This site is highly dedicated to Hammond organs and Leslie speakers.
Please call this site 'Takagi-An' in Japanese and also in English.

This is Hammond M-3 produced in 1950's later half.
  • Hammond organ was introduced by Laurens Hammond in Apr. 1935. It was an electric organ.
  • This organ used a tone wheel generator as its sound source. The tone wheel rotated with constant speed driven by a synchronous motor, the wheel was adjacent to a magnet and a coil assembly. This organ was first aimed to imitate a pipe organ sound. And it was able to be purchased for reasonable expense compared to pipe organs.
  • Unfortunately this tone wheel Hammond organ was discontinued.
  • But it's popularity is deep-rooted. And it is still used in many music genres.
  • Recently several so-called "Clone" organs have been released.

  This site has been written in Japanese. Because the original intension of the site was to provide information of Hammond organs and Leslie speakers to Japanese people, When this site was opened in 1999, there was a little information in Japanese over the INTERNET.
  As time has passed the site has got a lot of Japanese original information regarding Hammond organs and Leslie speakers. The following is current contents of the site in English. But links below navigate you to only Japanese pages, not in English.
If you have any questions about Japanese Hammond  and Leslie relational information, please send an email to info AT An Email in English is welcome!

News From Takagi-An

What is Hammond organ? - For beginners

Information about Hammond organs and Leslie speakers from abroad


Organ CDs

Hammond New B-3 catalog privately made

Combo organs currently available

Manufactures and shops of Hammond organ and Leslie speakers in Japan

Japanese organ artists
Japanese organ artists - Special edition

Clubs, bars, live spots equipped with Hammond organ in Japan
Musical Studios equipped with Hammond organ in Japan
Japanese Hammond organ relational home pages

Books for Hammond organ available in Japan

Is anyone teach me how to play the Hammond organ?

Skillful Hammond engineers

importing Hammond Tone Wheel Organ from the U.S. by myself project
Hammond M-3 Pictures

Visiting to Hammond Shops in the US
Back To Hammond Organ Company : Historical Tour

Hammond Technical Mailing List Japan - This is a mailing list for Hammond lovers.

Hammond inhabitant study in Japan
Questionnaires in Japan

How to take pictures at jazz clubs
Organ essays

Pete Fallico - Jazz Organ Stories

Foreign sites
Foreign Web Rings

Site map

Falling in love with Hammond organ - Substitutes the administrator's bio
Site history
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