Keyboard Exchange International

Hammond Organs, Hammond B3 Organs, Church Organs, Leslie Speakers
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A Great Selection of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers! One restored Hammond organ, a dozen or 20! Ready to take orders today. Shipping World Wide, now our 40th year in business!

Hammond Organ Showroom
Hammond Organ Showroom
Hammond Organ Showroom

Keyboard Exchange International is now located in Sanford, Florida

Keyboard Exchange International - Sanford, Florida

After 25 years in our Orlando location, we are pleased to announce our move to Sanford Florida ! We are now in the downtown Historic district of Sanford Florida, and are very excited to be a part of the revitalization of this wonderful and historic city. We are still close to Orlando about half way between Orlando and Daytona Beach only a short distance from I-4. We are VERY easy to find. There are many nice shops and places for dining within walking distance. There is a beautiful waterfront area for a stroll after you check out our Hammond's and Leslie's so plan to spend some extra time enjoying the city of Sanford.
We are expanding our products and services to include:
  • Sales and rentals of Hammond organs and Leslie speakers.
  • Lease to own with one dollar buy out at lease end
  • Total Hammond organ restoration of YOUR Hammond organ and Leslie speaker or trade in your old equipment and start fresh!
  • Hammond organ service for B3, C3, A-100 and the other most popular models
  • Export, nationwide delivery and pick up...your location is NOT a problem for us.
  • FREE Expert advise when you are considering a repair, replacement, or restoration.
  • Value priced used/reconditioned church organs for your church, home or professional use
Call ahead for an appointment or email We look forward to being of service to you!

Hammond B3 Organs with Leslie Speakers ON SALE!

From $249 per month lease to own
Choose ZERO DOWN, $495 Down
or ZERO interest with 50% down
Exclusive financing opportunities
from Keyboard Exchange International
Please visit our current inventory to view our fine instruments.

Current Price Lists!

Keyboard Exchange International's price list is now available for all our current inventory. We are now dividing our price list into two distinct categories. Please visit the inventory page to learn more and view the price lists. See our Current Prices!

Hammond Organ Restoration Specialists

Purchase a restored Hammond organ, trade in your old Hammond organ, or have us restore your Hammond organ and Leslie speaker in our shop. Email us at for more details.

Buying a restored Hammond B3, C3 or A-100 organ with Leslie has never be easier! Keyboard Exchange International is only 10 minutes from the Orlando Sanford Airport! 50 non stop direct flight, from US cities arrive in Sanford! You can make an appointment with us, fly in, and visit our shop to make your Hammond/Leslie selection before proceeding to other Central Florida locations. Allegiant Airlines fly's into Sanford. South West Airlines fly's into the larger Orlando International airport which is about 45 minutes from Keyboard Exchange in Sanford.

Does your church need a Hammond organ with Leslie for that B3 sound? Guaranteed financing available for COGIC, AME, MBC and some other church denominations. These church groups, due to their rich and long term heritage are pre-approved for at least one of our eight funding or lease to own programs! If you want your denomination added to our pre-approved list, contact us for more details. Spread the Word and this great news ! Contact: Jim Huss

Excellent Financing Options

Our showroom floor is over flowing with Hammond B3, C3, and other great sounding Hammond organs with Leslie speakers! We must make room for other organs scheduled to arrive! Therefore we are offering:
We must thank the many people and church groups that have sold us organs and in some cases even given us organs that were no longer being used. Our supply of instruments, has never been better! So our thanks goes out to those who have helped us save another B3 or C3 Hammond! We are also grateful to finally have enough used Leslies so that ALL our organs have at least one Leslie and some even have TWO Leslies speakers! Thank you to those of you who have sold us your used Leslies! We will need even more used Leslies for the organs scheduled to soon arrive, but for now we an excellent supply!

Attention ALL churches...if you want or need that B3 sound, we will find a way to make it happen for you!

Hammond Price Information and General Business Philosophy of Keyboard Exchange International

Our goal at Keyboard Exchange International is to provide the BEST VALUE and the LOWEST COST per year during the coming decades you will own a restored Hammond with Leslie purchased from us. However, these goals may not always render the lowest up front price. Try to think long term, like we do, about your Hammond with Leslie purchase. There are many parts in a 50 year old Hammond organ. (We do not let the age of these find instruments concern us, when we compare to a 300 year old Stradivarius violin) After 50 years there are electronic parts and wiring that need to be changed. Our philosophy is to change those parts that have worn out, dried out, or decayed over the first 50 years, AND to add improvements learned in the last 50 years, to get the instruments ready for the NEXT 50 years!

