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PO Box 838
Lithonia GA 30058
We proudly offer unparalleled tuning and maintenance to churches, schools, theatres, and homes across a vast portion of the Southeast. Our professional tuning and maintenance staff practice complete and thorough tuning methods, as well as perform a variety of repairs onsite.
If you are not currently a member of the Schlueter family of instruments, we are always excited to survey your instrument as well as issue a competitive tuning rate to ensure your instrument is properly maintained so that it will provide continuous service for an extended period of time. Should any larger repairs become necessary, our staff will provide you with complete information about your instrument and assist you in forming a reasonable plan for the repair.
Our professional tuning and service staff work with time-honored techniques. We guarantee our tunings for up to a week after the tuning occurs. If you find an error in tuning within this time period, we will return to fix it free-of-charge (certain restrictions apply). Our tuning staff is bonded and insured for the safety of your organ and facility.
Our firm is able to provide unparalleled tuning and maintenance service due to the fact we have an entire staff dedicated solely to your instrument. Whereas smaller firms must stop production each tuning season, our dedicated tuning and maintenance team are available any time to assist you with your tuning and maintenance issues. They are also experienced in writing proposals to address your changing needs and to offer various options to meet the needs of your music ministry.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in becoming a new client for tuning and maintenance of your instrument. We will be glad to incorporate your instrument into one of our many tuning circuits.
Occasionally we at the Schlueter Pipe Organ Company Service Department answer the telephone and hear the “anguished” cry of a customer whose organ is terribly out of tune with itself, or with the piano. Their demand is to know why this has happened, since the organ was quite recently tuned. The conversation often continues with our learning that on the day that the organ was tuned that the heat or the air conditioning had not been turned
on soon enough for the room, and therefore the air around the organ pipes, to reach the temperature at which the services are usually held, or that the piano tuner did not pitch the piano to the organ.
It is essential and very helpful to make every effort to see that the persons responsible for the music and the persons responsible for setting the thermostats understand the REQUIREMENT that the organ tuning take place while the room is at the same temperature as when it will be played. The need for this is NOT for the comfort of the tuning team. Tuning the organ while the room is at 65° or 85°, and playing it while the room is at 75° will consistently prove unpleasant to most listeners. Even a five-degree difference can be “painful”. A piano tuner MUST take his starting pitch from the organ, and AFTER the organ has been tuned.
We would like to welcome our new clients to the A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Family. We look forward to serving you. If you are not currently a client, please contact us for a tuning and service estimate.
No problem! We can tune your instrument in over 100 historic and modern temperaments, whether it is maintaining your existing temperament, or setting a new one, at the price of a simple organ re-pitch!
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