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What is the valve of a vintage Yamaha reed organ?

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What is the valve of a vintage Yamaha reed organ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for your question! I have completed thousands of musical instrument appraisals and will be happy to help with yours.
Can you attach a photo of it please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 2 years ago.
Do you have one which shows the whole organ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Please let me know if your not getting the photos.
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 2 years ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** received them now. Please allow me some time to look into this.
Expert:  Tyler, MM, AAGO replied 2 years ago.
Thanks so much for your patience! Unfortunately, so little information about this model exists today. It was likely a limited production instrument. It works similar to other modern reed organs where the electricity powers a blower which pumps air over physical reeds to provide sound, similar to a chord organ. The technology is rather basic, though the cabinet is modern for its age. As you said, yours is in tough shape cosmetically. If the sound this organ produces was more unique you might find more buyers for it, though this produces the same sort of sound a vintage antique foot-pumped organ would make. There's not enough pricing information about these out there to be extremely precise, though based on my knowledge and understanding of the used keyboard market as well as that of reed organs, I would recommend a selling range of $200-$400 as is. Best of luck!
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