HAMMOND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 1934 - 1949  1950 - 1969  1970 - 1989  1980 - 1989  1990 - 2000  2001 -

 

1950 - 1969
1950

 

 

- First Chord Organ. It was simple, easy to play and priced right; $975. The chord Organ initiated a new marketing philosophy that is the standard of the industry today; outside exposure, easy to play, fun.

- Complete chord organ music library designed 

1952 - Introduction of the C-G2. (government) The same as model C2 but with monitor speaker fitted on the lower left hand side. Produced from June 1952 to March 1953
1955

 

 

 

- Introduction of the now legendary B3, the same as the model B2 but with Hammond Percussion

- Percussion introduced on B3, C3, RT3. The M3 is still the best selling console organ model in the history of the organ industry.

-Model C-3G introduced. (government) The same as model C3 but with monitor speaker fitted on the lower left hand side.

1959

 

-Dry Reverberation unit was introduce.

- First self contained console model A-100 (1959 to 1965) available in 4 cabinet finishes.

1960

 

- Two new spinets, the L100 and M100 featuring built in Reverb. The L100 series also marked the debut of the self starting synchronous motor, eliminating the need for two switches to turn the organ 'on'. 
1963

 

 

 

- Introduction of the Hammond D100 (1963 to 1969) The same as the RT2 but with built in sound system including reverb control.

- First Hammond electronic spinet; Model 3000 (Everett). When first introduced these organs were brand named Everett, although the Hammond name was substituted later. A smaller single keyboard organ with chord panel accompaniment, the 2000 Series was also produced.

1965

 

 

 

 

- First pedestal design. Hammond innovated a radical new look in the prototype X-66, also featured industry’s first composite tone generator (tabs and tonebars).

- J100 introduced. First all transistor spinet organ with 44 note keyboards.

- E and H series introduced. Decorator styled cabinets, self starting synchronous motor, preset percussion voices, Cymbal and brush for manuals and pedals, new Vibrato variations and built in Stereo Reverberation. The H series also inaugurated greater tonal possibilities with the new mixture drawbars.

1966 - First Hammond built in Leslie Speaker systems in J-200  
1967

 

 

 

- Hammond built in Leslie Speaker systems in the First all solid state tonewheel organ (with 'no warm up' time required; the T  series.

- Hammond X-66 production begins. Features a brand new method of utilizing tone wheels to produce bright wave voices as well as pure drawbar pitches. An elaborate vibrato scanner system and a specially designed 200 watt tone cabinet also give the X66 a unique sound. Also new for the X66 is the Arpeggiator, a device for producing smooth arpeggios.

1968

 

- Hammond introduce built in and accessory, programmed rhythm unit.

- N series introduced. Hammonds first attempt at recreating 'pure' flute tones that would be comparable to tonewheels. (N100)

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