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Hammond A-100 Vintage Organ

Per Day : $330
Per Week: $990

A-100 - best in its class! "The best B-3's are A-100's" - now what does this statement mean? It points to the fact that a Hammond A-100 organ is in fact the exact same organ as the legendary B-3, and then some. As many may know, the A-100 is the home version of the B-3/C-3 organs. The cabinets of the A-100 models were all, with one exception, tailored for home use: No locking top, built-in speakers and reverb, and a wider selection of wood finishes and stylings. Today, the A-100 series organs have become increasingly sought after because they are generally well kept and less played than B/C-3 organs previously owned by churches or professional musicians. Also, the slimmer profile of the A-100 cabinet (especially the 'plain Jane' A-100 model) is prefered over the B-style cabinet for taking on the road.

The first A-100 organs were produced in 1959. They had the necklace type reverb as found in contemporary Hammond Tone Cabinets. The A-100 was the first tonewheel console with built-in reverb. In the early 60's a few more models of the A-100 theme were issued, the French Provincial A-102 and the spiffy 'Contemporary' A-101. Also, the C-3 cabinet was adapted to contain the A-100 speaker system, creating model A-105 (complete with a locking top). In late 1964 the last two models, the A-122 in Patina Walnut and the the Early American A-143, were issued and in 1965 the A-100 series was discontinued. However, the A-105 remained in production until the very last tonewheel organs were made in the mid 70's. Since the A-105 was still around after 1965, the special parts needed to make it - i.e. the speakers, power amplifier etc. - were too, so regular A-100 organs were actually being produced well into the 70's in the U.K., Belgium and Germany.

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