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George Miller (2018)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4939, 1970)

Location:

Residence: Elizabeth Jones Hostetter
990 Hillwood Drive
Guntersville, AL 35976 US
Family Room
Organ ID: 62853

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Elizabeth Hostetter on April 20, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 2 ranks. 158 pipes. 2 manuals. 9 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 9
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 25, 2019.
Database Manager on June 25, 2019:

Updated by Elizabeth Hostetter

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 26, 2019.

Database Manager on May 16, 2019:

Updated by Elizabeth Hostetter, who maintains the organ.

George Miller, Miller Pipe Organ Services, Buford, GA, who moved it, closed the pipe toes, revoiced the organ, and releathered the stoppers for wood pipes in the Summer 2018.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 17, 2019.

Database Manager on July 14, 2018:

Updated by Elizabeth Jones Hostetter, who gave this as the source of the information: I just purchased this organ from the original owner's estate. I knew her and have the contract.
The organ is located in the middle of a large family room with high ceilings. I knew the original owner, Gayle Martin, who was a mentor to me in the 1970s when I was a young teacher. She was a nationally certified piano teacher and an outstanding and devoted member of Alabama Music Teachers Association of MTNA. She died April 19, 2018, age 97 in Gadsden, AL. I am honored to be able to now own the organ she loved since 1970.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on July 13, 2018:

This entry describes a new home for an organ that was relocated without either tonal or mechanical changes.
Identified by Elizabeth Jones Hostetter

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Original contract with 1970 sale to Gayle Martin, Gadsden, AL: Open In New Tab Digital scan of a published document, courtesy of Elizabeth Jones Hostetter. Originally published 1970-06-10
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Stoplist taken from the console and contract specifications.: Open In New Tab Original document from Elizabeth Jones Hostetter. Originally published 2018-07-20
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Original Contract, 1970: Open In New Tab Detailed specification
Document created on 1970-06-10
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Elizabeth Jones Hostetter. Taken on 2018-07-13

Console and Pipes: Photograph by Elizabeth Jones Hostetter. Taken on 2018-07-13

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