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Best Time to Upgrade the Analog Organ at Your Church

In addition to being the best-sounding new organ ever built by Rodgers Organs (thanks to the new DS Core technology platform), the Inspire Classic is also the lowest-priced.  In the few months since it has been available, the Inspire Classic has already established itself as a popular home practice organ for organists.

RODGERS CLASSIC INSPIRE_Nose high side benchBut the Inspire Classic also supports a full six-channel external audio system that makes it an ideal organ for chapels and small churches…..and our best-priced option for replacing older analog organs (Rodgers organs built before 1990).

For 2021 Church Keyboard is offering a $1,500 credit to churches that upgrade from an analog organ to the Inspire Classic with a six-channel audio system.  We guarantee you’ll be blown away by the realistic pipe sound of the new Inspire organ.

Click here to download the complete Inspire Classic brochure.

FREE Satellite Speakers with Rodgers Inspire Classic Organs ordered in 2021

While supplies last!  We’re giving a free set of satellite speakers (including the optional 2-channel amplifier) with Rodgers Inspire Classic organs ordered during 2021.  A $900 value.

RODGERS CLASSIC INSPIRE_Nose high side benchThe Inspire Classic organ is already the best-sounding 2M organ ever built by Rodgers.  The satellite speakers just make it even better sounding.

Just in the three months or so that this new model has been available, we’ve already sold three.  The new DS Core technology platform in the Inspire models is what creates the incredible pipe realism you hear…..plus a little magic in how we configure the organ in your home.

Click here to download the complete specifications for the Inspire Classic.

Johannus Studio Organ–Best Seller

2020 was certainly full of surprises.  With churches shut down due to the pandemic, many organists decided it was time to get a practice organ for their home.  The Johannus Studio 2M and 3M organs became our best-selling model, with eleven sold to individuals and a couple of small chapels (so far).

Johannus Studio 370

Johannus Studio 370

Some special pricing helped make it easier for many to get a new organ.  We continue to have special pricing available this year.  The price for the Studio 170 2M under $10K.

The Studio organ requires the least floor space of any of our organs.  This is accomplished with a 30-note pedalboard, which makes it smaller than a full AGO pedalboard.  However, the spacing of the 30 pedals is very close to the spacing on a regular AGO pedalboard and much more comfortable and familiar to play than other “compact” pedalboards.  Click here to download a diagram that shows how the Studio pedalboard compares with an AGO pedalboard.

 

Celebrating Our 20th Hybrid Pipe Organ

The latest hybrid pipe organ completed by Church Keyboard Center at the Lancaster LDS Stake Center in August is the 20th hybrid we’ve done (see story here) since we started in 2011.  These are our favorite organ projects because of the dramatic difference we’re able to achieve in the pipe organs that we hybridize.

Replacing an aging pipe organ console is not the only path to a hybrid organ.  In February of this year, we added seven digital stops to a Wicks pipe organ at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Huntington Beach in collaboration with a rebuild of the organ by Dale Schweitzer.  A modest number of digital stops were needed to fill out some stops on the new console Dale built for which there was no pipework.  We supplied and installed the digital voices on a short timeline and at modest cost.  Nelson Dodge voiced the digital stops to blend seamlessly with the pipe ranks.

Yet another hybrid option is installing new pipework with a new Rodgers digital organ.  Three hybrid projects completed recently in the region showcase this approach:

Each of these installations included six ranks of new pipework in the Great division.

This milestone builds on the long history of hybrid pipe organs this dealership has installed in Southern and Central California since the 1980s, under the direction of Dr. Robert Tall.  Some of the larger hybrid organs include:

  • Bel Air Presbyterian Church
  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, CA
  • Glenkirk Church, Glendora, CA
  • First Presbyterian Church, Bakersfield, CA
  • St. Monica Catholic Church, Santa Monica, CA
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, La Quinta, CA

Rodgers Responds–Amazing deals until September 30, 2020

With churches throughout our territory shut down due to COVID-20 and uncertain when in-person services can resume with more than a handful of people, we completely understand that talking about getting a new organ right now is not on anyone’s mind.

Except for this: these extenuating circumstances have inspired the engineers at Rodgers Instruments to do something extraordinary–come up with a new model that leverages the latest state-of-the-art technology introduced last year in the Inspire organs with a price that is lower than we’ve had in over twenty years…..and includes all the powerful Rodgers standard features.

Truly amazing!

Classic EditionI couldn’t be more pleased to announce the Inspire Classic Edition organ–2 manuals with 27 stops.  This new organ has everything a small church needs or professional organist would want in a home practice instrument, including unprecedented low pricing:

$14,995 – Inspire Classic-I with internal audio system for residences and small chapels

$21,995 – Inspire Classic-E with 6-channel external audio system for churches and synagogues

We’re not being shy about these prices–Rodgers is publishing them and we’re helping to get the word out.  To be clear, delivery, installation, and sales tax are not included, but in 20 years we haven’t seen prices this low for an organ that delivers this much value.

Want to see just how much is packed into the Inspire Classic Edition?  Click here to see the full spec sheet.

For your home or chapel…

The Classic-I has a built-in audio system (including sub-woofer), plus a headphone jack for when you need to practice silently.  Adding two optional satellite speakers enables this model to support a chapel seating up to about 100 people.

For your church or synagogue…

The Classic-E comes with a complete six-channel audio system that can easily support a sanctuary seating 300 or more.  If your church has an older analog Rodgers from 30+ years ago, this is an amazing opportunity to upgrade to the very latest technology that really delivers a pipe-like sound and many advanced features the analog organs never had–all for less investment than some of the analog organs required in their day.

Pricing good through September 30, 2020

To get one of these organs at these amazing prices, we must place the order by September 30, 2020.  Please note: after September 30 the regular prices are $17,995 (I) and $26,995 (E).

And by the way, Rodgers is offering special reduced pricing on ALL the Inspire models through September 30, with savings ranging from $3,000 to $6,500.

Zoom with your organ committee

If your church committees are not yet holding in-person meetings we’re prepared to connect with your group via Zoom where we can do a nice presentation (including a video demonstration) and answer questions.  And if you don’t presently have an organ committee, get one quick and at least take a look at what the new Rodgres Inspire Classic offers….or any of the other Inspire models.

Call or e-mail Nelson Dodge to start the conversation: 909-599-7899 or nelson@churchkeyboard.com

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