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  • Value of Conn Delux Theater Organ Model 645- moving, need to sell

    I'd like to know the value of a 1966 Conn Delux Theater Organ Model 645. Finish 013, Style 01, Type 002, 115 volts, 60 cycles, 420 watts, Max line power to speaker 6 Amps

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    I missed this thread or I'd have replied sooner.

    The 645 is a rare one, mainly because it's over 50 years old, but it's the only 2 manual Conn Theatre organ with a 32 note pedalboard. But rarity alone doesn't increase any value. Your potential buyers are:

    1) a newbie church organist wanting an inexpensive practice organ
    2) an enthusiast who loves his old instruments (there are just a handful of those these days)
    3) an organist who just wants the console to drive a 'software' organ

    All three groups know that the electronics in a 1966 organ are going to want a heck of a lot of work to get it back to proper, safe working order. Those in group 3 probably don't care because they're most likely going to gut the organ and throw the insides away. And all three know just how low market values are. So maybe $100-200, if you're lucky.

    I'd like to think that someone in group 2 would snap it up and bring what was a lovely sounding organ back to its former glory, but your most likely buyer is in group 3.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by andyg View Post
      So maybe $100-200, if you're lucky.

      I'd like to think that someone in group 2 would snap it up and bring what was a lovely sounding organ back to its former glory, but your most likely buyer is in group 3.
      To add insult to injury, your location can also make a difference in price. Certain countries, and areas of each country may have a higher demand than others.

      Michael
      Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
      • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
      • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
      • 11 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 7 Pianos

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