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Up for your consideration is an exceptional example of an early model Hammond Organ model A100 organ with Leslie speaker model 45 2-speed. This Hammond organ and Leslie came from the estate of a collector and one would be hard pressed to find a more pristine unit that's integrity has been preserved to this extent. There is no question that the secret is out. We all know that A100s are the same organ as a B3 or C3 in a different "home style" cabinet. In fact, there is a saying from a famous jazz organist who said "the best B3s are A100s" because they did not take the commercial abuse that B3s and C3s did and were often stored in a living room with little to no use.

As for this particular A100 it is a circa 1958 which means it has wax capacitors on the tone wheel generator which produces extremely warm tones. Also has a necklace reverb unit which was found only on the sought after early model organs. Every feature of this organ including the chorus, vibrato, and percussion are functioning flawlessly down to the oil wicks to the start and run motors which are also in tact. Keycombs and felts are in great condition which will provide decades of noiseless operation of the manuals. Speaking of the manuals, these are obviously pre-foam era manuals which is crucial when purchasing a vintage Hammond organ. If you are unfamiliar with the foam issue in Hammond organs, do yourself a favor and research this. In a nutshell, later model Hammond Organs have a destructive foam in the manuals which will render the organ useless overtime and repair costs can exceed the value of the actual organ. This organ also has a beautifully crafted custom built back panel for installation in a church or any venue where the back of an A100 may be an eyesore.

The Leslie speaker model 45 is also in incredible condition. It has the original V21 treble driver in tact and the Jensen blue label PL15 which is sought after by collectors and players alike due to their heavy bass response. The Leslie has also been converted to the more desired two speed operation with the use of original motor stacks but can easily be converted back to single speed if so desired. It also has the plywood shelves, not the particleboard which are prone to swell, warp, and crumbling. The Leslie speed switch, main echo ensemble switch, and kit are all bran new and also work flawlessly.

This Hammond organ and Leslie speaker combo is a joint project between two seasoned Hammond Organ technicians and is located in the Tampa Bay Florida area. Delivery and installation in the southeastern United States is negotiable. You will not find a better example of a Hammond Organ and Leslie speaker then this one! The asking price is $4295 OBO. You can contact Nick at show contact info or Kerry at show contact info to schedule a demonstration or with any questions about this Hammond Organ and Leslie Speaker.
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