From time to time, the Chapter is notified about instruments which come on the market in the local community. Those organs, both electronic and pipe, etc., will be listed here as information is available. The Chapter makes no warranty as to the condition of the instrument, and is not qualified to appraise any instruments for their potential market value. If one of these instruments are of interest to you, we encourage to make contact with the posted owners to determine further your interest in acquiring an organ for your home, church, or school.
We also accept listings from members who have other instruments for sale. Please contact the member directly if you are interested in the instrument.
Holtkamp “Martini” pipe organ
This Holtkamp “Martini” residence organ [the last one built by them] is in pristine shape, originally made and purchased in 1984 as a practice instrument. It has been played by only the original purchaser and the current owner who is a professional church organist and therefore continues to be a fine practice organ. The Holtkamp Martini has been revered as a versatile practice instrument for decades. OCH executive director John Bishop remembers hundreds of hours of work on such an instrument in the practice hall at Oberlin. Clear sounds and intimacy with all the organ’s pipes allow for exact hearing of ones touch at the keyboard.
The organ is well-suited for use in a small church or chapel. Easily adaptable to fit under a nine-foot ceiling, the Martini is also the perfect cocktail-hour entertainment in the well-appointed home. The casework is plain sliced Red Oak with a natural finish. Correspondence with Holtkamp in 2008 indicated that the leathers on this electro-pneumatic organ should last for another 25 years. The current owner Cleis Jordan, acquired this organ in 2008.
Restored Wicks Op. 1210 Pipe Organ
The organ requires a chambered floor-space of 11 feet wide by 14 feet deep with headroom of 11 feet minimum. The walnut finish console requires an additional 5 feet by 5.5 feet floor-space external to the chamber.
The console has two upper manuals (Great and Swell), lower full pedal, crescendo, and swell control pedals. The organ includes swell shutters for installation into a suitable chamber.
Current Location: Cedar Crest, NM (Near Albuquerque)
The resources (438 pipes + 20 Chimes) included in the organ are:
8′ Melodia (73 pipes)
8′ Salicional (73 pipes)
8′ Diapason (73 pipes)
8′ Dulciana (61 pipes)
4′ Vox Celeste (49 pipes)
8′ Flute (85 pipes)
16′ Bourdon (12 pipes) (bass extension to the Melodia rank)
16′ Lieblich/Gedeckt (12 pipes) (bass extension to the Flute rank)
Chimes (20 tubes)
The pipe organ is a “unified” instrument, which implies resource “borrowing” to facilitate the various stops that are available. To see the stop list, please visit: The Diapason Classifieds
Wurlitzer Spinet Piano with bench
The Wurlitzer family were German instrument makers dating back to the 17th century with Hans Andreas Wurlitzer, a violin maker. By the 1900s Wurlitzer had factories in DeKalb, Illinois (grand pianos) and North Tonawanda, NY (upright pianos). In 1985 Wurlitzer purchased the Chickering name and all the assets of the Aeolian Corp. Memphis, TN factory when Aeolian went out of business. In 1995 Baldwin purchased Wurlitzer and Chickering. In 2001, the Baldwin, Chickering and Wurlitzer names were purchased by the Gibson musical instrument company. Wurlitzer upright pianos were then discontinued in 2003, essentially replaced by the Ellington, and then Hamilton line (made in China) in 2004.
Good condition older piano. Ideal beginners piano. Offers in range $400 to $100. Contact Gloria Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 771-0540
Steinway piano. (It’s the 1891 Steinway-fully rebuilt.)
This historic instrument was rebuilt in 2015-2016. Unlike many others this complete rebuild comes with all new action parts: hammers, whippens, back action,new strings, bridge caps, pinblock, and action felt. It has a custom soundboard designed by top re-builder Nick Gravagne, personally signed and with authentication stamp. Cabinet completely refinished in original ebony satin. All work on the piano done by former Steinway employee. It retains the original three-bridge design and the original ivories which are in excellent condition. Ivory inspection report allows for legal sale across state lines. Comes with custom made padded nylon cover, duet bench, adjustable artist bench and humidity control system. The delicate, responsive touch makes for subtle expressiveness across the range. The resonant bass is especially well-suited for music of the Romantic period. It has been lovingly and carefully maintained by top-notch RPTs. Downsizing won’t permit me to have two Steinways at home.