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  • Kawai SR 3 or 4 Electronic Organ

    Hello! I have inherited this organ but I do not play or have room for it. I do not know if it is SR 3 or 4. That is what the manual says. I was wondering what price range this model would be in if anyone could give me an educated guess. I do not know anything about instruments!

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum.

    Value: nil

    HTH.

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    • #3
      If you can find someone who wants it then might get something for it, location matters and condition.

      Date from late 80s so now getting on a bit but they are a nice organ, just lot more organs for sale than buyers who want them, so buyers can be selective on what they buy and what they pay.

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      • #4
        Nice organ indeed. One of my 'babies' when I was with Kawai back in the 80s. Check IN the book, there should be layout diagrams for both and you'll soon see which one you have. But it won't make any difference to the value. Market value is realistically zero, so if you can get a few £ or $, then great. In the UK, try £30. In the US, try $50. But be prepared to give it away - if you can find a taker, as there are lots out there for potential buyers.
        It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

        New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

        Current instruments: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition, Yamaha Genos, Yamaha PSR-S970, Kawai K1m
        Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond L122, T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball Temptation.
        Retired Leslies, 147, 145 x 2, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.
        Retired synths: Korg 700, Roland SH1000, Jen Superstringer, Kawai S100F, Kawai S100P, Kawai K1

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        • #5
          Thank you for the help! I may try to hang on to it a little longer then.

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          • #6
            You might enjoy learning to play it.

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            • #7
              Dear andyg. I acquired the Kawai SR4 today and according to what I read in this forum I got badly ripped off. On top of that none of the D, F# or A# notes on it work. Do you have any suggestions on how I could fix this? I read in a different forum that blowing dirt out of the contacts can sometimes remedy the problem but the same three notes in all octaves on both decks?

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              • #8
                Andy is the Kawai guru but if all those notes dont work is does point to something having failed in the organ to cause all those notes to stop working. Kawai organs are fairly reliable but they dont last forever sadly.

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                • #9
                  If none of those notes work anywhere on the organ, that sounds like a major failure on one of the boards, the one that generates and divides all the frequencies/notes. You could try unplugging, cleaning and reseating all the internal plug and socket connectors to see if that makes a difference.

                  If that doesn't work, then I'm afraid I can't suggest anything other than contacting the seller and trying to get your money back. The organ itself may be destined for land fill, though as one email I dealt with today shows, there are sometimes people out there who need spares; keys, pedals, switches, etc and they need donor instruments. You may be able to recoup some of the money by selling parts.
                  It's not what you play. It's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

                  New website now live - www.andrew-gilbert.com

                  Current instruments: Roland Atelier AT900 Platinum Edition, Yamaha Genos, Yamaha PSR-S970, Kawai K1m
                  Retired Organs: Lots! Kawai SR6 x 2, Hammond L122, T402, T500 x 2, X5. Conn Martinique and 652. Gulbransen 2102 Pacemaker. Kimball Temptation.
                  Retired Leslies, 147, 145 x 2, 760 x 2, 710, 415 x 2.
                  Retired synths: Korg 700, Roland SH1000, Jen Superstringer, Kawai S100F, Kawai S100P, Kawai K1

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