The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
540 William Hilton Pkwy.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928


OHS Database ID 11506.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 28, 2017.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 38 stops. 68 registers. 48 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is at the front of the room, and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 16, 2004: (James Cook. December 17, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Sanford Berry. (Database Manager. December 17, 2007)
  • Renovation by A. E. Schlueter in 2016, along with revoicing, a new 4-manual console and many digital stops. (Jeff Scofield. May 28, 2017)

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Chancel with Pipe Display. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-06-04
Chancel and Nave. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2011-06-04
Church Exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-06-04

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  • Stoplist from Austin ad in The American Organist April 1991
           Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
           First Presbyterian Church
           Austin   Op. 2718   1990   3/48
           GREAT                         CHOIR
       16' Quintaton                  8' Gemshorn
        8' Principal                  8' Gedeckt
     *  8' Harmonic Flute             8' Dolce
        8' Bourdon                    8' Dolce Celeste
        8' Quintaton       12         4' Prestant
        4' Octave                 2 2/3' Nasard          tc
     *  4' Spire Flute                2' Blockflöte
        2' Fifteenth              1 3/5' Tierce          tc
     * II  Sesquialtera              16' Clarinet
       IV  Fourniture                 8' Rohrschalmei
      III  Scharff                       Tremulant
     *  8' Trompete                      Chimes
           Unison Off                 8' Fanfare Trumpet GT
           Super                      4' Fanfare Trumpet GT
        8' Fanfare Trumpet
        4' Fanfare Trumpet 12            PEDAL
                                     32' Resultant       --
        *  enclosed in Choir         16' Principal       12 GT
                                     16' Bourdon
           SWELL                     16' Quintaton       GT
       16' Viola                     16' Viola           SW
        8' Geigen                     8' Principal
        8' Rohrflöte                  8' Bourdon         12
        8' Viola           12         8' Viola           SW
        8' Voix Celeste               8' Flauto Dolce    CH
        4' Principal                  4' Choralbass
        4' Koppelflöte                4' Koppelflöte     SW
        4' Viola           12         2' Koppelflöte     SW
        4' Viola Celeste   12       III  Mixture
    2 2/3' Nazard                    32' Contre Hautbois 12 SW
        2' Principal       12        16' Posaune
        2' Koppelflöte     12        16' Hautbois        SW
    1 1/3' Quint           12         8' Trumpet         12
      III  Plein Jeu                  8' Hautbois        SW
       16' Hautbois                   4' Rohrschalmei    CH
        8' Trompette                  8' Fanfare Trumpet GT
        8' Hautbois        12         4' Fanfare Trumpet GT
        8' Vox Humana
        4' Clairon         12
        8' Fanfare Trumpet GT
        4' Fanfare Trumpet GT
          [Received online from Jeff Scofield March 24, 2014]
  • Click Here Stoplist from Austin ad in The American Organist April 1991 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.