"Huelgas"

Portative Organ "Huelgas"

26 pipes: b- chromatic - c3
(upon request: 28 pipes b-d3)

Dimensions: appr. 92 x 42 x 18 cm
Weight: appr. 8.5 kg

This portative organ, developed after a small painting showing F. Landini (Squarcialupi-Codex), offers all possibilities of a professional instrument:

Wide, close to fully chromatic range of tones of more than 2 octaves; powerful-dynamic sound, made for expressive play and fascinating sound effects.

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

All keys can be individually (also several at once) stopped as drones by means of adjustable drone levers.

The decorated and engraved frame is made of beautiful, robust maple wood; oiled, slightly varnished. If desired, available in the attractive ‘flamed maple’ or other types of wood, like cherry, nutwood, or black fen oak.

Wooden pipes are made of cedar with cherry front, and metal pipes are made of a tin/lead alloy. Powerful, full sound rich in overtones.; Tuning sleeves made of parchment; other materials upon request. Pitch: a=440Hz (or as desired; for more information please email me).

Tone range extension

Upon request, you can get the low notes tunable to a0, b/bflat, c1, ("short octave") instead of b0, c1, c#1, by using our special detachable sleeves; also, we are able to build the upper three pipes tunable for reaching the high note d3 for a maximum of flexinility in the high and low tone range.

26 pipes: b, c1-chromatic- a2, bflat2/b2, b2/c3, c3/d3.

Otherwise we can add 2 pipes/keys c#3 and d3 (28 instead of 26 pipes), too.

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

Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information about these useful extensions.


The keys (either a piano-type or a button-type keyboard is available) are made of selected fruit-tree wood and maple.

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

Useful Extras:
Types of wood Drone levers Air release from bellows Carrying handles Set of Detachable Sleeves Transposing Keyboard Special requests

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