Latest New Organ
Opus 117, Griffin Residence
Harpswell, Maine


Latest Rebuild
Opus R345, Christ Episcopal
Charlottesville, Virginia


Latest Restoration
Opus R474, St. Peter's Church
Haverstraw, New York


Announcements

Flute & Organ Concert
Saint Anna's Chapel
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4:00 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 166 High Street, Newburyport, presents Joyce Painter Rice, organ, and Martha Woodward, flute, in a program of music for flute and organ. The concert, in St. Anna's Chapel, will feature the chapel's 1863 William Stevens organ restored by us in 2013.
Nantucket Hutchings Organ
Reinstalled and Playing
On May 11,  the rebuilt and enlarged Hutchings-Votey organ returned to St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Nantucket. Following the Sunday service, 40+ parishioners unloaded all the parts into the church in less than an hour!  Matthew Bellocchio, Ryan Bartosiewicz and Andy Hagberg erected the instrument during the next two weeks. Robert Newton, Don Glover and Ryan Bartosiewicz did the tonal finishing in the following weeks. The project was completed in time for the dedication of the new, handicapped accessible entrance wing on Sunday, June 29. Click here to see the church's newsletter article with pictures of the organ's unloading and installation.
J. Reilly Lewis Organ Recital
Gettysburg, PA
Sun., Oct 12, at 4:00 PM
Music, Gettysburg! presents J. Reilly Lewis in recital on Andover Opus 84 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA. FREE.
Opus R-205B
Reinstallation Video
Last summer (2013) we restored the 1895 (II/9) Hutchings organ at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton in Stow, MA. A church member made a stop-action video of Jonathan Ross and Andrew Hagberg reinstalling the pipework. Click here to see the video.
Nantucket Hutchings Organ
Removal Pictures
In October 2013 we removed the 1902 Hutchings-Votey organ, Opus 1473, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Nantucket, MA for rebuilding. This rebuilding was part of a major church renovation project which included the construction a new handicapped accessible entrance wing. A church member photographed the organ's removal and produced an illustrated article for the church's newsletter. Click here to read the article.
Two Large Organs For Sale
Two large, very fine two-manual organs are now for sale: an 1859 E. & G. G. Hook, Opus 244, with 25 stops (30 ranks); and an 1874 Johnson & Son, Opus 440, with 23 stops (28 ranks).  Both instruments date from the golden age of their respective builders.  Further details are available in our Organs For Sale section.
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Restored and Rebuilt Organs

A mechanical action pipe organ is a long-term investment which, with periodic restoration or rebuilding, can give centuries of service. Andover’s reputation as the leading restorer of historic 19th century American organs is unrivaled.

As the criteria for what constitutes an "historic" organ have evolved with changes in time and taste, we are increasingly called upon to restore "modern" historic organs. We lavish the same care and attention to detail on these 20th Century tracker and electro-pneumatic instruments as we do on 19th Century organs.

We are also adept at rebuilding existing instruments, to help them achieve their full mechanical and musical potential. Occasionally, an instrument's usefulness can be greatly improved by some judicious tonal changes or additions. We take great pride in skillfully blending the new with the old. The end result can be the functional equivalent of a new instrument, but for far less cost.

Below are links to articles about recently completed rebuilds and restorations. You may also view the longer Opus List Of Restored And Rebuilt Organs By State.

Partial Opus List Of Restored And Rebuilt Organs By State