The Schober Spinet Organ


This low-priced organ is a fine musical instrument that will give you more hours of solid enjoyment than organs available elsewhere at hundreds of dollars more. Stripped of frills and flashy novelty effects, the Spinet retains the full measure of the one essential which makes organ learning and playing a source of never ending pleasure and discovery - a large complement of pipelike voices, each different from all the rest, each inherently pleasant and musically useful.

The Spinet has 18 voices, covering the four families of organ tone - bland, round voices, brilliant voices, and everything in between those two extremes. With the 44 keys of each manual and its 13 pedals, the Spinet has the same facilities as the usual spinet organ. But, unlike so many, its clean, vibrant tones (in three pitch registers for the upper manual, two for lower and pedals) produce real variety of sound, in both solo and ensemble combinations. Neither harmonics nor fundamentals are suppressed or made to sound mushy. The tone generator and pedal system produce seven octaves of basic tone - not the three or four octaves of most spinets - and you hear the difference immediately. The proof is that to get all the sound of which the Spinet is capable, you need the same type of high-quality amplifier and speaker system required for the other Schober Organs; nothing less will do.

Typical cost for all the kits and parts needed for the Spinet Organ is $784 (which you don't have to spend all at once), but this can vary up or down depending on your console choice and method of payment, as explained in the Price List. Whatever your choice, this gives you the complete organ, ready to play - except for amplifier and speaker system. If you purchase amplifiers and speakers from Schober, typical total cost is $146.50 for a sound system built into the console or $278 for an external system, though the latter figure can vary as explained in the Price Lists. If you have a good high-fidelity or stereo system you will not need to buy sound equipment from Schober. There are also optional accessories for the organ which you may want now or in future, but the organ is complete without them.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

The most important thing you can add to the Spinet is the Schober Reverbatape Unit, described on page 15. There is also an optional Spinet Percussion unit; and the rhythm effects of the Organ Dynabeat will add to your enjoyment if you play light music. A rotating Leslie Organ Speaker - when used in addition to a good standard speaker system - will add greatly to the theatrical effect. All these items are described elsewhere and can be added at any time after the organ is complete.
 

SPECIFICATION

SWELL (Upper Manual)
Tibia 16'
Cello 16'
Stopped Flute 8'
Salicional 8'
Clarinet 8'
Oboe 8'
Trumpet 8'
Orchestral Flute 4'
Salicet 4'
GREAT (Lower Manual)
Open Diapason 8'
Melodia 8'
Dulciana 8'
Flute 4'
Violina 4'
PEDAL
Open Diapason 16'
Bourdon 16'
Bass Viol 16'
Bass Flute 8'
CONSOLE:
Width: 39-1/4 inches.
Depth: 24 inches.
Height: 35-1/2 inches plus 7-inch music reck.
Bench: Full Length
Weight: About 110 pounds assembled
CONTROLS
Vibrato (variable)
Special Spinet Percussion (optional)
Harpsichord
Celesta
Vibraphone
Piano
Guitar
Hawaiian Guitar
OTHER OPTIONS
Reverbatape Unit
Organ Back
Leslie Organ Speaker
Dynamaster