Here’s a new one that I haven’t seen before, the Farfisa Organtone. Looks exactly like the previously mentioned Pianorgan (and Royal Artist Piano), but instead of nice Quartersawn White Oak, it is made out of what looks like nicer Santos Mahogany!
You are bidding on this vintage “ORGANTONE” made in Italy, by Farfisa. I’ve heard these were imported to the US by Gretsch, but I am not sure. These are called “wind organs” because they play music by wind (generated by an electric motor) blowing through the reeds. They produce an accordian-like sound. It is in great condition & WORKS. All the keys work execpt for the last key on the right that is very low (it needs a good tunning from being storage) It is missing the original legs. It also has a few VERY LIGHT cosmetic defects SEE PICTURES.There is moderate wear to the finish, it is a very attractive, quality made instrument.
Description: Vintage “Pianorgan” made in Italy, by Farfisa. I belive this one was imported to the US by RCA Victor Canada, but I am not sure. These are called “wind organs” because they play music by wind (generated by an electric motor) blowing through the reeds. They produce an accordian-like sound.
Pieces Included: The organ only.
Condition: This particular instrument missing the original legs. It also has a few cosmetic defects. The keys at the far right have had the feet come undone. Also the springs will need to be replaced as well. There is moderate wear to the finish, and the front panel has what looks like yellowing from the glue used in assembly. Despite the flaws mentioned, it is a very attractive, quality made instrument. I’ve included all the parts that needed to be reattached.
Testing: I plugged it in and it does make sound. With the missing feet it makes sound constantly. All of the other keys make sound just great.
You are bidding on a RARE Farfisa Fast 5 compact organ. (FAST stands for “Farfisa All Silicon Transistorized) Farfisa organs became popular among rock bands and other combo groups and were responsible for some of the really great sounds of the 1960s.
Also included in the bid is a passive pedal, owners manual, schematic diagram, soft case (in need of zipper).
This machine works but has some dead keys, and needs to be serviced.
The body has some scratches, marks and signs of age and use. We wiped it down, but it also needs a good bath.
This is a hard-to-find, very desirable “rock” icon from the 1960’s.
Farfisa Syntaccordion is supplied w/swell pedal & separate tone generator.
Connection to the general amplifer: Is made by means of the general outlet of the generator. Any good amplifer can be connected to Syntaccordion, however the model Farfisa TR-70 is recommended (60 watt RMS, two 12″ speakers, 2 independent channels each one having two iputs with Reverberation and controls for Volume-Bass-Middle-Treble).
Additional amplifcation: Three appropriate outputs of the generator allow the separate amplification of the following sections of Syntaccordion: 1 Flutes/Percussion/Presets. 2-Strings. 3-Piano/Harpsichord/Mono section.
It’s a traditional accordion: 41 keys, 3 sets of Treble reeds. 8 treble registers 120 basses. 4 set of Bass reeds. 3 Bass registers
Asking $5,000 or best offer. Manuals included also have the retail installment contract.
Take a look at this sweet orange goodness! The Farfisa Repeat/Volume pedal replicates the percussion feature that was on some of the VIP model organs. While not as big and meaty as a Hammond’s percussion, the repeat feature could be used to add a little clunk to your junk, or add a little hard tremolo action.