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As much as I love pipe organs and have been associated with many over my lifetime, not every pipe organ is worth saving IMHO. I don't want to start an argument but let's face it, some instruments were not very good to start with and time has not been their friend. Instruments with major water and rodent damage may be beyond salvation for any reasonable price unless they are of significant historical importance.
Organs that have been damaged by years of well-meaning but incompetent amateurs or by butcher-style "tonal updates" may require extraordinary efforts to be brought back to any form of decent musical instrument. Small tubby-sounding organs with mostly 8-foot stops are not something that inspires congregations to pony up the bucks to resurrect that sound.
When decent and still repairable used electronic organs can be had for less than $10,000 these days one has to ask whether supporting the musical needs of the church is more important than salvaging a questionable instrument for ten to forty times that cost. Since traditional worship with choir and organ finding fewer places in today's churches, I worry that having a silent non-working organ only pushes the trend further.
Perhaps keeping a non-working pipe organ intact and installing a "temporary" electronic substitute alongside it is a slippery slope to never rebuilding the pipe organ but many small congregations are struggling to keep the roof overhead from leaking, given dwindling membership. So I don't think the picture is as rosy as Piperdane paints in many older rural or downtown churches.
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