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Whoops, I did it again . . . . another new Hammond addition!


Meisenhower

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I know, I know. I said the last time that I was going to lay off looking for Hammonds, but this one appeared and met my conditions for checking it out.

 

This is a 1953/54 Model C2 with the Quatrefoil cabinet and smooth drawbars.

She showed up on Craigslist, just a few miles from home, in the right condition (granddad's living room for 50 years, but played daily and maintained annually, complete with records) as part of an pre-estate sale, sale and was in beautiful condition.

 

It also had a Leslie Model 122 with it (also in beautiful shape).

 

I check it out and this might be one of the most lush and beautiful sounding Hammond's I've ever heard (and sounds even richer than my 57 B3). I got her home, fired her up and she is now going to reside in the living room, and the Model BC/44W combo has been moved to the workshop (along with the Model D/31H) for the time being.

 

This organ needs nothing, except a dusting. I'm considering adding a Trek II percussion unit to her, but beyond that, she's staying "as is".

 

Oh yeah, the best part. $1000.00 for the C2 and 122, cash & carry!

 

I have to stop now, as 4 console Hammond's are at least two too many.

 

Here she is and her name is Ella.

 

 

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/raycooke/Hammond%20Model%20C2/DSCF1680.jpg

 

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/raycooke/Hammond%20Model%20C2/DSCF1685.jpg

 

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/raycooke/Hammond%20Model%20C2/DSCF1678.jpg

 

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/raycooke/Hammond%20Model%20C2/DSCF1682.jpg

 

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/raycooke/Hammond%20Model%20C2/DSCF1687.jpg

Yamaha C7 Grand, My Hammonds: '57 B3, '54 C2, '42 BC, '40 D, '05 XK3 Pro System, Kawai MP9000, Fender Rhodes Mk I 73, Yamaha CP33, Motif ES6, Nord Electro 2, Minimoog Voyager & Model D, Korg MS10
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Way Cool..........What are ya gonna Do? Get 1.5% on your money at the bank while the dollar de-values?

 

I say this is an excellent investment....and a great decision on your part....no stress dude! :thu:

 

I know exactly what you mean. I never think of them as "investments" but if they hold or go up in value over time, so much the better.

 

Unlike dollars in the bank, stocks, funds and other investments, I guess all I need to do with these babies are play them, oil them and keep them out of harms way. I think they'll only go up in time, and if they don't I still have something that can be used daily, make beautiful music and look good anyplace they live.

 

I still think I'm gonna keep my retirement accounts and not go on a wild Hammond collecting spree, as I'll have to buy a warehouse to hold them all!!!

:D:D:D

 

 

Yamaha C7 Grand, My Hammonds: '57 B3, '54 C2, '42 BC, '40 D, '05 XK3 Pro System, Kawai MP9000, Fender Rhodes Mk I 73, Yamaha CP33, Motif ES6, Nord Electro 2, Minimoog Voyager & Model D, Korg MS10
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So nice. :love:

 

Too bad it won't fit under my pillow.

 

Imagine the sweet dreams I could have.

 

My wife put a bar of soap under the sheets - something about helping with Restless Leg Syndrome.

 

I think I'd rather have the Hammond.

 

Yeah.

 

:snax:

 

 

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." - Victor Hugo
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please tell me how do you find out about estate sales!
They are frequently advertised in the newspaper classifieds, cragislist too I think

Yep. Also talk to funeral home directors. They usually know who checked out recently. :cool:

PD

 

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return."--E. Ahbez "Nature Boy"

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Congrats on the new baby...you got a hell of a deal! She's beautiful! Add Trek perc, and replace the stock 22K chorus mixing resistor (they stretch, and the chorus gets really thin. I prefer the later value of 12K here, or a pot) if you like, or enjoy as it...lovely organ! I love the C cabinets...

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She looks like my C2. Quadrafoil and smooth drawbars, from 1954 I think. The mid-50s consoles sound amazing. Lush and dark and beautiful.

 

You can hear my C2 on these Christmas tunes, specifically the first three. That's through a Leslie 21H.

 

I almost sold my C2 a week or two ago. I really need the cash but I also don't really want to sell her. Thankfully the buyer wanted something with internal speakers (I suggested an A100).

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BTW, the leslie cab in the picture is a shorty, not a tall 122 cab. If it has a 122 amp in it, that makes it a 142.
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I sort of thought that the cabinet looked a little short for a 122 when I first saw it, but the model number plate on the back clearly says 122. Odd, isn't it?

Yamaha C7 Grand, My Hammonds: '57 B3, '54 C2, '42 BC, '40 D, '05 XK3 Pro System, Kawai MP9000, Fender Rhodes Mk I 73, Yamaha CP33, Motif ES6, Nord Electro 2, Minimoog Voyager & Model D, Korg MS10
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Very nice, and a great deal! Congrats!

 

If I was the jealous type, you'd be tops on the list!

Yamaha C2, Yamaha MODX7, Hammond SK1, Hammond XK-5 Heritage Pro System, Korg Kronos 2 61, Yamaha CP4, Kurzweil PC4-7, Nord Stage 3 73, Nord Wave 2, QSC 8.2, Motion Sound KP 210S,  Key Largo, etc…yeah I have too much…

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