View Full Version : Selling a Gulbransen Rialto Two! Great Condition
10-21-2009, 08:13 AM
The Gulbransen Rialto Two is in great condition. It was passed downto me when my grandmother passed away, she played it in the local church as the churchOrganist. Im going to try and put some pictures up, please comment or message me.</P>
10-22-2009, 09:59 PM
Location is important, Matt. Next is do you play and have you kept the intrument playing? I looked at a Rialto II last summer which had not been played regularly and it needed alot of restoration. By the time the owner was ready to accept my $100 offer several weeks into the negotiations, I had already spent my money on a Conn 850 and told her I would contact her when I could spend more. In a few weeks I received the money from some extra work and went to her home to find she had given the instrument away.</P>
So, you can see that you need someone (does the church have a replacement organist?) to really go over all the stops and controlsand be certain the inside is in as good a shape as the outside. By the way is it the horse collar cabinet or the second revised cabinet. Some folks don't care for the horse collar?</P>
I'd say that in this depressed market a realistic selling price would be $500 for perfect, $250 for fair, and $100 for needs alot of work. Perhaps this doesn't sound like good news so let me add some. For gully fans, this organ is second only to the original K series in desirabilityand if you are in a location that doesn't require your buyer to spend alot moving the organ you should see a good response to your sale. Be sure to utilize Craigslist as a selling site. Organ fans check the site regularly because using the locator built inthey know immediately that they are searching an that works for them.</P>
10-28-2009, 03:50 AM
Oh really, well thanks for the advice. The organ is in really well condition and plays great.. Im having problems putting picturesof the organ upbut im going to try again you could have a look . </P>
The church has a replacement organist but it hasn't been in the churches possesion in over 20 years, its been kept in my grandmothers house and she played it continuously till she passed away.</P>
10-28-2009, 07:54 AM
There are pictures on Craigslist of the Organ. Andim trying to get some up on this site!</P>
Im in the LA area, Its under San Fernando Valley. there are 4 pictures.</P>
10-28-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the update. I'm not one who can post pictures effectively either, so I have used photobucket and provided a link in my text when discussing issues with other forum members that required photos. I'll be sure the visit your Craigslist listing. Unfortunately, I in the southeast and wouldn't be able to pay the shipping all the way over here (hence the value problem. There seems to always be a distance gap between the organ and the organ lover.) Best wishes. I think you have a good location. Alot of shoppers would be within a distance that would allow a UHaul type move.
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