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    Is this a good price on an Roland AT45?

    Still looking for an organ in Denver. I met a nice gentleman in San Diego who has an AT45 in mint condition that he would be able to get to me delivered to to Denver for around $2,500. That includes shipping. I know the AT45 isn't the top line model, but I believe it would be more than sufficient for my Dad's needs who has a broken old, 1994 Lowrey.

    In lieu of the depreciation and rapidly dwindling organ market, is $2500 landed a good deal on this organ? Anything else I should know about this model? Are the sounds and rhythms decent?

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    It's a good organ, and has many of the sounds and features of the larger models. Voice for voice and style for style, it would match. It would also work in the same way. Amplification is a bit underwhelming, with just 35+35 watts and only two speakers. The next level up - AT60S and AT60SL - saw an increase to 40+40 and four speakers.

    It's a pity it's so far away that shipping costs are so high. Denver's not exactly a small place, so I'm surprised there isn't anything nearer. How much is the organ and how much is shipping? And just how is the seller shipping it? Shippers and couriers vary greatly in methods and quality!
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    The guy was asking 1950 but is making me a deal including shipping for around 2500. He has some connections in the shipping business to make it doable. I’ve be seen shipping quotes around $1200 to $1800 in the past so this is not a bad deal. As you might remember, I’ve been looking for a few months but with no luck in Denver. My Dads previous organ is a Lowery Parade from around 1993. Do you think the speaker output would be comparable?

    I guess the question should be is what would a reasonable price for this organ be without the shipping costs?
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    It would be similar in output and perfectly OK for a small room but the speakers are just two 25cm units. That will limit the lows and some of the highs. Not sure what the Parade had but probably not much different.

    $1950 is on the high side. There are better bargains around. A very quick look on ebay shows an AT80S for £750 - around $900, for example.
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    Okay. Thanks,
    I will think about offering something. Maybe $750 over his cost to ship it. I think he's had this awhile.


    Quote Originally Posted by andyg View Post
    It would be similar in output and perfectly OK for a small room but the speakers are just two 25cm units. That will limit the lows and some of the highs. Not sure what the Parade had but probably not much different.

    $1950 is on the high side. There are better bargains around. A very quick look on ebay shows an AT80S for £750 - around $900, for example.
    Baldwin GPS-2500 / Roland BK-7M Arranger Model
    Hoping to replace with an Atelier.

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