"Columba"

Portative Organ "Columba"
– "pigeon's egg measure" –

22 pipes: b- chromatic - g2, a2

Dimensions: appr. 94 x 42 x 18 cm
Weight: appr. 9 kg

This "pigeon's egg" portative organ, follows medieval sources imparting the idea of an equal scaled pipe's diametre, and it offers all possibilities of a professional instrument.

Wide, close to fully chromatic range of tones of 2 octaves; powerful-dynamic sound, made for expressive play and fascinating sound effects. A set of two additional low exchange pipes g and a can be added.

All the above features with minimal weight and high mechanical stability at the same time.

The decorated and engraved frame is made after the small Romanic period Saint John Cathedral, Schwäbisch Gmünd: made of oiled nutwood, cherry or maple.

If desired, also available in the attractive ‘flamed maple’ or other interesting types of wood.

The pipes are made of a lead/tin alloy.

The two large extra-pipes g0 and a0 offer the possibility of a "short octave",
e.g.: g, a, b/bb, c1, d1...)
The carrying case has got a padded extra space for these two pipes.

Due to that special pipe's measure, this organetto offers a very powerful and natural, special sound, changing from the low to the high notes; Tuning sleeves made of parchment; other materials upon request. Pitch: a=440Hz (or as desired; for more information please contact me).

The keys (either a piano-type or a button-type keyboard is available) are made of selected fruit-tree wood and maple.
All keys can be individually (also several at once) stopped as drones by means of adjustable drone levers.

For a quick and easy transposition, e.g. 440 Hz - 466 Hz, you can get a "transposing keyboard" as an option.


The large bellows is made of white sheepskin, cherry and maple; if desired, with mechanism to quickly release the air from the bellows.

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Useful Extras:
Types of wood Drone levers Air release from bellows Carrying handles Special requests

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