About Martin Butter Martin Butter Klavierinstrumentmaker Clavichord

House Organs/Chest Organs

At a young age I was fascinated by house organs. When I was 18 I devoured the book by A.J. Gierveld “The Dutch House Organ in the 17th and 18th Centuries”.

Later, books were added to this, for example, on the work of the organ maker Andreas Manderscheidt.

Over time, with the background of this knowledge, I have built a number of house and chest organs and also restored a number of historic house organs.

Because I like the sound result, I like to use the method and materials that the old masters also used and used for organs and harpsichords.

That is why I do not use modern glues and materials such as synthetic glues and plywood.