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ID:	608437In my church, there is a Conn organ of unknown model/type, as no markings are present. I enclose a couple of pictures here, and ask you if you know anything about this organ's model/type. What can it be worth? It is in working condition, but some service may be needed, as sometimes it is not at 100%...

  • #2

    Likely a 716 Artist. Would have been in production from the mid to late 70s.



    • #3
      Thanks alot :)


      • #4
        Also look under the lower manual keyboard just above where your knees would be and there should be a small copperish/brass tag with model/type/serial number on it


        • #5
          This is one of the best electronic analog organs that can be used for church. I hope it is all working properly and necessary repairs are kept up.

          Please let us know when you find the model number.

          Baldwin Church Organ Model 48C
          Baldwin Spinet 58R
          Lowrey Spinet SCL
          Wurlitzer 4100A
          Crown Pump Organ by Geo. P. Bent, Chicago, Illinois

          Organs I hope to obtain in the future:

          Conn Tube Minuet or Caprice even a transistor Caprice with the color coded tabs
          Gulbransen H3 or G3, or V.
          Wurlitzer 44, 4410, 4420, ES Reed Models, 4300, 4500, Transistor Models


          • #6
            Conn traditionally placed their model-serial tags squarely in the center of the top back rail. They used a metal plate that was close in color to the wood on which it is mounted, so is frequently overlooked. Take your flashlight along and you should find it.

            . . . Jan
            the OrganGrinder
            (serviced Conns since 1954)


            • #7
              Small Rocker switches and clear glass music stand...would that put in the year of 1977-79 Jan??


              • #8
                Before requiring service, the organist should spend some concentrated time playing the instrument. Most older Conn organs suffer more from lack of playing than true expired parts. The organ is somewhat self cleaning as well and consistent "practice" sessions will improve the performance of the instrument alot. The keyboards are mounted on hinge pins that are easy to open. So if eventually you decide to use someone to service the instrument be sure to read through our sites cleaning information carefully. The wrong products used as cleaner can make the organ worse. You'll note while reviewing previous contributions that some of our members have completely replaced the contact "buss" bars. I agree (having owned a 720 artist and now 3 theater Conn's) that what you have is a real treasure and could provide lovely accompaniment and voluntaries for many years to come with proper care.


                • #9
                  Thanks for the massive response, you guys are great:) I'm situated in Norway, in a small town on the west coast, and there are few people in Norway who cares for and repairs old church organs. The congregation are contemplating to throw out this nice organ for a Roland C200, as the organists who plays the Conn complains about the organs reliability. Of course, if you play in a funeral service or similar, you would like to be able to trust on the instrument to play clean and trouble free. I see the value in this organ, and will not sit still and look at that it is thrown out as trash, so I am trying to get as much information as possible on the organ, and possibly finding a new home for it (mine is to small, and I cannot play it), where it can be played on and cared for. It is a terrible waste if it ends up tipped on a junk yard.