Our Sherwood series consoles have evolved from customer desires for smaller, higher spec virtual organs than is typically possible to achieve with a repurposed console. They are built in two pieces to allow easier transport and installation, especially if you wanted the organ upstairs.

We use a mixture of solid hard woods, and high quality real wood veneered MDF with contrasting hard wood trim to give our consoles a high quality feel. The simple design allows us to keep the cost at a reasonable level.

We use a mix of new and second hand components as appropriate.

The details are customisable to your needs. See the pictures for inspiration, and contact us for details and pricing. More pictures will be added as we create more organs!

Sherwood Series Consoles

This is a typical example of our Sherwood design. This one is made from cherry veneer and solid red oak. We like contrasting woods. It is fitted with Fatar TP/60 keyboards and a refinished redundant pipe organ pedal board. Twin touchscreens allow easy stop control with multiple sample sets. The computer is concealed inside the case.

This is similar to the above but with 3 manuals. Oak with walnut trim. The pedalboard and bench came from a Norwich organ.

We can also offer a painted finish in any colour. The owner of this organ is a railway as well as organ enthusiast, so the organ is painted in the red of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Of course there are several historic European organs that are also red.

Another variation on a theme. This customer didn't want a pedalboard, so we made the organ without.

This was the first of this type of console we built. Easing gently into it! The customer was interested only in playing baroque music on a simple organ, so that is what we provided. No playing aids at all! The keyboards came from a redundant pipe organ and the pedalboard from a Norwich electronic. The Norwich organs had some of the best pedalboards we've ever seen. The organ also went upstairs in a spare bedroom, so the split case was vital.

Custom consoles

This customer wanted his Hauptwerk experience to be as close to a normal organ as possible. We made this brand new console out of mainly solid sapele and oak, with veneered panels. The keyboards and pedals are from a local redundant organ, and we fitted second hand drawstop mechanisms fitted with a new set of knobs. A display screen shows Hauptwerk stepper information, so there's no need to see the computer screen, which is hidden behind the music rest. It also has locking doors and a lid to hide it away when young family members come to visit.
We can make custom consoles constrained only by one's imagination and budget. This one using recycled pipe organ keyboards and all new woodwork, based around the Armley Schulze sample set. The display pipes really make sure it dominates the room!

Please get in touch for any Hauptwerk related enquiries. You can email us on info@nottinghammidiorgans.co.uk or phone us on 07790 001256.

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