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Vox Humana completed for large organ in New York

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Chris Shires at his workbench making a Vox Humana 8' in the style of the American organ builder Skinner for a large organ in New York.

The Vox Humana – a reed which mimics the human voice – is one of the oldest of the organ stops, dating from at least the late 16th century.

The rank is being made made to the scales and style of Skinner, with vented cans and the longest boots we have made in a long while.

New step: fit shallots, take out wedge holes for the customer to fit brass wedges, and then solder the blocks to pipes.

Those with a keen eye will notice the interesting construction for tuning.

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