Musicians consistently tell us that our restored organs are in the best condition and tune that they have ever played.
We can always tell you all about instruments that we sell and restore. As usual we know everything about this one. It has had a COMPLETE restoration by our top reed organ technician, in fact it is from his personal collection.
When we restore something we do not want to go out on warranty repairs. We make sure that every piece of material that can deteriorate is replaced. That way we can warranty the antique instrument for one to five years and know it is VERY UNLIKELY that we will have to go see it for a free repair.
This great sounding organ is completely restored and will not need anything for 30-50 years. Refinished just like the original finish. Includes specially built slant top organ bench just like the orginalfinished to match.
The Philharmonic organ uses larger reeds than the standard organs and while they are not always louder they are fuller sounding. This organ has some major "Whomp" especially when you pull the Sub Bass on. This organ would be appropriate for a small church or chapel but would not overpower a living room.
While originally this organ had a pump handle and a bellows system which used a second person to blow the organ as was standard 100 years ago, decades ago somebody removed all that. They planned to add a vacuum cleaner to run the organ, which is never a good idea. Luckily he did not attach the vacuum cleaner which might have sucked out all the tiny reeds and damaged them. When Duane, my assistant got it he built new pedal feeders and reservoir just like an original would have had. Since the pump handle system was not there to restore, that has been left out.
We can help you set up professional movers for cross country. if you wish to come pick it up yourself you may bring cash. Pickup must be within 30 days of purchase. If you live within 100 miles of Alton IL I can deliver it for a $120. fee. If you are within 20 miles of Alton I will deliver it to your living room for no charge.