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Nord C1 Combo Organ

From its candy apple red exterior to its authentic tones, the Nord C1 combo organ makes a bold statement-both sonically and aesthetically.

Few, if any, organs on the market are as portable and powerful as the C1. With its twin 61-key upper and lower manuals, you can almost perfectly replicate a Hammond B3 (labeled “tonewheel” on the Nord) and Vox Continental (“Electric-V”) and Farfisa (“Electric-F”) transistor organs. Nothing sounds quite like the originals, but the C1 is the closest you’ll come in today’s digital keyboard market. Weighing in at 33 lbs, it’s light enough for any musician to carry to any gig. Its $3,600 list price is a bit more forbidding.

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