Before you think of buying a used organ, it is important that you are well-versed with its background. Hence, there are a number of questions that you need to ask the seller concerning the model, year in which it was manufactured, brand and the serial number if possible. The best thing to do is to make the maximum use of the information for finding out the value of the used organ even before you leave your house to buy it.
First of all, try to find out that why the seller is selling those used Hammond organs. Therefore, you have to ensure that the reasons that the seller gives you don’t cost you a lot in the long run. Thus, if the seller gives absurd reasons such as “I can use the money I get from selling it” or “It is occupying a lot of space” you then need to play safe and drop the idea of buying the used organ from that particular seller. Reason being, that the reasons quoted by the seller may allude to the negligence of the used organ and if the seller is in need of money, chances are there that he or she would not be spending any on its maintenance. Another question that you should consider asking the seller about the used organs is that if he or she is looking forward to buy another organ. In case his or her answer is yes, try to find out the reason why they are selling the used organ.
Check for the consistent tuning of the used Hammond organs. See if the used organs or used pipe organs were tuned consistently. On a general basis, organs need to be tuned minimum two times a year and something less than this would mean that you would have to pay good sums of money for getting the used pipe organs or the used organs tuned especially.
Hence, if the used organ has not been tuned at all, then you have to buy it at your own risk. You would hardly have any clue due to the reason that the used organ that you are going to buy has hardly been tuned and there would be severe internal issues. Thus, you will have to find out if the used organ can be tuned at all or not.
Moreover, check who the person who had tuned the organ was. Was he or she a professional or was it tuned by some guy going down the lane for a sum of twenty five dollars. Nevertheless, if it was some guy who had tuned the organ and if he was not qualified at all for it, it is sure that he may have committed some grave errors that would lead the used organ to a pile of internal damage. Hence, repairing and tuning of an organ needs to be performed by a qualified technician.
Check for the place where the organ was stored. Hence, do not take up an organ that has been stored into a basement or at a place like public storage facility. Such areas hardly have control of climate and experience maximum humidity fluctuations which would do a lot damage to the used organ. Hence, check that till what extent the used organ has gone through extra stress. Added this, check that how much the organ was used by the seller himself.