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RMI Explorer Organ 1968

New Price$4,660.47CAD
+ $399.47CAD Shipping
Listing Sold
Listed:3 years ago
Sold By
Knobs Electronics
Vancouver, Canada
Joined Reverb

Extremely rare and unusual combo organ made by Allen Organ’s Rocky Mountain Instrument division in the late 1960s.  This is a transistor based keyboard with an oscillator for each key and unique flying hammer system for asynchronous tremolo and delay like effects.

Preset sounds include: Trumpet, Post Horn, Clarinet, Gamba, Flute, Mandolin, Banjo..what really makes this instrument interesting are the effects  - Short Sustain, Long Sustain, Strum, String Speech Accenter, Echo & Tremolo.

This Explorer is fully functional, it has been cleaned inside and out.  It is in average cosmetic condition for these with some chipping of the painted plywood case.  A new case could be constructed if desired but i chose to leave it be due to the extreme rarity of this instrument.  All keyboard action felts have been replaced with parts supplied by Allen Organ, it plays and feels incredible compared to the other 2 I’ve serviced over the last decade.   I also took the opportunity to recap the power supply with new high quality electrolytic capacitors for safety as the originals were beginning to leak.

Includes the original keyboard cover, a NOS power cord that I managed to hunt down at a surplus supply company and the original capacitors i removed from the supply.

See images for details on condition, I can supply high resolution copies 

Have questions?  try me. I've serviced 3 of these over the past 20 years, they are incredible and extremely unique and desirable instruments.

I have suitable packing materials ready to go and 20 years experience packing and shipping vintage instruments such as this all over the world.  Pick up in Vancouver is also an option, I will provide a reasonable warranty if the instrument is collected in person, once i hand it over to a courier i can’t be responsible for its treatment.

Use reverbs shipping calculator for estimates only, exact shipping figures will be determined at the time of shipping and will not be marked up.

Payment to be via BANK WIRE TRANSFER or Paypal.

I have 20 years of history in the synth community and a global reputation for selling and maintaining high end vintage instruments. I can arrange references upon request.

all sales are final and the instrument is sold AS-IS.  As previously stated a warranty will be provided should you wish to collect in person and i can be sure of proper handling.  

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