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A Technical Guide to the Organ

This guide is designed to help architects, church planners, organists, and those interested in organ building with the proper technical information for success in organ building and matching an organ to it's new home.  At Wicks, we work closely with every customer to make sure each instrument we build is perfectly suited to the room in which it will take residence, and this guide is a tool we use to ensure customers are fully informed of their responsibilities to prepare for the installation of a Wicks organ.  This publication is also available in print.

Information in this guide pertains only to Wicks organs, and may not be suitable for organs built by other companies.  The information is accurate for most instruments and situations, and may not be correct for all situations.  Before preparing to buy or install a pipe organ, please contact us at organs@wicks.com.

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Recent News:
Dec 20
Wicks announces Holiday Break
May 2
"Party on the Pipes" visits Wicks
Apr 5
Guest AGO Members Treated to Opus 6436 Ready for Installation
Nov 9
Wicks announces Tom Briggs as management consultant
Oct 12
Organ Dedication, October 15th
Recent Installations & Rebuilds:
6434 First United Methodist Church, Hampton, Virginia
6430 St. Cecilia's Convent, Nashville, Tennesee
6428 First Methodist Church, Waxahachie, Texas
6427 Holy Child Parish, Bridgeville, PA
6426 Church of St. Gabriel, Cincinnati, Ohio