We have updated the carvings listed on our website to more accurately reflect current stock. The pictures can be viewed here.
For years we've been the go-to place for the construction and restoration of band organs in all shapes and sizes. The quality of our work is known around the world. Apart from complete projects we can also provide you with parts, facades, carvings and other requirements for the realisation of your dream instrument.
This websites shows some highlights from our work, and is meant to give you an impression of a number of the prestigious projects that we've worked on over the years.
Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us.
The "Nederlands Boekorgel Centrum" (NBC, or Dutch Bookorgan Centre) can construct an incredibly wide variety of organs in its workshop. We have many decades of experience when it comes to building organs and can use it to build and restore all kinds of mechanical musical instruments. The organs are built to traditional standards of the previous century, and organs in the style of Carl Frei, Limonaire Frères, Th.Mortier, Gavioli & Cie and many more can all be built to the exact specifications with which they would have left their respective workshops back in the days.
Whether you want a dance organ, street organ or simply separate components, nothing leaves our workshop until it meets our customer's demands. The NBC has also built up a network of experienced craftsmen who help in making sure your item fulfils its demands to the letter. Whether you need brass trumpets, sculptures or paintings, the NBC can supply it.
Apart from brand new organs, we can also aid you in expanding or upgrading your existing organ. The NBC can also be of service when it comes to control systems.
U ziet dat u naast nieuwe complete orgels ook perfect geholpen kunt worden bij uitbreiding of upgrading van uw bestaande orgel. Ook op het gebied van besturingsystemen kan NBC u van dienst zijn.
Together with traditional keyframes for book organs, the NBC has developed a perfect MIDI-driven system. This system has proven its worth and reliability, and needs very little space.
Restoring organs is possibly one of the most important tasks carried out by the NBC. Everything is done with a lot of care to make sure the instrument retains its original sound. In every restoration, the NBC decides on a course of action. This is decided on together with the client, who can opt for either a full or a partial restoration, or simply a restoration of one or more parts.
No matter what the client opts for, values like "authentic" and "preserved" are the guideline throughout the restoration. We also feel it is very important to make sure our client knows what the end result will be, and what price tag will be attached to that. This method guarantees a no-nonsense approach where the client will know what he's getting right from the beginning.
The NBC attempts to retain the original parts as long as it is possible to do so, and restore them in such a way that our client receives a perfect item afterwards, which still retains its authenticity.
Through cooperation with various organisations the NBC has the capability to restore historic instruments at a reduced cost, so restoration is possible for a wider range of instruments.