There is no reason why a properly restored Hammond B3 and Leslie 122 speaker could not be 100 years old someday, with proper restoration and maintenance. I would even suggest 200 or 300 years with proper maintenance and occasional restoration. Why not? The Stradivarius instruments have already proved that this is possible!

Please continue to read about our Business Philosophy!

Hammond B3 Organ vs. The Hammond B3 Sound!

The world famous Hammond B3 organ, when properly matched to a Leslie speaker model 122, 122a, or 147 offers one of the greatest musical sounds on our planet! However, the Hammond B3 "sound" can be obtained or achieved equally well from a few other tone wheel Hammond organ models when one understands the true source of the Hammond B3 sound.... Continue Reading

KEI News

Attention ALL Church musicians, Music Ministers and Pastors! Amazing new offer from one of the best financing companies we have worked with ever! Exclusively for churches! Become pre-approved for a lease to own program with no application fee, or any up front cost at all to become pre-approved! Keyboard Exchange International, in association with our #1 financing affiliate, is offering your church the opportunity to apply directly on the phone with our representative, to go over a few financial details. Usually, within less than 24 hours, we can get you pre-approved for funding! This new program has produced amazing results in the pilot program over the last few months, and the program is now authorized to increase and move forward to allow more churches to participate. Once you are the instrument of your choice from our inventory, and we will deliver! Avoid the uncertainty offered by others. Become pre-approved today!

LOWEST COST ASSURED! One of our primary goals at Keyboard Exchange International is to provide the lowest annual cost to our customers for the restored Hammond organs and Leslie speakers that they purchase or lease from us. We accomplish this, while at the same time providing a musical instrument that sounds as good, and often better, than when it was new! How do we do this? We take a dedicated approach during our restoration process to insure long term reliability as well as outstanding audio quality. Many new parts are installed into our equipment. These parts are not individually expensive as is the case with most electronic parts, ESPECIALLY when compared to replacing them one at a time as they fail! Therefore as part of our philosophy we proactively replace the parts that we know have aged and are prone to failure, after 50 years. This eliminates and minimizes costly future service calls.

Other resellers only inspect the old parts believing that if they are not obviously burn out, they are OK to resell as is. They forget, or don't know, that old electronic parts degrade over time causing them to lose power and clarity. Other resellers will try to tell you that restoration is not necessary on a 50 or 60 year old electronic piece of equipment, and that restoration is not necessary because it is too expensive. WHAT????? PLEASE believe... that 50 year old electronic equipment requires proper restoration if you wish to have reliability and great sound. Some resellers simply are not willing to do the work, do not know how, or do not understand the importance of restoration. They subject you to the probability of higher costs of repairs and breakdowns. It remains as true as the day it was first said, we get what we pay for. If you are looking for the best value for your money, you have come to the right place, Keyboard Exchange International!

I'm looking to buy a C3. Can you give me a break down on the tone differences or internal electronic components used differently from the earlier years to the later years?

Reply from Jim Huss at Keyboard Exchange International Your question is an interesting one and my reply to you is now different that it would have been 10 years ago. My old reply would have the newer years from 1965 to 1974 as they are brighter and crisper. The years prior tended to have a somewhat "dull" sound in comparison.

My more up to date reply is: Hammond B3 and C3 models were manufactured from 1955 to 1974 an amazing 20 year production run! We break this down into two agecatagories which could be titled 1) Pre-foam 2) Foam installed by facotry Hammond C3 and B3 organs from 1965 to 1974 have a brighter sound HOWEVER, they also have factory installed foam in the keyboards which MUST be removed to prevent damages from chemical reaction with keyboard wires. Once this modification is done correctly, then problems can be eliminated, assuming so serious damage has already occurred.

Hammond C3 and B3 organs from 1955 to 1964.5 tend to have a dull sound in comparison UNLESS the parts that create this dull sound are replaced with New parts thus eliminating this problem...... which is mainly age related. Each age category group can be considered of equal quality and the enjoyment and longevity of the specific instrument is a factor of condition, and quality of the restoration. Each age group has its own specific issues and requirements for a proper restoration. Also the Leslie selected should be matched appropriately and even the tweeter speaker in the Leslie should be selected in accordance with the type of sound the musician requires or prefers. There are so many potential variables that it is best to select an instrument by playing them in the same place, at the same time, to compare side by side in the same acoustical setting. Listening to any one organ in isolation will be misleading and even a damaged, unrestored instrument will sound OK or even very good, to the untrained ear.

