A BRIEF HISTORY
In 1934 Laurens Hammond invented the first magnetic tone wheel electronic
harmonic drawbar organ.
Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company bought the first ones off the production line.
Pipe organ manufacturers of the day were not happy with the threat of such a small
instrument taking the place of the their big pipe organs and refused to
let Hammond call his invention an organ. A public trial was set up to see
if a musically knowledgeable and mixed audience could discern the
difference in sound between the two instruments. The result was that of
one could tell the difference and the court's decision was to allow
Hammondís new instrument to be called an organ.
was the beginning of the age of the modern electronic organ - the most
versatile instrument ever produced.
|Since then the Hammond has been the most sought after organ sound in the
The new Hammondís are steeped in tradition, maintaining the sound of all
the yesteryear great Hammond organ sounds, combined with the awesome
realism of todayís digital sound reproduction.
Combine your new Hammond with the Leslie
Tone Cabinet System for a new added dimension in sound.
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