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Pipework

The pipework in your instrument is handled by various employees throughout the company. After the pipework is manufactured, it is sized and measured so the wind chests for the new instrument may be produced. As that data is being entered into the CAD software, the pipework is placed in protected storage until the chests are built and ready to test.

After that production is complete, the pipe work is placed upon the chests and checked for size. While waiting for production, the pipework is also removed from each crate and inspected on the voicing machine. Any errors in manufacture or discrepancies are resolved at this time. After the instrument has been erected and tested in our facility, the pipework is packed, shipped on our trucks, and installed into the new instrument in your church.

Voicing Facility

At the A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company, we house a complete voicing facility.  We are able to voice new pipe work as well as re-voice old pipe work in this area. We have the capability to disassemble and restore reeds such as a Trumpet, Oboe, Clarinet, Fagotto, or even a Trumpet en Chamade. Each pipe receives ample individual attention to insure each instrument meets and exceeds our strict tonal standards.

Mr. John Tanner is our resident voicer as well as Vice President of Production. He uses the voicing machine, pictured here, to test each rank of a project, whether it be a new instrument or a rebuild or restoration. We are the only pipe organ manufacturer in the Southeastern United States with facilities that can produce at this level.