Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/1975 Thomas Organ 130c

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Hi , I saw you answer a question about this organ ( about 6 six years ago) .  I have one in my basement handed down from parents.    ( Orignal owner).I had in basement (Dry).for 15 years . When I brought it with me to south Dakota ( &stored ) It worked . I now am Downsizing to an apartment. (had heart Attack)  & can no longer keep it. Is it worth giving away ? Other than 1 key missing its in good shape. Its heavy & I can't move it . I just turned it on after 15 years & Does bnt turn on .  THANKS

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Hello Jeffrey!  Little organs have lots of goodies in them that hobbyists enjoy collecting to re purpose into all kinds of cool stuff.  When I get an organ that I simply cannot keep, I place it on a popular website such as craigslist.com and list it under "free stuff".  Usually within a couple hours someone is at my door with a pickup to happily haul it away.  The fact that a key is missing makes it a pretty good candidate as a give away since finding a replacement key can be difficult.

With Craigslist simply click on "post to classifieds" in your local area, then click on "for sale by owner", then click on "free stuff".  Try to include a picture of the instrument.  Include the model number and describe it as best as possible - e.g., nice finish, works/doesn't work/sort of works, 2 keyboards, 1 octave pedalboard, bench, music rack, external speaker, whatever.

A lot of donation centers like Good Will, Boys & Girls Club, St Vincent de Paul and Salvation Army do mot take organs because the instruments rarely work which makes it difficult to move them in a timely manner.  

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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