Description: Organ - Pipe Organ,Tracker, 5 Stops A=440/A=415, 51 Notes
This small tracker organ was built in 1966 by the Andover Organ Company of Methuen, MA for the Bradford College, a small liberal arts school in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
This instrument has been well maintained throughout its life. When the school closed in 2002 I bought this instrument and had it returned to concert ready condition by Juget-Sinclair Organbuilders of Montreal. It has subsequently been maintained by them and was revoiced in the winter of 2003.
It is currently being used as a continuo instrument for in-home concerts but it has enough volume for a medium-sized hall or a church. It would be well suited to a professional musician, a serious student or a dedicated amateur player as a home or studio instrument. Its small size and portability would make it admirably suited to a professional or amateur touring ensemble, a seasonal church or music camp, a school or a summer music academy. It would make a fine addition to a music festival or concert venue that would like to have its own small organ. While I have it tuned to A=415, it could easily be brought back to A=440 (modern pitch) if desired infact this is its "native" pitch.
The casework is all in cherry. The panel doors slide closed and can be locked -- even the original lock and key from 1966!
Although small, this organ is the real thing. The C-d''' (51 notes) compass and 5 stops make it ideal for continuo and for organ literature from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries -- John Bull, Sweelinck, Pachelbel, Kerl, and even much of Bach.
8' Gedeckt (all wood, wood stoppers)
4' Rohrflote (tin alloy, tin head stoppers)
2' Principal (tin alloy, tin collar stoppers)
I/V Mixture (tin alloy, tin collar stoppers)
Also included is an 8' Regal (reed) stop, including blower board which replaces the 2' Principal and a complete set of 51 regal pipes. All of these pipes work, however they will require some maintenance.
Meidinger blower, appears to have been replaced in the last few years. This blower alone is worth approximately $2,500.00.
As you can see, it is quite small.
Dimensions: height 93" width 66" depth 33" weight: 350 lbs approximately / 2.36m x 1.68m x .84m, mass 160 kg.
The casework can be disassembled for transport or storage quite easily. The bottom 6 notes of the Gedeckt stop are on a side chamber which can be removed when the case work is taken off. Included with the instrument are five pipe trays, boxes for storing the pipes for transport. I moved this instrument myself all the disassembly and reassembly was done easily as all the pipes are individually labeled.The casework comes off easily with a screwdriver and can be reassembled in about 15 minutes.
Shipping will be by freight, and depending upon method/location/speed can vary dramatically. Please inquire if you need a rate and I will provide information.
Also available for local pickup at no charge.