Our design and tonal philosophy is to create and voice instruments in a style that is distinctly our own, with no pretense of copying one school or historical design. Our goal is to blend general contemporary American ideas with our own concepts based on research into other organ-building traditions.
New Pipe Organs
Our new organs feature Quimby Pipe Organs’ Blackinton style electro-pneumatic slider windchests, which allow the pipes to speak clearly and practically instantaneously. Our instruments are designed to be “service-friendly” – to provide easy access of tuning and maintenance, giving dependable and reliable service for many generations to come.
Rebuilding & Restoration
Restoration projects offer us the opportunity to observe and document successful approaches of other master organ builders, ultimately influencing our own work.
We maintain an inherent respect for the historic integrity of existing instruments, while also taking into consideration client-developed goals for any restoration or rebuild project.
ST. BERNARD'S PARISH
The organ was built in 1917 for the Portland Municipal Auditorium, Portland, Oregon. In 1971 the organ was relocated to Alpenrose Dairy and installed in the Dairyland Opera House where it remained until its removal in May 2021. The instrument is now in process of being restored and installed in St. Bernard’s Parish, Madison. Relocation of Ernest M. Skinner four-manual/50 rank Opus 265.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
First United Methodist Church of Athens, Georgia, is home to the newest instrument by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., of Warrensburg, Missouri. The four-manual 68-rank pipe organ, Opus 77, was created through the collaboration of Michael Quimby, president and tonal director and T. Daniel Hancock, former president, and designer, of Quimby Pipe Organs, James F. Mellichamp, president and professor of music, Piedmont College, Athens, Georgia, consultant, Stephen Mitchell, director of music, and Janis Maxwell, organist.
THE ART OF SCHEDULING MAINTENANCE
When scheduling a tuning and maintenance visit, it sometimes takes a while for it to occur; so, we thought we would enlighten you with an explanation of the process of scheduling your tuning and maintenance service visit.
Michael Quimby shares a bit of his rich background and history in this interview with Dr. Carol Williams, a British-born international organist and composer.
Listen to the Quimby sound as Ken Cowan plays Wagner on the Quimby Pipe Organ at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego, California.
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