It is impossible to think of a Church Service without hearing the Hammond Organ and Leslie speaker singing along. It’s tradition, it’s inspiration, it’s comfort and it’s forever.
In short: It’s the SOUND, the SOUL, the ONE!
Time marches on, and the revered Vintage Hammonds of the past 80 years are now antiques. Parts for them are scarce and upkeep is expensive.
Luckily, Hammond Organ knows and respects the Church’s traditions, and offers a line of instruments that keeps those traditions, with the sounds (and looks) you have come to love, trust, and confide in. The march of time has brought new music to your Worship, and Hammond has kept pace, with the ability to jump generations with the greatest of ease.
Economic considerations are always at the forefront, and Hammond has made sure each of our instruments packs the mighty punch of the iconic B-3; from our entry level XK-1c, through the revolutionary new Model A-3, clear up to the B-3mkII, a “spitting image” of the Classic Organ. Low price brings no compromise in power or quality of sound.
Many Modern Hammonds also feature voices beyond the familiar ones, those of Acoustic/Electric Pianos, Strings, Brass, and Synthesizer, to name a few; these to compliment the contemporary sounds of Worship.
Renew your faith and confidence in the King Of Instruments.
Bring a NEW Hammond and Leslie home to your Church.
Your Church has decided to own a Hammond organ, or perhaps replace an older Hammond that has seen better days. Foremost in this process, Your Congregation wishes to keep the purchase within budget. A quick scan of the market shows pre-owned Hammonds are available at attractive prices, but the final cost can be much much more.
Hammond ceased production of electro-mechanical Organs in 1975, meaning the newest “old school” instrument is at least 45 years old with the majority of classics in the 50-60-70 year old range. Although Hammond’s build quality was (and is) heroic, and many of their voices are still majestic, these instruments legitimately qualify as Antiques, with all the potential drawbacks inherent as such. The Antique Hammond you buy will not be a museum piece, but a workhorse called upon for constant use. Although the initial price can be reasonable, few sellers will mention the costly maintenance to keep an Antique Hammond in a condition that inspires confidence. This is the primary source of most dealers’ income.
The 21st Century Hammond Organ Company does not manufacture or stock the components and parts required by Antique Hammonds. Repair and service of these instruments relies on stripping parts from existing Organs. In light of this, one can see there is a finite (and ever-dwindling) supply of parts, and as the parts become scarce, their cost rises. The electro-mechanical Hammond had thousands of moving parts, the failure of any single one could render the organ unplayable, and when you factor in the unpredictability of any Antique’s performance, the greater picture is one of diminished confidence. Can you manage the risk of powering up your Antique Hammond on a Sunday Morning only to find it mute?
Conservative estimates put the yearly upkeep budget for an Antique Hammond at $1000-$1500. Add that to the original cost of the instrument, over time, and you’ll find the Pre-owned instrument is hardly the bargain it seemed.
New Hammond Organs have been painstakingly engineered to play and sound like the Antiques of Legend. They achieve this using cutting-edge digital technology with a bare minimum of moving parts. A further advantage is a factory warranty for parts and labor. In the rare case of malfunction, modern diagnostics allow swift repair.
Our product line offers a wide array of models with prices beginning less than $2000, and every one has the sound and feel you expect and demand from a Hammond Organ. We even have models that include other voices like Pianos, Electric Pianos, Orchestral Voices and many others to support the eclectic styles of Praise Bands, always with the capacity to return home to the grand sound of Hammond. Many of our models also have Classical/Church Pipe Organ divisions which can bring the traditional majesty back to your Church, if you’ve surrendered your Pipe Organ due to the spiraling costs of tuning and maintenance. We have the exact model you need for the exact price you wish to pay.
New Hammonds also have features older models don’t have, such as the transposer, which makes it easy for your Music Minister to better accompany choirs and vocalists. MIDI capability, allowing your Hammond to communicate with other digital instruments, or be played via Computer. These are but a few of the modern conveniences available on the New Hammond
Another major advantage you have with new Hammond organs is their lighter weight. Our B-3mkII (With traditional Hardwood cabinet) weighs 50% less than the original B-3. Our New Portable B-3 weighs even less than that, and can be set up and taken down in a couple of minutes.
From the standpoint of convenience and economics, you should definitely consider a new Hammond Organ and Leslie Speaker for yourself and your church. You won’t be able to detect any difference in sound quality, playability and touch between it and an older Hammond, and you will have a lightweight, versatile instrument that will last for many years.
Modern Church music has grown to encompass a wide range of styles, from “Old School” Hymns to the most progressive sonic creations. It takes a special instrument to make that generational leap.
Hammond’s SkPRO/SkxPRO Stage Keyboards are the perfect fit for YOUR church.
At their heart, every SkPRO/SkxPRO Keyboard features a full, genuine Hammond Organ and Digital Leslie which brings all the power and thunder of the Classic Hammonds you’ve known forever. In addition, every SkPRO/SkxPRO has 32 ranks of Hi-Res Digital Church/Classical Pipe Organ voices. If your Church’s Pipe Organ has been silent due to the massive cost of maintainance and tuning, our instruments will return this unique and majestic sound to your services
The SkPRO’s go beyond, with a pair of Hi-Def Acoustic Grand Pianos (“Y-type” and “S-type”) which have set the keyboard industry on its ear. These incredibly expressive Concert instruments are accessed at the flick of a switch. Similarly, popular Electric Pianos and Clavs are available. Orchestral Brass, Strings, Tuned Percussion, Poly Synths and further beneficial sounds are at your fingertips, and that’s only scratching the surface. An analog-style Mono Synth rounds out the specifications providing the most modern of tones.
If you’re a Mobile church, our 16 pound SkPRO will be right. The 61-note manual (same as a B-3 keyboard) is perfect. This is also the perfect keyboard to use atop an existing Hammond, as it will add a 3rd keyboard to expand the Organ range, and it has the pianos, etc spoken of earlier.
If you need a little room to stretch out, opt for the SkPRO-73, which is identical in spec, but features a 73 note keyboard.
Finally, the double-61 SkxPRO pust your Pianos and Ensemble voices on one keyboard, and Organ on the other, or it can be played as a double keyboard organ. The SkxPRO weighs 35 pounds with a very small “footprint”.
All the SkPRO Stage Keyboards have the same tonal specs.
Choose which keyboard configuration works best for Your Church.