Moog Cordovox CDX Organ 1975

The Moog Satellite was designed to be an organ player’s synth. It was manufactured by the Thomas Organ Company, who paid a large royalty to be allowed to manufacture the Satellite for Moog. In return they were allowed to incorporate the Satellite into their organs. Thomas Organ Company also, along with Cordovox, designed the Moog CDX.

The Moog CDX is basically a Cordovox organ with a built in Satellite monosynth. It is the only organ product that bears the Moog name prominently across the front. Somewhat rare in the US, they seem to be in plentiful supply in parts of Europe.
CDX-0652

A dual-manual combo organ with a Moog Satellite grafted onto it. I understand that the Satellite had a very thin sound, nothing like the MiniMoog. It had only a single oscillator and several preset sounds, similar to other semi-preset synths like the Arp Pro Soloist and the Roland SH-2000.

Thomas bought the rights to the Satellite from Moog. The CDX-0652 was designed by Thomas in cooperation with Cordovox. A Thomas version of the Satellite (the “Synthi 1055) and the CDX-0652 were both manufactured by EME, the same outfit that made most Italian Vox organs. Thomas also marketed the Satellite under the “Orbit” name on some of their home organs.

The synthesizer voices play only on the upper manual, organ voices play on both. Organ and synth voices may be played simultaneously on the upper manual. It includes a batch of 9 preset synthesizer voices that don’t appear on a Satellite. Unlike the 0642, this one seems to have all of the organ features (many of which seem identical to the 0642) available on both keyboards.

Controls:

Top Panel:

* Tab: Moog On/Off
* Buttons: Piano, Sax, Guitar, Flute, Banjo, Clarinet, String, Trumpet, Horn, Preset
* *Tabs 1: Octaves: 1 & 2 Modulation: Rep, Sine/Square, Vib, Trem
* *Tabs 2: Glide, Sust
* *Tabs 3: Brass: Mute, Open Reed: Thin, Hollow, Full, Bright
* *Tabs 4: String: Bow, Pluck Strike, Pick Bell, Lunar

Left of Upper Keyboard:

* Knob: Tuning
* Black Sliders: Flute Voices: 16′, 8′, 5-1’3, 4′, 2-2’3, 2′ Mixture, Volume Lower, Volume Upper
* *White Sliders: Filter: Contour, Color, Emphasis Modulation: Rate, Depth Glide, Volume

Left of Lower Keyboard:

* Buttons: Coupler, Sustain, Bass
* Sliders: Bass Min/Max, Guitar Bass, Vibrato Depth

Right of Lower Keyboard:

* Buttons: Percuss, Repeat, Mono
* Sliders: 8′, 4′, 2-2/3′, 2′, Decay Short/Long, Repeat Rate Slow/Fast””

Via THIS AUCTION

89 Keyless Gavioli Replica Band Organ

Built by Master Craftsman Ken Smith.

“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.”

Via THIS AUCTION

For A Piddling $80,000.00!


PINK HAMMOND C3? Yup.

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 auction HERE. 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.”


Thomas Floridian Classic

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.

Mmmmaybe.

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.”

Technics PCM Sound EX5L Organ

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!

Today we have this Gothic beauty:

The Technics PCM Sound EX5L

via this AUCTION

Dirt cheap opening with a 95.00 bid out of Colorado Springs.


Baldwin Microcomputer Orchestra

It’s the 1970’s.  Just the word ‘computer’ sends society into a fantasia of Kubrik-ian proportions.  So it comes as no surprise that everything that could be even remotely identified as being a computer would have the term tacked on the product.  Enter this mystery:

Baldwin Microcomputer Orchestra

The pictures are nice, but the enigma remains…

It has a preset called … wait for it… Fantomfingers!

Via this AUCTION P.U.O. in Scottsdale, AZ (whaaa?  Another Arizona Organ!?!?)