The Organ has been around since the 1500s. Though the pipe Organ still carries on its traditional uses in houses of worship, portable Organs have become very popular in music genres such as Rock & Roll, Jazz, Soul and Blues (and of course sporting events). Famous rock bands like Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake and Palmer made the sound of the Hammond B3 organ popular during the 60’s and 70’s. While modern jazz musicians like Joey DeFrancesco take a more contemporary approach to this classic instrument. What made the class rock & jazz organ sound popular were two different features. First the ability to control very small differences in tone control, bring in different overtones with sliders located above the keys. Second the addition of a Leslie speaker which included a rotating horn made the actual sound of the organ very dynamic. The vintage Hammond organs of the 70’s are still in great demand, and several manufacturers have taken great strides in matching the vintage electronics with modern technology. Whether you're looking for the legendary sound of Hammond or the vintage style and modern features of a Roland, Woodwind & Brasswind carries the top names and models at the best prices.