African Organs Posted November 13, 2017 Share Posted November 13, 2017 I noted on of the forums about there not being many Smith and Abbott instruments still in the original condition. I am fortunate to play a small 10 rank instrument here in Durban South Africa which has had no tonal change since installation in 1921. We have only maintained the instrument, new leather pouches pipe cleaning and adjustments but no tonal changes. And I agree they are lovely instruments. One of the local builders, Colin Hele, was in one day for a tuning and commented on the cornopean which he stated was the finest he had ever heard. It is in the swell box and with the box closed sounds like an oboe but open the box and it roar much better. Anyone visiting Durban and wanting to try it out contact me and I will make arrangements. Peter Carruthers Stamford Hill Methodist Church Durban. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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