Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Owner (1975)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1726, 1927)

Location:

Organ Stop Pizza
1149 E. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85204 US
Organ ID: 35570

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Restaurants
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 23 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 24, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This organ began life as a Wurlitzer 3/15 260SP (Opus 1726) built in 1927 for the Denver Theatre in Denver, Colorado. It was purchased by Organ Stop Pizza in the early 1970s, and its restoration, enlargement, and installation completed in 1975...then 23 ranks. In 1997 it got a new 4-manual console, and has been enlarged bit-by-bit over the years. It now has around 6000 pipes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Restaurant interior: Photo by Ryan Lander. Taken on 2009-01-04

Console: Photo by Ryan Lander. Taken on 2009-01-04

Unenclosed percussions: Photo by Ryan Lander. Taken on 2009-01-04

Organ chamber: Photo by Ryan Lander. Taken on 2009-01-04

En chamade: Photo by Ryan Lander. Taken on 2009-01-04

32' Diaphones: Photo by Ryan Lander. Taken on 2009-01-04

Menu: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1997-02-12

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