Continuo Organs

The innovative design of our one-stop continuo organ balances classical joinery and building practice with modern materials to produce a portable, stable, and affordable instrument. The casework is ruggedly constructed using mortise and tenon framing with dovetail carcass work. The mechanism and pipework are constructed of poplar and cherry hardwoods and Baltic birch plywood. All elements are carefully and consistently finished to minimize humidity changes. A lift top allows easy access to the pipes, which are winded without tubing to improve focus and eliminate turbulence.

The ebony and bone keyboard— placed at a comfortable height to play while standing or seated—sits atop a simple, responsive key action. Oversized pallets and simulated wind consumption produce a comfortable key pluck. The keyboard retracts inside the casework for protection during movement and storage.

A retractable dolly is built in the base around the wind system to move the instrument easily on flat surfaces. The instrument is lightweight with a low center of gravity. With retractable lifting handles, two people can comfortably and safely carry it up stairs.


Special features include:

  • 55 pipes for full-compass use of both A-415 and -440
  • Adjustable angle music rack
  • Quilted slip cover to protect organ during storage or transport
  • Interchangeable length power cords for various venues

One-Stop Continuo Organ

Series of Four Organs

Franciscan University
Steubenville, Ohio

Private residence in:

Dallas, Texas

The Church Home

Chicago, Illinois

Lutheran School of

Theology at Chicago

 

Manual
8 Bourdon

(55 pipes)

Transposable: A-392, -415, -440

-466, -494

Key compass: 54 notes C-f'''

Dimensions: 43" w, 37" h, 18" d

Weight: organ/keyboard/pipes 180 lbs

base/blower/bellows   80 lbs

 

LSTC photos

Church Home photos

Dallas photos

Steubenville photos

Construction photos

_____________________________

Wahl Organbuilders has published a book documenting the design and construction of these instruments.

You can preview the first fifteen pages or purchase the book . Click on the cover to go to the publisher's site.

_____________________________