Updated through online information from anthony meloni. -- I have been maintaining this organ since 2001. I have performed a substantial amount of restorative work to the organ, including replacement of sagging pipe resonators, and continuous maintenance. I will be removing all pipework in March 2014 for a thorough cleaning, and releathering of offset chests.
Update through information posted to PIPORG-L April 26, 2009: -- Termites don't eat mahogany. Oak on the other hand, they eat for breakfast, unless it is specially treated. ...
The Walker at Kamehameha School Chapel has a case which is made entirely of Koa, a local wood. As a point of interest, while oak and mahogany may sell for about $4-6.00 per board ft., Koa sells for about $40.00 per board ft. But when you own Koa forests like the Kamehameha Schools, this is not really an issue. It is also used for furniture, and is quite beautiful ... .
Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner.
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