The Worlds Most Expensive Hammond?

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At almost any single period during the years 1970-1985 there were over 45 brands of new electronic organs on the UK market: Between them they managed to produce, 183 models under £1000, 137 models between £1000 & £2000 and 201 models over £2000+

The Worlds Most Expensive Hammond?

Postby Mike Bracchi » 18 Apr 2014 23:29

Could this possibly be the worlds most expensive Hammond organ ....

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Hammond 9128M (Dolphin Series) ... $35,200 (£21,000) :shock:

Last year a Hammond Dolphin changed hands for this wopping sum - so why did this 'bog standard' ic generator Hammond organ fetch so much wonga :?:
It was a gift given to the previous owner (seller) by Elvis Presley from Graceland back in 1977 :D

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Elvis Remains Music To Dentist's Ear
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The Dolphin series consisted of many variants each given a four digit model number starting with a 9*** ... the production period of the 9000 series was between 1973-1978.

The Dolphin series was a mediocre range at best, it was manufactured in various geographical locations including, Canada, United States, Belgium, London & Japan ... Japanese built instruments proved to be the most reliable - they were manufactured by Nihon Hammond.

Quite what Elvis was doing with a Hammond Dolphin I can't imagine, but for what ever reason, it makes a great story :wink:

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Re: The Worlds Most Expensive Hammond?

Postby Brian007 » 19 Apr 2014 07:34

So does that mean that we wont find any of those in the British heart foundation charity shops anymore ?
Hard to tell if its an investment or a treasure for the new owner, would be a pity if it didn't get played again
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Re: The Worlds Most Expensive Hammond?

Postby Mike Bracchi » 14 Sep 2014 00:04

Brian007 wrote:So does that mean that we wont find any of those in the British heart foundation charity shops anymore ?
Hard to tell if its an investment or a treasure for the new owner, would be a pity if it didn't get played again
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Ha ha ...

The charity shops around here stopped taking organs several years ago ... BHF & YMCA in Tunbridge Wells were overun with old yammies, howards and farfisas ... people use to just dump them on the door step during the early hours before the shop staff arrived :lol: :lol:

The odd few smaller charity shops still take them ... but like most commercial organizations these days ... charity shops have jumped onto the 'greed' bandwagon, they are now asking ridiculous amounts of money for what is basically ... a load of old tat :(
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Re: The Worlds Most Expensive Hammond?

Postby Guest » 22 Feb 2017 23:14

Yes, I still get emails from them asking me for a valuation. None are pleased when I tell them the facts of life, and then they list it on ebay for a stupid value.
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