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Orla GT1600 rebranded as Hammond XJ-100

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  • Orla GT1600 rebranded as Hammond XJ-100

    Owned Philips Philicorda, Viscount Fair Lady and Cabaret de Luxe, Hohner Virtuos, Yamaha electone c-605. Now playing Hammond Aurora Classic, Technics GA3 and Roland G-800.

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      As was often the case, it an American (OK Japanese-American in this case) manufacturer needing a lower cost instrument, so off they went to Orla this time to get something off the peg. Orla had, of course, at one point been suppliers of the lower end of the Lowrey range. Orla also made an XL. Hammond were really into recycling the old model letters, but I think they could possibly have avoided J, with memories of those instruments!
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        Never knew of that one most interesting and unexpected. Makes you wonder what possibilities could be up for a new Lowrey doesn't it.
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