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The Hammond A-100 series organ is electrically identical to the Hammond B-3 except that it also contains a speaker and reverberation system built into the organ console. It has two 61-note manuals and 25 pedals with the standard drawbar sets, presets, Selective Vibrato and percussion. In addition, there are three 12-inch speakers and a reverberation dial. This instrument was promoted as a home organ and also worked well in music teaching studios as it was completely self contained. Additional tone cabinets could be added, if needed.

First introduced in 1959, the A-100 series was produced in a variety of cabinet styles and finishes:

A-100    Traditional        Red Mahogany, Light Walnut
A-101    Contemporary       Gray or Brown Mahogany, Black
A-102    French Provincial  Light or Dark Cherry
A-105    Tudor              Dark Walnut, Light Oak (similar to a C-3 cabinet)
A-122    Contemporary       Patina Walnut (rare)
A-143    Early American     Maple or Medium Cherry (rare)

Unlike many of the console organs, the A-100 series did not have a fold-down lockable cover save for the A-105. Also an interesting A-100 variation with a triple-hinged locking lid was made in Europe under license by Deutsche Hammond in Hamburg, Brodr. Jorgenson in Denmark, and possibly Hammond Belgium as well. This cabinet design was unique to Europe.

The HammondFaq has a number of pictures of the internals of an A-100.


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