Johannus installs largest home organ in the U.S.
Representatives of Johannus Orgelbouw Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of digital church organs, recently installed Johannus’ largest private residence organ in the United States!
The organ is a 4-manual Rembrandt 497 SE equivalent to 84 ranks with 1110 watts of power and 393 total voices on board. The organ is cased in the majestic walnut and burl Van Gogh console as one of the many options available to Johannus customers. The organ has wood core-keyboards, 96 turned ebonized-wood drawknobs and a custom stoplist.
I wanted to take this opportunity to compliment you on the absolutely magnificent instrument your company has built for me. Your colleague Van Howard of Florida Organ Works patiently and professionally worked with me to develop a unique detailed vision of a grand home instrument fulfilling a lifetime dream.
Early on, I was impressed to find Johannus was founded and managed by the same family for several generations and clearly passionate about organ building. In looking at other builders I made a very conscious cost/value/quality analysis and quickly found that all organ builders are not equal.
Indeed higher pricing does not always indicate higher quality. In fact, the Johannus Organ Company was able to give me the luxury of choosing a highly customized organ without highly inflated pricing. I was also impressed to find with Johannus nearly every organ is practically custom made in an age where other competitors charge inflated prices for stock organs.
The walnut console is extremely solid and of the highest quality inside and out. The burl accents add an elegant look that is absolutely timeless. The light oak stop jamb panels and turned ebony oak drawknobs are of an exacting caliber.
The keyboards and E.M. Skinner keycheeks are truly elegant. In looking at the competition there is simply no other comparable console as grand as this one available from any other electronic organ builder and stands toe to toe with pipe organ builders.
Moreover, the technology is cutting edge and the sound is purely thrilling, clearly surpassing all expectations. The real-time pipe samples are the best I have ever heard. It truly sounds as good as it looks!
Again thank you for helping me make a dream come true!
In Great Appreciation and Admiration,
Mr. Shannon Lee Fore M.B.A., Orlando, FL.
International Sales Manager -The Dynetech Corporation
Executive Board Member - Central Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists