About

Hi, my name is Jim. By day I work at Xeno Media, Inc, by night I’m a musician. I am a multi-instrumentalist in The Infrasonics, and Lines and Terminals. When I get a moment of peace I rehab my house here in Chicago.

As for this site, I gather pictures and information online and in the used music stores in and around Chicago. I search online and filter through ebay too looking for odd keyboard models, pictures, and info. If you have any info, pictures, brochures, etc… that I am missing, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me! Thanks for visiting.

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  • Hi there, I was wondering if you could please help me in trying to tune a Farfisa Bravo 61?
    I’ve looked at every site and video possible but none deal specifically with the Bravo 61. All of the videos and sites mention these internal tuning screws which can be turned to tune each note, but there doesn’t appear to be any on the boards inside my Bravo 61. There are some trim pots which can be turned, but these affect things such as sustain etc rather than note tuning.
    Any information at all would be a huge help,
    Thanks alot,
    Michael x

  • Meinhard Leitich says:

    Dear Jim,
    I have a Farfisa Golden voice III, and the motor is almost dead, it screeches very loud. I think the axle bearings are damaged. I can remove the small wooden box, where the motor and the fan are inside, but i cannot find the company, where to I could send the box and which coud do the repair. Is there a posibility for a repair somewhere?
    Best regards
    Meinhard

  • Bennie Goetweiss says:

    Hello Jim ,

    In my search for an owners manual i landed on your ‘museum’-page but couldn’t find what i was looking for.

    With the help of Bontempi-Farfisa after sales service i finally managed to get a pdf version of the 7XII

    live partner owners manual (quality not all that – but readable)

    -shared it on matrixsynth.com ,this link is via them ;
    https://onedrive.live.com/#cid=C9235C1191699FAF&id=C9235C1191699FAF%216492

    Keep up the good work and all the best to you in 2015 !

    Greetings,
    Bennie

    (ps. if your interested in having one -pm- me , mine is up for sale )

  • Hello, I’m trying to find the value for my neighbor who has inherited a Farfisfa organ. I have Mod No. 112467 Can you help?

  • Can anyone help me find the year of an organ belonging to my neighbor. The family wants to sell it and I’m atttempting to help them. I have this information:
    Mod No 112467
    Serial No 6555 981
    Thank you, Lynette

  • Hello,
    My friend got me Farfisa Pianorgan 1 as a present. It works well, but the front grille is missing. Is there a a way to locate it or, at list, a parts list with drawings, so one can me made?
    Any help is appreciated.
    Gennady

  • Dear jim,

    I came in possession of a Farfisa proffesional duo organ. I myself have no interest in using the organ and i also have no idea about it. I’m wondering if you could help me evaluating the value of it, so i can sell it to someone with passion for the instrument. I can send you pictures of it and keep contact through mail, if you feel like helping me out.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mike

  • Anders Boelt says:

    Hi Jim, I hope you can help. My brother left me a Farfisa a73 amplifier in my basement. I want to sell it, but cant find any information about the amplifier. Do you have any suggestions in regards to price, or where to find any additional information.

    Kind regards
    Anders

  • Rathin Gupta ( Mr ) says:

    Hi Jim, We would be delighted if you can help us. We have the following
    information for our FARFISA Organ
    *MOD256 RK/*Model no. 112462-E/*Serial no. 6397//54/ *EDP 1124621.1/
    * Made in Italy
    Any information such as actual model Fast,VIP etc or where to find more info would be most helpful
    kind regards,

  • Andre Chenier says:

    I try found the schematic of organ farfisa model 4290-R I have one but Iwould like to repair it
    because all D note are off. I am electronic tchenicien. Thanks André Chénier

  • Moa Nyman says:

    Hi
    I work as a propmanager in Sweden with the production Jersey Boys (on stage in Stockholm)
    I am trying to find a picture of the back of an Farfisa Organ so I can make a replica for the stage. Do you by any chance have a picture of a similar organ tha Bob Goudi (member of the band The Four Season) played on. I realise that he must have played on several but I am mostly interested in the wooden one that appear on the bands early tv-performances. If you have any idea how that organ looks on the back where the keys are I would be so happy. If you dont have acess to a photograh you might now what kind of Farfisa organ he is playing on
    Kind regards
    Moa Nyman

  • Andrew Tarczali says:

    Hi Bennie!

    Maximal thanks for farfisa seven X-II manual!!!!!!
    May was search maybe 10-15 years ago…

  • Hello Jim. I’ve recently acquired a Farfisa Pianorgan II. It’s in great working condition. It says it’s a product of Ancona Italy with a # 14952 on it. Underneath it reads, Distributed Exclusively by RCA Victor Company LTD. Montreal, Canada. It also reads Model # 111, Volts 105/125 cycles 60, Amps 0.3. I’m hoping you might have more information on this unit, as well, I’m curious to know what someone might pay to own a Farfisa Pianorgan II. I’ve been trying to locate a Pianorgan II, but all I keep finding are I’s & III’s. Any and all info. you might have would be much appreciated. I also have the original songbook it must have come with, as well as other sheet music for the unit. Thanks for your time. – J.

