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  • So, what are they worth?

    So, apparently, there is no room for my 'toys'. But I'm sure that over the last 25+ years of my acquisitions their value has increased ... o-k - reality sets in - dropped. Like - a lot.
    So, here we go - can anyone comment on values - or even offers on the following:
    • 1961 C3 - Case is pretty darn good. A few nicks here and there - but all working. Includes bench and bass pedals. Home-made (ugly!) 122 switching control - but it works! (Can include a REAL 122 kit.) Two half-moons.
    • ??? L22R - Works great, and the finish is 7 or 8 out of 10. Some sun-fade on the top. But original except for the re-cap I did on the amp (I forget the specifics - but it's the diode version.)
    • 1972 (or close) B3 - lots of traffic on this forum here. It was an ugly chop. I had the lowers re-fabricated. Buss-bars lubed, some broken keys replaced, re-capped the AO-28, installed bass pedal switch that works. Includes bass-pedals, but no bench. Lubed the buss-bars. One hey sticks.. Wired for two 122s with M-E-E and tremolo half-moon switches.. Sounds Great!
    • ??? L122 FrankenLeslie - Probably was a single-speed, but has 122 amp and two-speed motors and new (?) Jensen driver. (Old one included, but it sounds awful.)
    These are in Toronto Ontario. Shipping? I can't imagine what that would entail - but my back wouldn't take much, so they are probably a pick-up deal.

    Please - offer me nothing so I can keep these pieces of history!

    But, I'm a geetar player - and totally insult these beauties if I hit the leys!





    1961 C2, 195? L22R, 1971 B3, ???? Franken-Leslie 122, 1963 Black-Face Twin, 1961 Strat,, 60? Harmony BobKat, 1978 LP Deluxe, Squire Jag Bass, Harmony Stella acoustic, funky Greek-classical, Yamaha acoustic, Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry, Yamaha Pacifica, two left feet, and an insatiable curiosity.

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    Not sure about prices in Canada, but here in the UK on the rare occasions that C3s and A100s appear on eBay they’re usually asking £2500-3000.
    You’re probably sitting on a nice few quid there!

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      They may ask those prices in the UK but don't usually get them! The store I used to work for sold an immaculate, and I really mean like new, fully refurbished A100 plus a similarly immaculate Leslie 145 just before the pandemic hit - £2800 for the pair was the asking price and we had to hold out for the buyer at that price. I've seen OK A100s and C-3s sell for rather less. But as always it's the price that the buyer is willing to pay that counts!

      C-3 and B-3 will have a decent value, the Ls less so.
      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 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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        Thanks for the replies. Yes - a valuable life lesson is that things are worth exactly what someone will pay for them.
        Anyway, converted to Canadian, those sound about right. I see very few sales on the Canadian eBay though, so it's hard to tell.
        You both talk about C3s and A100s - am I right that not that many B3s were imported into England?
        1961 C2, 195? L22R, 1971 B3, ???? Franken-Leslie 122, 1963 Black-Face Twin, 1961 Strat,, 60? Harmony BobKat, 1978 LP Deluxe, Squire Jag Bass, Harmony Stella acoustic, funky Greek-classical, Yamaha acoustic, Art & Lutherie Wild Cherry, Yamaha Pacifica, two left feet, and an insatiable curiosity.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TorontoBob View Post
          You both talk about C3s and A100s - am I right that not that many B3s were imported into England?
          I think that’s right yes. You don’t tend to see B3s so much over here. In fact, I’ve never even seen one in the flesh!

          A pretty rough looking A100 and 145 sold last week for £2150, and a nice looking 145 has just sold for £920. But like you say, whatever someone is willing to pay!

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