Rebuilding and Restoration:
Martin Ott Pipe Organ Company is also experienced in rebuilding. Existing pipework is used whenever possible. New technology is incorporated if it will extend the organ's life and require less maintenance. Only quality parts are used.
When approaching a historical restoration, we do not alter the organ to represent our style. Our knowledgeable staff is well qualified to restore historic organs. In our restorations, every effort is made to repair the existing parts. When a part is too badly damaged, a copy is made using the same type of materials as the original.
Every effort is made to follow the original builder's intentions thus preserving a piece of history for future generations. We do not alter the tonal design but will restore each stop to a tonally stable and in-tune condition.
In 2001, we restored the 1890 J.G. Pfeffer organ at the Shrine of St. Joseph, St. Louis, MO. This organ is one of the three largest surviving Pfeffer organs.