen. This means that each category has eight styles in it which gives an amazing one-hundred and ninety-two styles.

The Alter Style and Drum Variation buttons adds further variation to every style. You can even revoice each style easily from the touch screen. These easy to use features means that there are virtually endless possibilities! Every style has eleven Rhythm Presets. These eleven sounds are perfectly suited to the style and are all perfectly balanced. This makes the Stardust an organ that both beginners and more advanced can use easily.

The styles are constantly varying with different musical phrases and riffs. This means that Lowrey styles will never bore you or your listeners! If you start your song with a major chord the introduction will be different to if you started with a minor chord. Incredible!

The Category Presets give you banks of ten sounds in a particular music style. Press Theatre and you will get ten theatre organ sounds, from lush tibias to a full organ sound with Post Horn. You can view the registrations on the screen and even change the sound by touching the apprpriate registration. Other banks selectable from the panel include Latin, Showtime & Big Band. Press the More button and you will get a further ten banks. This include Bells, Holidays, Sacred, Lush and Nostalgic all offering rich, sophisticated setups. In fact there are nearly three-thousand setups ready to use in the Stardust.

A brand new feature is the Equalizer. Pressing this button will show ten settings on the screen. Say we wanted the overall sound of the Stardust to be brighter. Press the Equalizer button, then touch the Brighter option from the screen. Mellow, Sparkle, Less Bass and many other settings can be easily chosen. This makes the Stardust are truly incredible sounding organ.

A pallet of over three-hundred sounds are to be found in the Stardust. If you want to craft your own registrations you can store up to fifty of these in the organ and then save them to the onboard floppy disk drive. The LCD screen can also be mirror to a television via the video output, great for sing-a-long evenings with friends. A music rest extender is featured which allows you to bring the music closer to you, whilst the padded bench with it’s leather-like finish has a pair of unique storage draws to keep all your music and disks safe.

What we have touched on here is merely a scratch on the surface of this amazing Lowrey organ. It has to be heard to be believed.”

Holy CRAP.  Frank & The Count.

Here’s one for a mere 28,000 dollars US on eBay

For that kind of cash, you’d think Stardust owners would flood Youtube with video’s hoping to get a record deal to begin to pay the damn thing off, but no.