How much is a pipe organ worth?

The cost of a pipe organ can be as low as $30,000.00 for a used instrument relocated to a new home, to millions of dollars for a new instrument built for a major church or concert hall. The range of cost for a pipe organ for a small to medium sized church is in the area of $200,000.00 – 850,000.00.

Are old organs worth any money?

Unfortunately, today, the value of unrestored antique pump organs is next to nothing. Maybe a few hundred dollars, if that. Many pump organ owners cannot even give their organs away let alone sell them and many end up as landfill.

Is there a market for pipe organs?

As has been true for centuries, churches are the primary market for new pipe organs. In a typical year 85% of new pipe organs are installed in churches.

Where is the oldest pipe organ?

Basilica of Valère
With 12 of its pipes dating from around 1435, the oldest playable pipe organ in the world is located at the fortified Basilica of Valère in Sion, Switzerland. The organ’s pipes were arranged to form a rough outline of a church; the larger ones forming two towers, and the smaller ones creating a triangular church roof.

How much does the biggest pipe organ cost?

Purchase and installation of a well-built new pipe organ can be costly—–some $15 – $20,000 per rank on a new instrument—-and even an average-sized organ of 35 to 40 ranks can push total cost into the $750,000 range and higher.

What do you do with old organs?

Some great places to donate an old piano, organ, or just about any other instrument would be organizations such as churches, school music departments, and music programs.

What is the longest organ pipe?

The largest organ pipe is 64 feet or 19,5 meters. There are two instruments that have a full-length 64’stop. The first one is the Midmer-Losh organ at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The second one is the Pogson organ in the Organ Sydney Town Hall.

Where is the world’s largest pipe organ?

Atlantic City
The console of the 1932 Midmer-Losh organ at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the largest organ in the world….The Largest Organs in the World.

No 1
City Atlantic City, NJ
Place Boardwalk Hall
Manuals 7
Stops 381

Why buy a pipe organ from och?

Over the last five decades OCH has been involved in the sale and relocation of more the 2000 pipe organs. There are several good reasons to offer a pipe organ for sale: – A new organ has been commissioned and the old one must be removed. – The building is to be renovated.

What happened to the old organ?

The organ was lightly used, and has not been used for nearly ten years. The console is stored behind the “stage.” Note that those stops shown on specifications without pipe counts have been prepared for. Maybe the installation at your church will be the perfect to add those voices. Click here to download specifications.

Why don’t we have an organ for sale?

– The building has been purchased by a congregation whose worship style never has and likely never will require a pipe organ. We feel that it’s unwise to offer an organ for sale because “we can’t find an organist,” because “it’s too expensive to maintain,” or because “we’re using contemporary styles of worship.”

Do you offer a compact organ from one of our greatest builders?

We’re happy to offer a compact instrument from one of our greatest organ builders. The “Positiv” was a later addition, and is located under the exposed Great behind the green curtain. Add an expression enclosure and you’ll really have something. Henry Erben, 1840. Available immediately. Click here to view specifications.