View Full Version : Can Some one plz help me with these organs?
09-20-2010, 03:11 PM
When we bought the church, its came with two organs. Can some one please give some info about these organs, like how old, the model name and how much it worth? The organs are from Rodgers with the model # 110E and the other one is Gulbransen Model # PR. Thank you so much.
09-21-2010, 05:49 AM
According to the info I've got the Rodgers 110 AKA "Scarborough" dates from the '69-'72 period. If you want to try to track down a more exact date you can call Rodgers with the serial number and they can usually tell you when it was built.
I think there were a few different Gulbransen's with PR in the name. The actual model number would pin it down better if you could provide that. Assuming it has 25 pedals it could be a #1154 dating from around '67 or a #5118 from around '72.
Much has been posted about the worth of these types of vintage instruments. Unless you find someone that absolutely has to have a specific instrument to complete their collection it's generally very little. If you can manage to find someone that needs a classical practice instrument or is looking for a console to convert to MIDI the Rodgers might be of interest to them. The condition and location is usually an important factor to any buyer which is why I favor local advertising such as Craigslist. It's a low end model so I still don't think it would fetch more than a couple or few hundred dollars best case.
09-21-2010, 10:29 PM
Thank you so much Tinker.....That was very helpful...Here is the photos...
09-23-2010, 12:53 AM
Welcome to the Forum. Not sure if you want to sell them both, or keep one.
If your church is traditional style, you'd probably choose to keep the Rodgers organ. Otherwise, the Gulbransen may better fit your needs.
If you sell them, the Gulbransen, you'd be luck to get between $500 or more for it. For the Rodgers, anything between $500-$1,000 would be considered a good price. Of course, if you're willing to take a bit less and let someone have it who is going to use it for practice, etc. (i.e. a college student), you could accept less than that. The prices I quoted above are rather high for these instruments, so don't be disappointed if you are offered less.
Hope this helps.
12-05-2010, 08:33 PM
I happen to come across this thread about organs. I have a 1975 Gulbransen # 5118 premier. (parents were the sole owners). I am also trying to find out what the price would be to sell it. It works and always produced great sounds remembering it as a child growing up. Any suggestions for selling this in the southern california area would be appreciated.
12-08-2010, 01:17 AM
Ebay and Craigslist have become the chief venue for private party organ sales. I have played the premiere and it is a top notch organ, but unfortunately the organ resale market is very sluggish during this economic downturn. Serious organists sometimes turn to the free classifieds at Theaterorgans.com. There are still quite a few gully fans that may be waiting for a special piece like yours and would offer more than the average customer. You can post a picture here at the forum, but please be aware that many of us are serious organ addicts with way too many vintage pieces already. Thanks for posting.
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