Hammonds I Have Owned
Here are some old pictures I collected in the 1990s of organs I owned back then, or had seen around. The photos pre-date digital cameras and are (often bad) scans of prints.
An A100 in a Rosewood finish. Only one ever made in the UK according to the ex-Hammond dealer who remembered doing the finish.
A C3/122 setup I owned in the early 1990s. Had a removable wheel base. Sold it all to some band when I moved to London and had no space for it.
Another C3 in a dealer's shop.
A C3 that came out of an Icerink.
An A100 in light walnut I owned for a while in the early 1990s, complete with Hammond brochure. Lovely finish, but was a US model, so without a frequency convertor (which I didn't have) it ran flat in the UK. Sold to a guy in Italy.
An A100 I owned for 20 years, photo taken when a student many years ago. Excuse the mess.
Yet another A100 in a dealers shop.
A BC in a very dark finish I'd have loved to have owned but couldn't afford ...
An E100. I used to say 'don't buy one of these', but I got so much hassle for it, I won't anymore.
An M102A I used to own. The 'A' tag meant that it had some extra percussion and pedal sustain features added in shop. Sold it to a studio.
My first ever Hammond, an L100 (shown here with a 125 Leslie), bought in 1993. Sold to a RHUL lecturer in Ireland.
Some Leslies I used to own. Left to right, there's a 145, a PR40 (back of) and a 770.
An S100 Chord Organ found in a jumble sale. I passed it up.
My first attempt at a portable organ. Built the case from mahogany, with a variety of innards. Sounds OK, but not really there yet.
My second flightcased job. I sold it unfinished.
A back view of a PR40. Sold to a man from Comet.
Very breifly I had a T200 which someone had split, but they'd done an unusually good job of it, see top and bottom.
You can see details of my last chopped Hammond attempt here, before I gave up and bought a Roland VK7 in 1996.