Is Keyboard Exchange International the cheapest source of tone wheel Hammond organs and Leslie speakers?

In that I always make my best effort to give accurate information I had to say no......and I added that it is not our goal to be the "cheapest" provider of the products we sell. I went on to add that in the long term, we most likely are the cheapest source of these products due to the effort we invest in restoration, labor and parts but the up front costs will not always appear to be the cheapest.

I wish I had been better prepared to reply to this potential customers question. Now, upon reflection, I will try to clarify my own thoughts with a written explanation of the Keyboard Exchange International policy regarding our prices.

Our goal is to provide the best long term value to our customers for the restored products we sell. This may well provide the cheapest annual cost to our customers. This may not always be the lowest price available compared to other sellers who do not attempt to do a proper restoration and do not have 46 years of experience. If our prices appear to be somewhat higher than others you see or hear about, ask yourself if price is your only consideration, or if long term reliability, world class sound, and outstanding customer support are also of interest to you. In that a properly restored instrument can last decades, a proper restoration should be considered an investment in our opinion.

I am attempting to be both polite and clear when I say it is not our goal to be the cheapest provider of the restored products we sell. It is however our goal to provide the best possible product, service, financing and long term value to our customers. I trust that most people will both understand this and respect this point of view. If you agree with this position, we look forward to being of service to you!

It was thanks to the comprehensive assistance and advice of Keyboard Exchange International that I finally had the confidence to purchase an original B3 from the USA. It will be something that I treasure for many years to come.

I'll also say that If anyone else in the UK or Europe has any questions about obtaining one of these instruments from Keyboard Exchange International, I'd be happy to advise.

Thanks again to Jim and his colleagues, Chris

Please take the time to read the full testimonial!

Hammond B3 Wood Finish Colors

Hammond B3 Wood Finish
Hammond B3 wood finishes and colors are an interesting topic. Over the years the Hammond factory offered an excellent variety of wood tone finishes of superior quality. In this picture you will see examples of three wood finishes offered by the factory. Of special interest is that over the years, while the finish remanded the same, the description changed on original Hammond brochures so that the B3 in the middle might be called "Cherry wood" in one brochure and "Fruit wood" in another.

The B3 to the far left in this picture is a shade of walnut typically found on B3's in the last nine years of factory production with some furniture modifications made in 1969 and as shown here.

The B3 to the far right can be called brown mahogany, mahogany, or red walnut depending on how much red was used in the staining process and the veneer type used. It is interesting to note that the factory often mixed their veneers on the same organ and you can often find mahogany and walnut veneer on the same instrument. It was the color of stain that determined what the finish was called.

We Deliver Hammonds
Anywhere in the World!

Hammond B3 Delivered to Good News Church in Korea! Jim Huss of Keyboard Exchange International says "Thank you for your business Pastor Kim and members of the Good News Church! We wish you many years musical blessings from the B3 with Leslie that we shipped recently to your church in Korea" The pictured B3 arrived safely and is now being enjoyed. Keyboard Exchange International will ship anywhere in the world and will also convert for your electrical system. 40 plus years experience makes Keyboard Exchange International the logical choice if you are considering the purchase of a Hammond B3.

Hammond B3 Delivered to Japan! Our good friend Yoshi, in Japan, recently received a B3 from us and sent us this picture to confirm the safe arrival. AND the sound of the organ is "GREAT" and meets his expectations. As he is an expert on Hammond organs and Leslie speakers, his expectations were quite high! We are pleased to receive his good news report that all is well after the long trip from Florida to Japan! Our wood export crates, along with careful handling by hand picked freight forwarders all contributing to a very positive outcome! We especially like the beautiful setting where Yoshi displays and plays his vintage B3 with matching Leslie speakers !

Contact Us

221 S. Magnolia Ave.
Sanford, Fl 32771-1321
Sales Office: (407) 323-7493


We show our Hammonds with Leslies by appointment. Appointments are for our customers convenience and to insure that we will be available for you when you arrive. We request you make an appointment so that we can offer you our best attention.

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