Pipemaking – Each and every pipe of a new Reuter pipe organ is custom made on-site in our pipe shop. Tin, zinc, or spotted metal is cut to specification and then carefully rounded into various cylindrical and conical shapes, using patterns and techniques that have been developed through many decades of experience. These elements are then precisely soldered together to form pipes.

Copper, selected for its superior strength to construct many of our reed pipes and larger flue pipes, receives slightly different treatment and is welded rather than soldered.