The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 727

Builder Identification

Andover, Massachusetts, 1965-1968; Middletown Ohio, 1971-1972; Staunton, Virginia, since 1977

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Born 1946 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, brother of Stephen Boody; attended University of Maine at Orono; apprentice with Fritz Noack of Andover, Massachusetts, 1965-1968; in United States Army, 1969-1970; with John Brombaugh of Middletown, Ohio, 1971; partner with Brombaugh, 1972; partner with George K. Taylor in Taylor & Boody Organbuilders of Middletown, Ohio, 1977; relocated to Staunton, Virginia, 1979; active in 1995.


    • Letter to David H. Fox.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, October 25, 2016. -

    "John Boody, originally from Wakefield, Massachusetts, graduated from University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He apprenticed with Fritz Noack from 1966 to 1968, then served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970 during which he spent thirteen months in Vietnam. In 1970, he apprenticed with Fritz Noack again and then with John Brombaugh in Germantown, Ohio from 1971 to 1977. In 1977, John Brombaugh moved his shop to Eugene, Oregon and John Boody and George Taylor founded Taylor & Boody Organbuilders. He moved to Staunton in 1979 where he lives with his wife, Janet. Aside from organbuilding, he enjoys cross country skiing, biking, gardening, and singing with the choir at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton. John and Janet have two children and three grandchildren."

    • Taylor & Boody website, Accessed October 25, 2016.

  • For further information see Taylor & Boody Organbuilders

Database Entries

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