Like the finest organ builders of old, the craftsmen at Škrabl make a pipe organ from start to finish, a fact that can still surprise some of our visitors. Raw materials - chiefly timber, metal and leather - come in at one door, and the completed organ goes out of another - as shown by our pictures, right.
Wood from sustainable forests is seasoned in our stores and used to make, among other things, pipes, pallets, pedals, wind chests, trackers, levers, rollers, backboards, stops, squares, wind trunks, bellows, benches, consoles, carving and casework. Some of these components are made by hand, others by our computer-aided machines.
Our skilled workers in metal make other other action parts and, crucially, pipes. Each of the thousands of metal pipes that goes into our organs is cast and finished by hand in our workshops. All of our pipes receive their initial voicing in our workshops, a discipline requiring immense skill and musicality, before on-site tonal finishing. Finally, our lofty assembly hall enables us to build and test each organ before dispatch to the four corners of the globe.
Although our workshops echo to the various noises of organs under construction, there are sweeter sounds. A number of our staff are proficient organists who appreciate that their effort at Skrabl has only one goal: the creation of unique, beautiful instruments capable of artistic expression.