“This 89 Keyless Gavioli replica band organ, built by Ken Smith, is based on those organs built in the Black Forest of Germany by the Gavioli company. The keyscale is the 89 key G4 scale and playes folding cardboard music. The quality of construction and materials, is of the highest level. Research was done by careful examination of antique instruments and making drawings from these. Ken was a highly skilled machinist, and the organ reflects his abilities.
In addition to all of the hand made organ pipes, valve chests, and other components, the organ has an elaborate hand carved facade with two figures and a conductor. The organ, as shown in the first photo, is 13 feet wide, 7-1/2 feet tall, and has a depth of 4 feet. There are 402 pipes and over 2,500 meters of music including many classical and popular tunes. Organ is in top playing condition.
This organ has appeared at many MBSI, AMICA, COAA and ABOA organ rallies for more than 20 years.
Organ is located in the Columbus, Ohio area. Buyer must provide all shipping arangements.”
If you’ve noticed, I rarely update this page. Part of the reason is the non-stop deluge of comments from people making demands, trying to buy things that I’ve made pretty clear aren’t mine, and people trying to sell organs – which I can safely say are 99% scams. Well, congratulations dumbasses – no more comments. I am DONE with your laziness in finding out about things like:
A) Where you are.
B) What the purpose of the place you are is.
C) What a blog is.
Half of you people seem to think I’m running a store, even though it says RIGHT UNDER THE TITLE
“No. I don’t own them. Stop asking!”
And you run your mouth at me making demands like “I need this manual. I will pay five dollars. I need you to get it here by Friday.” without even checking to see if I have the manual in question or if you’re actually in a store!
And then there are you sad, sad old folks who are all to willing to give up your personal info, credit card numbers and all to a total stranger you’ve never even seen in hopes of getting the organ pictured.
Enough. I warned you months ago, but nothing has changed. You’ve just about killed what joy I had in doing this blog. When I get an email saying that a new comment awaits my moderation, I literally GROAN. I really wanted to just have a blog where people came and drooled over crazy organs, maybe talked about their experiences and shared videos etc. There have been a few of you that did just that. To you I say thank you and also I’m sorry. You were who I had in mind when I started this, unfortunately there are many more Archie Bunkersout there, ruining it for the rest of us.
Easily one of the coolest organs ever. Auction HERE. Ends on 2/25/10.
“Here’s a rare piece: a 1968 Kustom J-1295 Kombo organ. This piece is a real monster, “tuck-and-fold” silver ( white ) Naugahyde from the “Zodiac” series, four C12N Jensen special design speakers, K200A amp , K200 preamp for other instruments , and a lot more.This organ will need some work primarily on the preamp which I can’t seem to get a signal through,some humming, Naugahyde ripped on the bottom, and the volume pedal pot will need some cleaning. All of the tabs and controls function well and the amp is loud. Organ comes with its original cover. I believe this is a first year Kustom Kombo organ and a pretty funky unit at that. This baby weights about 200 lbs so it’ll have to be picked up or freighted, so please read my item description.”
Holy Crap. It’s takes either a wacky old lady of the Boldest Dandy on Earth to make this work – with a matching Leslie! Find The auctionHERE. Ends on 2/26/10!
“Now here is a color you don’t find a Hammond C3 in everyday. Pretty in pink- perfect for Mother’s day or for your daughter or for anyone who likes PINK. The organ works really well, the finish is a bit wore but looks good if you like PINK. The price is so good on this one that you can afford to have it refinished if pink isn’t your thing ….Maybe a nice black semi gloss or something. Also matches in a church with purple carpet.
Pink haired boy not included.
The organ has had a bussbar lube job, new felts in the keyboards and pedal switch assembly and is ready to go. Because of the special pricing this organ is sold AS-IS.
Delivery to a church, school or business address, 48 states is $350. Residential delivery is more complicated and more expensive. It is always best to find a local company (music store, 2 men and a truck, etc) to accept delivery of the organ and bring it out to your house than what we can arrange. Organ ships on a space-available basis with Keyboard Carriage, blanket wrapped. Shipping may take place between one to two weeks from receipt of payment, depending on the shipping company schedule.
Within 100miles we’ll deliver free, within 500 miles we can deliver the organ for $350 within a few days and residential delivery is ok by us when we are doing the delivery ourselves within 500 miles. Overseas shipping door to door around $1000-1300, crating $300, Conversion to 50Hz power is also $300.”
Whatta Beaut! Pretty cheap for what it is and, get this, they’ll actually SHIP IT IN THE CONTINENTAL US. Can you even believe that? Here’s the description.
“Here with a Thomas Floridian home organ for your pleasure…unit is used and has all discs and software and will sell with all that you see…this instrument resembles the Wersi Floridian and if it didn’t have the Thomas name on it I would have thought it to be one…the features are identical…in both sound and appearance…the keys are yellowed a comment to the series but in perfect working condition…due in no small part to the logistics of this sale the winner may live outside of Florida and we have a great many ways to ship it to you…”LOWER 48 STATES ONLY PLEASE”…I can only list it with a local pick up as I cannot calculate the charges until the winner is determined…this unit will be priced to see to the needs of my many old and new music enthusiasts.”
The auction is here and ends on 2/22/10 (though I have a feeling it will get relisted.
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.”
Well, I’ve escaped the Computer Organ Terror War with nothing but mental scars. Sorry for the absence, but I mean, you all had to deal with it, too. I was truly sure that the Computer Organ High Command were going assimilate the last B-3 on Earth with a VSTi compatible USB port for online editing. Who could have seen that playing Liberace would destroy the Computer Organ Uprising? I would have guessed “Switched On Bach” or something else synthesizery that would have made the Computer Organs feel inadequate. Instead, it was their lack of purity. Hmmmm… I’m not sure I like that moral.
OUR SAVIOUR FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!
Anyway, I’m back, for now. Due to the unspeakable horror of the past few months – people are dumping their organs like never before!