Hammond C3 with Leslie 147 for sale

The Hammond C3, just like its B3 brother, is real legend. This particular C3 from 1958 in pristine condition. The outside looks very good, althought its got some small blemishes on the wood next to the keyboards.  There’s some rock and roll history here as this C3 wason tour with the band Trace in the 70ies (Rick and Pierre van der Linden). The backpanel has been trimmed down and the fallboard and music rack are missing. This gives the organ a slim appearance. Technically it’s perfect and totally rebuilt. It’s also got a spring reverb. Along with the included Leslie 147 it’s a real killer-combo!

Hammond and Leslie are both fully rebuilt for around €3.000,- and are technically as good as new. Besides making both organ and Leslie fully fuctional, the following has been done to guarantee a perfection functioning combo:

Hammond C3
– Cleaning drawbarcontacts, to make them work smooth without unwanted noises.
– New tubes for AO28 preamp (more volume, brilliance and percussion bite and less noise and hum).
– Rebuild AO28 preamp (new electrolytic capacitors and some resistors and capacitors, this gives a bitter signal to noise ratio and a tighter low end)

–  New keyfelts, all white will be quiet again. The black keyfelts will be repositioned to make them as quiet as possible.
– Reduce sideway keyplay, to reduce all clik/clak noises when you play slides.
– New tonewheel generator capacitors, which restores the original eq curve and gives the organ its original brighter treble response back. This will make a huge difference.
– New vibrato line capcitors, which will restore the original vibrato curve and richness.
– Percussion volume and vibrato brilliance modification to balance different sound options.

Leslie 147
– Mechanical rebuild: All new rubber grommets, O-rings and rotor bearing. All moving parts will be disassembled, cleaned and lubed, which will make the Leslie operate quietly again and improve acceleration and deacceleration times.
– Complete rebuild 147 amp and crossover, including new tubes. This will minimize hum/noise and improve overal volume, bass response and brilliance. Rebuilding the crossover will restore the original 800Hz crossover frequency in the Leslie speaker. This will bring back definition in your sound and also save your treble driver.
– Installation solid state Trek II relay, which will make quiet speed switching possible. No moremechanical clicks or electronic pops.

Obviously the tonewheel generator has been oiled and everything will operate as it should. Percussion, vibrato, presets, pedals, all tonewheel, all drawbars, just what you’d expect from a real original Hammond tonewheel organ. Original bench and bass pedals are included as well.

This combo can be used on stage or in a studio right away without any hassle. Intend for (semi-) professional use! There’s a 6 month warranty included with purchase.

Price is €6.599,- 


Can be delivered in Netherlands/Germany/Belgium/Luzembourg and France for an additional fee. Other countries will be freight shipping. Contact us for a quote.

Vintage Instrument Service is thé shop to buy vintage electro mechanical keyboards. Lots of studio’s, music schools and keyboard players for bands like Birth of Joy, DeWolff, Candy Dulfer, Di-rect, Doe Maar, Fink, Guus Meeuwis, Jett Rebel, Lachy Doley, Pater Moeskroen, Rowwen Heze, Sven Hammond en The Kik alrready came here.