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Hammond Electric Organ Model B3

Made by: Hammond Organ Company

20th Century

North America


Patented in 1934 and intended as a replacement for the church organ, the Hammond Organ found its niche in gospel and popular music as early as the 1940s. Popularized by jazz greats Jimmy Smith, Booker T. Jones and Minnesota’s “Brother” Jack McDuff, it produces a wide variety of sounds through its unique 91 tone-wheels driven by a synchronous motor. Artists including the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, and Bob Dylan helped cement the Hammond’s iconic status.

Donated by Scott LeGere, 2020

Contains original Hammond Organ Company vacuum tubes
5 octave, 61 key manuals
Leslie Speak control add-on