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    First of all, I'd like to apologize if I am flooding this Hammond forum. It's just that I have so many questions to ask, and it seems like I get the right answer every time! If I need to be shut up, just tell me.....but just one more. Haha</p>

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    Now, I've been told and I've observed that Hammond M101's, and almost all Hammonds for that matter are wood stain. However, the currently broken M101 I have is painted black. It's hard to tell from the photos, but it is a really professional looking paint job. If the only thing unique from the organ was the paint job, I would probably just let it go and appreciate how cool it is, but this organ also has gold trimmings on the legs. I have searched M100 photos and I haven't seen that anywhere else. </p>

    Now, should I appreciate this as just an awesome find with some customizations made by the previous user, or is this something special produced by the Hammond factory. It's the fitted gold leg trim that makes me wonder because I feel like that would be something difficult for a buyer to have installed. I would be really interested in knowing because if this was by chance a special edition type of thing I would treat it much differently than just another broken organ. But an awesome organ either way!
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    Thanks in advance!</p>

    David</p>

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    M-101 in full(those are just screws sitting behind the stand):</p>

    http://s298.photobucket.com/albums/mm250/DavidEugeneH/?action=view&amp;current=P1010498.jpg</p>

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    One of the legs which looks gold, but probably brass or something:
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    http://s298.photobucket.com/albums/mm250/DavidEugeneH/?action=view&amp;current=P1010499.jpg</p>

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    Re: A Question of Hammond Appearance

    The leg caps don't show up on any factory version I've seen. I have seen them repaired that way. The paint does look very well done but I would have gone a step further and changed the speaker fabric as well.

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      I've seen that sort of leg on other organs, so maybe they've been swapped. Or maybe the guy that did the black paint was just darned good at what he did and added the metal trim himself.</P>


      Andy</P>
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        That's definately gold foil. You can get it in small amounts at Arts and Crafts stores such as Joanne Fabrics, Michael's or A. C. Moore. It's rubbed on, and the repairman (or woman) did a good job. They had some sense of style. I have the same legs on my M101, but mines mahogany, and there's no gold foil.</P>


        I wouldn't change the speaker cloth. You can't really tell in the picture but it isprobably a bicolor bronze and gold pattern, with brass beading along the edges. It works well with the black and gold.</P>


        I can't figure out where the legs detach, if anybody can point it out. I'm moving in two weeks and I want to make sure the legs aren't broken when we move the organ.</P>

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