Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson, Head Voicer, Quimby Pipe Organs, has been involved with organ building for over 30 years, beginning in his teens.  His initial work was with the local Arizona organ builder, David McDowell, where he first learned to leather pouchboards, wiring, and tuning.  This was followed up by two years of electrical engineering study at the University of Arizona, while also working part-time for Brad Kerns who was the local Phoenix organ builder.  After leaving the U of A, he apprenticed with L. W. Blackinton and Associates, Inc., of San Diego, CA where all facets of organ building were learned.  Eric joined QPO in 1991 as the Head of the windchest department.  Currently, he holds the position of Head Voicer, and specializes in reed voicing.  He has broad experience in all facets of organ building in new installations, restorations and rebuildings from coast to coast.  This has included one-manual mechanical action instruments, all the way up to a five-manual electro-pneumatic instrument. 


Eric is the author of a recent paper on chest construction and he has also presented a seminar on reed voicing at the American Institute of Organ Builders mid-winter conference.  He is currently a member of the American Institute of Organ Builders, the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the American Theatre Organ Society, and the Estey Organ Society.  Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., currently holds the position of President of the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America.

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