Take a look at this rare bird up on ebay right now. The Farfisa VIP205R is like a super Matador with all the bells and whistles, why yes, the R does stand for rhythm!
Beautiful 1970s Farfisa Combo Organ. Model VIP 205r with the Funky built in Rhythm Machine!!! Has all the classic Farfisa and Combo organ sounds plus an added Wah Wah feature and a delay function on the Vibrato, it is quite cool.
This Item is super Nice and Super Rare, still I am not a dealer and not responsible for it once it is shipped out from my place. This is a Vintage Farfisa Combo Organ and it is sold As-Is BUT I still say that aside from a scratchy pot or dirty contact or two, this thing is in Full Working Order.
I saw the little thumbnail image for this guy and thought to myself, what could be in that box underneath the organ? Well, as you can see from the second pic, nothing! Here is what must be the super deluxe version of the reed organ known as the Pianorgan, mounted on some very nice looking mahogany, lined with tweed to hide the non-existent (and non-needed) speakers!
Either there is a major resurgence of the popularity of reed organs, or a lot of people are getting their spring cleaning done! Here’s another “wind organ” that has popped up on ebay, the Farfisa Portorgan (though the seller spelled it portogram). He doesn’t have much info listed, but he does have the lid!
Made in Italy
(Matr. P 161/1222)
model no. P-12
Volts 110-120 AC
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.