Pipe Organ Design - Schantz Organ Company
Designing an Organ

The construction of a pipe organ of the highest quality begins with careful planning.

Beginning with initial designs for prospective clients through the detailed layout drawings from which each individual Schantz organ is constructed, Schantz Organ Company's talented engineering staff oversees every detail.

When preparing a proposal for consideration, an extensive engineering study is completed to assure the instrument can be built utilizing the highest level of mechanical integrity - including ease of access for service and tuning. This initial review may include the completion of a line drawing or a three dimensional proposal drawing depicting the visual conception of the instrument's design. Once commissioned, detailed drawings of each instrument are completed and are utilized in the construction and installation of the new organ.

This photo illustrates the design process.

A photograph of the church with its existing instrument was utilized as the backdrop for a computer generated rendering of our proposed new instrument. The photo below shows the completed instrument after its installation at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Completed Instrument
Designing an Organ