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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.

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


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