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Monday, May 19, 2008

The Official Organ Blue Book

Another great resource via Loscha.

"Heya Matrix;

[Update: scans moved here]
One of my proudest scans, ever. I bring you the Organ Blue Book from 1986. The "Update" was originally in the front of the book I had, but, I've put it into the back in Pt3, I felt the book had better flow. The update was sort of glued into the front, anyways.

Part One: 168 Pages; 12mb
Introduction, and everything up to, but not including, Hammond (ends in Gulbransen).
Used Organ Resale Values; Serves as a master index for the organs contained therein.

Part Two: 136 Pages 11mb
Opening page are some rough handwritten notes on a Hammond Timeline.
Starts with Hammond. Contains Leslie, ends with Technics.

Part Three: 150 pages; 9mb
Yamaha starts page 60. The EX1 and EX2 are listed. GX didn't rate a mention!
Starting Page 86 is the 'Valuation Guide for Used Organs'.

Page 120: The Update. This includes Lowery (some of which are Re-Badged JVC home keyboards).

This book is for "Serious Organs" Vox, do not rate a mention. Bontempi are in there, but, only their Spinet cabinet organs are in here. No cheap crappy combo organs. Farfisa misses out it's bravo and superbravo.

It's a good resource, but, looking through it is a bittersweet affair. The brands you love have all the pizzaz taken out of them. It's like that movie, The Straight Story. Sure, it's made by David Lynch, it has elements of his quirk sense of the absurd, but, it's still a Disney movie."

4 comments:

  1. HI~

    I can't download the PDF file.
    The links look something wrong.

    would u please re-attach again~

    I wanna see it so bad~

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  2. http://www.loscha.com/scans/

    The books moved to here, to unify the location of my documents. Thanks.

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  3. hello, just inscripted on google blogger to felicty you for the big job of scan.....incredible!

    Splendid book for organ lovers....

    thank's and thank's from

    brouno of "france"

    ps, if you know or have something more for the viscount "oklahoma deluxe" organ....tell me!

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  4. Hi there,
    nice source for organ lovers.

    Don`t you have something about Hammond Aurora Classic 246 172 by chance ?

    Thanks Michal

    michal(at)haufer.com

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