Opus 106 during construction, 2004.

Its design is one of the favorite tracker action organ of Martin Ott. Phytomorphic in architecture, Opus 106 was conceived essentially with computer aided design (CAD), the pipe facade incorporate a vine that grows into three branches.

Martin shows slider chest pallets with new leather during a restoration of Paul Ott instrument.

Fire Destroys Opus 34.

Fire can do great damage to an organ. The intense heat from the fire will destroy pipes. The wood case will burn. Sprinkler systems are also equally damaging. Adding water to the mix usually causes more damage to the organ than the fire. Some of the old casework was restorable and found new life in Opus 102. Some pipes were salvageable.


Oct 15, 02:17 am

Building new tracker organs

The Martin Ott Company welcomes order for new commissions for one and two manual mechanical action organs.

In 2010 Martin Ott purchased a new but smaller facility in St Louis. The organ company is now located at this new workshop to continue the tradition to build reliable, visually and tonally attractive mechanical action pipe organs.

The Ott firm services its instruments throughout North America. Several of the Ott instruments had preparation for additional organ stops; the goal is to finish these instruments on an ongoing business in addition to pursue new commissions.

Each instrument is totally assembled in our workshop prior to be dismantled and rebuild on location. Please see our section on methods to know more about our building standards.

Nathanael Ritz



Photo: Opus 106 console by Thorsten Ott ©

1890 Pfeffer organ restored in 2001. (Photo source: Shrine of St. Joseph)

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