Opus 737 “Special Orchestral Organ”, 1927
Price: FREE! (Conditions and limitations apply)
This organ is being made available for FREE to any charitable group or organization whom will commit to installing it in a public venue (theatre, PAC, church, hall etc) where the previous owner’s current and future family may go to enjoy their late grandfathers pride and joy. For private individuals whom may seek to acquire the instrument for their private use, the family is asking $15,000. This instrument is offered AS-IS.
Contracted and built for the Masonic Temple Association of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1927, this instrument eventually found its way to Mr. Charles Anderson, whom installed it in his home in Boulder City, NV overlooking Lake Mead.
While in Mr. Anderson’s home, the organ was restored and augmented with digital voices (via Hauptwerk we assume, there is a PC with the organ, which had been disconnected before we removed the instrument) and operating with an Opus 2 relay system. A new main chest shell was constructed around the original toeboards and Wicks Direct Electric Action. One blank toeboard for a 8th rank was provided for (Trumpet). Traps, percussion and swell motors were all restored as was the original Wicks Blower. The console was refinished and rebuilt using Syndyne stop actions, pull out drawers were also added to accommodate the new digital traps and effects. The original façade (very handsome) from the Masonic Hall remains with the instrument and was installed with the instrument in its Nevada home.
This instrument is currently in storage at Wicks Organ Company, Highland, IL.
More information and photos to follow. Stay tuned.