Keyboard? No way! This is a single manual organ! Make no mistake about it.
I'm Cliff Unruh and I have never been more impressed with a Hammond
product than I am with the XK-3c. This organ is fantastic and has
drawn a lot of attention from all quarters. The ability to expand
from a single manual portable organ to two manuals or even a full-B-3
type portable organ makes this the most versatile organ/keyboard on the
market. We have churches that use the XK-3c in the XK Traditional
System. Why? For two reasons. First, of course, is
the cost. The XK-3c is an economical alternative to getting
the sound and feel of the B-3. Second is the adaptability.
Even when its part of an XK-Pro or XK-Traditional System, the
XK-3c can be removed and function as a single manual organ by itself.
For our church customers it provides a full organ for Sunday mornings
and a portable organ for church picnics and other off-site venues.
The same applies for our professional customers who use the XK-3c
on various gigs. Depending on the type of gig, the player has the
choice of taking just the XK-3c or a full XK-Pro System.
For those just starting out, the XK-3c makes sense because of its "growth potential." As the player grows, the system can grow as well. Here is what Hammond Suzuki says about the XK-3c:
KEYBOARD MAGAZINE “Key Buy”! The most versatile organ/keyboard
anywhere. For all practical purposes, the XK-3c is the “Upper Manual”
of a B-3. All the familiar ingredients are there. Reverse Presets,
Chorus- Vibrato on the left, Percussion on the right. A 2-tube preamp,
and full MIDI controller capability are just a few of the features of this beast. The nameplate says “XK-3c” but play it, and you’ll think “B-3”