There is something truly magical about having an instrument that is made up of over 75 glowing valves, feeling the warmth from the valve heaters (and that gorgeous old dusty smell!), and even more amazing are the neon bulbs which light up different parts of the internal circuitry as you play. This type was famously used on Sgt. Pepper, for the intro to 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds', the whirly chromatic organ runs on 'Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite' and various other tracks on later albums such as 'Something' on Abbey Road. Bart took advantage of the seller's inattentiveness on an online auction. She refused Bart's $ 7500 bid. Apparantly, Bart had been the only prospective buyer, and he snatched this collectors item for the starting bid of $ 195. The Lowrey was shipped to The Netherlands, together with two mice nests, of which the former inhabitants ate all the cabels and circuitry. Thorough restoration was needed.