Latest New Organ
Opus 118, First Parish Church
Wayland, Massachusetts


Latest Rebuild
Opus R55D, St. Paul's Episcopal
Nantucket, Massachusetts


Latest Restoration
Opus R490, St. Anna's Chapel
Newburyport, Massachusetts


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AOC 2016 NEWSLETTER
Now Posted Online
January 01, 2017
CLICK HERE to read the online version of Andover's 2016 Newsletter.
Round Lake Organ
is designated a
National Historic Landmark
On January 11, 2017 the 3 manual 1847 Davis & Ferris Organ in the Round Lake (NY) Auditorium was officially designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. It is the first pipe organ to receive this designation. Andover has maintained the organ since the 1960s.
1906 Jesse Woodberry
Organ Restoration
Lowell, Massachusetts
Andover has been contracted to restore the 1906 Jesse Woodberry organ at St. Patrick’s Church in Lowell, MA. With 3 manuals and 56 ranks, it is the largest organ built by Woodberry, and the largest surviving pipe organ in the City of Lowell. The instrument has been unplayable for nearly a decade. The project will be done in three stages (Console & Choir; Swell; Great & Pedal) over three years, starting this spring, with completion by early 2020.
David Higgs Recital
Christ Lutheran Church
Baltimore, Maryland
Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2:30 PM
Christ  Church will present a recital by distinguished American concert organist and teacher, David Higgs, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Andover Opus 114. Free Admission. Click here for more information.
Nathan Laube Recital
Saint Joseph Cathedral
Buffalo, New York
Sunday, April 23, at 4:30 PM
 St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, will present a recital by internationally renowned American concert organist Nathan Laube to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Andover's rebuild (Opus R-328) of the cathedral's historic 1876 E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings organ.
Opus R-500 Featured in
October 2015 TAO Magazine
Opus R-500, at Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, is the cover feature article in the October 2015 issue of The American Organist, the national magazine of the American Guild of Organists. CLICK HERE to see the cover picture.  CLICK HERE to read the article about the rebuilding of the organ.
AOC 2015 NEWSLETTER
CLICK HERE to read the online version of Andover's 2015 Newsletter.
1892 Woodberry & Harris
Organ Restoration - Charlestown, MA
Click here to read the Charlestown Patch article about our current  restoration of the historic 3m Woodberry & Harris organ at St. Mary - St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Charlestown.
Opus R-205B
Reinstallation Video
In 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.
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