Immaculate Example: Wyvern C232 organ
Gloss mahogany finish with matching, hinged-top bench seat
Two-manual, 61 note keyboards
32 note radiating concave pedalboard
31 speaking stops with 5 thumb pistons per manual
Headphone socket - play/practice in silence!
Go to website www.wyvernorgans.co.uk for fuller details of this brand of instrument to gauge build and musical quality.
SIMILAR ITEM RECENTLY SOLD ON DEDICATED WEBSITE ADVERTISED AT £2,995.00
This was my mother's pride and joy. She was church organist at two local parish churches as well as guest organist at others in the district. This was her 'at-home' luxury. It is in immaculate condition and would be a wonderful addition to any church, church hall or other venue, as well as a fantastic instrument for the home playing expert or enthusiast.
Interested parties are welcome to arrange trial play session at current location. Email me for location details and access arrangements.
THIS IS A SUBSTANTIAL, HEAVY ITEM WHICH COMES IN THREE MAIN SECTIONS - ORGAN, FOOTBOARD AND SEAT.
IT IS AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION ONLY AND WILL REQUIRE A VEHICLE OF AT LEAST TRANSIT VAN SIZE TO TRANSPORT
THE WEIGHT OF THE ITEM MEANS IT WOULD REQUIRE AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE TO MOVE IT FROM ITS PRESENT LOCATION SO MAKE SURE YOU CAN ACCOMMODATE THIS BEFORE COMMITTING TO BID
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL ME
Payment by Paypal preferred but will accept postal order or bankers draft, or cash on collection.
No collection accepted without prior cleared payment.
On 10-May-12 at 21:40:16 BST, seller added the following information:
To the right of the two manuals, below the right hand panel of stops are 5 small black dials/knobs.
From left to right they are labelled:
'Semi-tones' - dial is graduated from -4 thru 0 to +4
'Melodic bass' - On/Off
'Piston Memory' - 1, 2, 3
'Ambience' - min to max
'Volume / On/Off' - graduated from 'Off' to 'Normal'
Underneath the right hand side below the control panel is the headphone jack socket.
The model has an internal speaker system and I have just found the 1995 newsletter showing the retail price new at that time for this model was £12,500 inc. VAT.
On 11-May-12 at 19:18:46 BST, seller added the following information:
For those who want to know what the 'STOPS' control, they have the following labels:
On left hand panels:
Under the heading of 'SWELL', the stops are: - Oboe 8, Clarion 4, English Horn 8, Mixture III, Contra Fagotto 16, Flautino 2, Geigen Principal 4, Lieblich Flote 4, Voix celestes 8, Geigen Diapason 8, Lieblich gedeckt 8, Viola da Gemba 8.
Under the heading of 'PEDAL', the stops are: - Bombarde 16, Mixture IV, Choral bass 4, Hohlflote 8, Octave 8, Echo Bourdon 16, Principal 16, Sub bass 16.
On the right hand panels:
Under the heading of 'COUPLERS', the stops are: - Swell to Great, Tremulant, Swell to Pedal, Great Enclosed, Great to Pedal, Pedal Enclosed, Pedal to Great Pistons.
Under the heading of 'GREAT', the stops are: - Trumpet 8, Clarinet 8, Fourniture IV, Fifteenth 2, Tierce 1&3/5, Twelfth 2&2/3, Octave 4, Waldflote 4, Dulciana 8, Open Diapason 8, Stopped Diapason 8, Double Diapason 16.
On 16-May-12 at 20:37:06 BST, seller added the following information:
JUST A NOTE FOR WINNING BIDDER:
Truck or Van with a tail-lift might be a good idea!
On 16-May-12 at 21:20:20 BST, seller added the following information:
Since I copied and pasted manufacturer's description into Auction details, I note there are actually 22 thumb piston buttons - not just 5 per manual.
No real idea what difference this makes or what hey all do, but in so far as it might make some difference, thought it best mentioned!
Mum would be horrified if I didn't mention something relevant!