  • Hi Jim
    Do you have the schematics for the wonderful POLYCHROME?
    It would be very nice to hear from you.
    Thank you and best regards.

  • Paul Griffiths says:

    Hi. My Godmother who’s 92 needs to get rid of her Farfisa Golden Voice Spinet Organ which she was given, after it was no longer needed in Church. She has played the organ in church for over 75 years, and when the newer church closed down in the 1980’s they gave her the electric organ, and she continued to play the old pump organ, in the older church.

    I have images of the organ which I can send, and I’m not sure if its in working condition or not. I tried to play it, but didn’t sound too healthy. She lives in North Wales, near Betws y Coed, and the organ is located at her home. She’d love for it to go to a good home or if anyone can collect it from her. Thanks.

  • Hey Jim,
    Ive got a beautiful 1972 Farfisa VIP 400 I regrettably but desperately need to sell. I am moving and have to condense within a month. And also need some money for the transition. I have seen these sell on ebay for 2 or 3 grand. Alas, the input chord on it is broken. I can see it just needs to be soldered when I take the protective sleeve off. I don’t have the skill or the tools to do that and don’t want to damage anything further. I was thinking I should take it to a specialist to have it fixed and then sell it. But like I said I have a month so it might take a shop 2 weeks or so to fix it.

    I was wondering if you purchase organs yourself for your collection (I’m sure you know these 400s are pretty rare) or do you possibly have someway of advertising on your site? Or just some friendly advice on how to sell it quickly and not lowball myself. Any comment would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Jim!

  • I have some photos of a FF organ that you might be interested in adding to your site it’s Lear Siegler, Farfisa model #112476 Spinet organ, that I don’t see anywhere on your site, and nowhere on the internet. Where can I send them to.?

  • Hello Jim,
    I am a child of the 60’s and still play just oldies on my car radio. Can you tell me which Farfisa keyboard that Mike Smith played with the Dave Clark ? Thank you.

  • Trevor Cunningham says:

    Hey there,

    I’ve tried scouring the Intertubes for schematics/service manual for a Farfisa VIP 200R. Would I be able to suffice with a later model? Or, do you know where I might get my hands on such documents?

  • I came across a Farfisa matador 8o in a storage unit….Can you give me any background on this piece?

  • Hi, does anyone have some information on the Farfisa Matador-A? Couldn’t find the schematics anywhere. Im trying to repair one, if someone could help me getting some IC Datasheets ( SFF 5009E TOP, SN 2973N, SN 72723N) would be a lot of help.
    Thanks!!

  • Karagiannis John says:

    Hello there. I need a help pls. I have Farfisa G7k in excellent condition but i have loose all the styles from organ due to noobitity of my father and i m searching the programm that could help me to make the styles again from the begging. I had to the past talk with farfisa and they told me that there was a programm that could help me but they had change their building and they couldnt find for now but after that i cant find them. Could someone have this programm and gave it to me pls? Could someone tell me how to make with another way to make my styles? pls Help me guys!

  • Hey Jim,

    Got a few questions about a farfisa pianorgan 1 model No 5132.

    What’s the estimated value? And what was the year it was made?

  • Hello,

    Yesterday I posted a Realistic MusicDeck on eBay and you posted it here on your web site. Then, eBay cancelled my listing because I had used the words “like Farfisa.” Was this your doing?

  • hello im writing from uruguay.. A friend of mine give me an old farfisa 40w amp. is a twin combo with two jensen speakers. i want to repair it but the amp have no valves. I want to know wath valves it use and if you can help me with the wiring diagrams or any help you can thanks!!

  • I am trying to open the case of my Farfisa 2 Pianorgan which I hope to sell but the tuning knob is inside and I need to re fit it. DO you have a service manual to show me how to open it as I do not wanr to damage the varnish or the case?

  • In Camerano, Home of Farfisa, they just opened a brand new museum to the brand and their musical instrument. Really lovely!

  • Michael Vout says:

    Hi
    I’ve just bought a farfisa dpr 22 rhythm piano. Remarkable quality sound.
    I’m looking for a user manual.Can you help ?
    Many thanks

  • Hello!

    We bought a Farfisa F1.
    Lots of fun for all the family.
    Frustratingly we dont have any manuals/instructions for it.
    Anyone know where we could get one?

  • I have a pianorgan I numbered 5/431. It works great, just some cosmetic usage wear. Do you know how much it might be worth?

  • Robert Szemere says:

    Hello,
    I bough a second hand Furstein day and night piano. It has a silent system but I have not found the right sowtware or and çable to connect it with my notebook. I bought a MIDI USB cable and I see the sign coming out of the piano but I do not hear the sound on the computer. Of course whenever I can I use it as an accoustic piano, but in the evening I have tu use the silent system and the MIDI sound I get as default is not nice. That is why I try to improve it on my notebook.
    Thanks for any help.
    Robert

  • Hi Jim,

    I’m looking to find a couple of things for a Farfisa Compact Deluxe , i need the fuse and voltage selector , a knob for the reverb volume ? which is missing on the left side. I can send you some pics to let you see and i see some of the keys being slightly out of alignment.

    Thanks a million if you have any info where i can buy such things.

    Majid Mirza

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