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    Hammond Blue book

    You've probably seen this copy of the Hammond catalogue and price list:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/13570059/Hammond-Organ-Models

    I've just found an alternative site with a cleaned up version, text as type rather than scanned:
    http://www.musifix.nl/Web-data/Broch...dCatalogue.pdf

    It's best to right click and Save As... rather than try opening it in the browser.

    The other one has higher res pictures however....
    -1958 Hofner 550 archtop acoutic guitar -1959 C3 and PR40- -1964 Busillachio Harmonium- -1964 M101-
    -1967ish Leslie 122- -1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)-
    -DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout-
    -1980 Electrokey Electric Piano- -Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)-
    -1990 Jansen GMF150 amp- -1992 Korg 01W/fd- -1992 G&L S-500 geetar.

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    Very cool! That, combined with this inflation calculator, let's you know how much your Hammond would be worth if it maintained value from the day it was first sold! Too bad for other factors, eh?

    My M2 and M111 would together be worth 20 grand! Instead I'd be lucky for a few hundred. I guess that means I'll just have to hold on to em =D

    Either way, still fun to see the original costs. Thanks Brendon!
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    It IS cool!
    The first link, the one on Scribd, dates the book as 1970 if I recall aright.
    The values of the organs still in production at the time were current values while the "out of print" organs had the value they were last sold at, which makes the solid state amped organs look priced way higher than the tube organs!

    Actually, I think if you look at the T series and compare them with the L100 and M100 (which I can't remember if they were still in production or dropped only a few years before) they actually WERE more expensive.
    Perhaps transistor amps and the new LSI tech were more expensive to produce at the time, being newer.
    The book is FULL of irony!
    -1958 Hofner 550 archtop acoutic guitar -1959 C3 and PR40- -1964 Busillachio Harmonium- -1964 M101-
    -1967ish Leslie 122- -1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)-
    -DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout-
    -1980 Electrokey Electric Piano- -Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)-
    -1990 Jansen GMF150 amp- -1992 Korg 01W/fd- -1992 G&L S-500 geetar.

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    I would agree with the 1970 estimate, certainly not before 1969(uh, I was there). I don't remember when the "T" became 400, but models were coming out fast and furious during that time. This is an accurate a listing as can be found for the era, and it should really be a "sticky" as the copyrights are long expired, and would answer many repeat questions we get.
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    I can't recall the UK prices of the M100's, but I can tell you that the T's were always more expensive than the L's over here. By the time we got to the T500 in mid 1973, I can remember the sticker prices - I had to write them out. L100 - £848, T500 - £1136 (or maybe (£1163!). I got mine at trade as I worked for the shop!
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    Traditionally a new Hammond B-3 was around the same price as a new Buick LaSabre.

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    Hi Guys,
    I came across this old Hammond Price list (2 pdf files attached) the other day, which was still on my desk, so I thought I would scan it in for your information. I remember when the T500 was launched. At the time I was a ‘Saturday Boy’ for the local dealer and a big Hammond show was arranged with an organist I am sure Andy will remember, Stanley King. Just before the show was about to start, one of the staff plugged a 710 Leslie in the wrong way, forcing the plug into the socket the wrong way. There was a big bang as 240 volt mains was put across the speaker input of the T500. The show was delayed whilst a new T500 was brought to the venue.
    Thanks for the link to the Hammond Blue Book, I had not seen that copy before.
    Malcolm

    Hammond Organ price list 1973 pt 2.pdfHammond Organ price list 1973 pt 1.pdf
    Hammond X66, Hammond HX100, Hammond A100, Rodgers Marquee 327, Roland Atelier AT90R.

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    What a cool document, Malk!
    Is it archived here or on a private hosting site? I reckon the Admin wouldn't mind having these in the gallery.

    As to stickies, what do you think? It could go in the Useful Hammond Links sticky, perhaps...
    Or should a copy of the manual be stored in the OF archive?
    I've got both versions on my PC, the Scribd one is most generic being just a scan (and larger as a result) but I could remove the blue title page and post it here..? I'll ask admin if we decide to put it here, the size could be an issue.
    -1958 Hofner 550 archtop acoutic guitar -1959 C3 and PR40- -1964 Busillachio Harmonium- -1964 M101-
    -1967ish Leslie 122- -1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)-
    -DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout-
    -1980 Electrokey Electric Piano- -Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)-
    -1990 Jansen GMF150 amp- -1992 Korg 01W/fd- -1992 G&L S-500 geetar.

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    Hi Brendon,
    That price list is not hosted anywhere, only scanned it in for you guys last night. In my Hammond memorabilia I have other price lists and photo’s etc. I found another price list produced in 1978, pdf attached. This lists all the models from 1963 – 1978 from Hammond Organs UK Ltd.
    Malk
    Hammond Organ price list 1978_00000.pdf
    Hammond X66, Hammond HX100, Hammond A100, Rodgers Marquee 327, Roland Atelier AT90R.

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