The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: Elizabeth Jones Hostetter
990 Hillwood Drive
Guntersville, Alabama 35976

Family Room

OHS Database ID 62863.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition July 14, 2018.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 9 stops. 2 ranks. 158 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • This entry describes a new home for an organ that was relocated without either tonal or mechanical changes.
    Identified by Elizabeth Jones Hostetter (Database Manager. July 13, 2018)
  • Updated by Elizabeth Jones Hostetter, who gave this as the source of the information: I just purchased this organ from the original owner's estate. I knew her and have the contract.
    The organ is located in the middle of a large family room with high ceilings. I knew the original owner, Gayle Martin, who was a mentor to me in the 1970s when I was a young teacher. She was a nationally certified piano teacher and an outstanding and devoted member of Alabama Music Teachers Association of MTNA. She died April 19, 2018, age 97 in Gadsden, AL. I am honored to be able to now own the organ she loved since 1970. (Steven E. Lawson. July 14, 2018)

Online Documents

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  • Original Contract, 1970. Detailed specification. Source: Typed document contract for Custom Built Pipe Organ Designed for Mr. Ludger Martin, Gadsden, AL, June 10, 1970. Document Date. June 10, 1970. Document received from Elizabeth Hostetter 2018-07-14.

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Related Database Entries

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Elizabeth Jones Hostetter 2018-07-13
Console and Pipes. Photograph by Elizabeth Jones Hostetter 2018-07-13

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  • Digital scan of a published document, courtesy of Elizabeth Jones Hostetter.. Source: Original contract with 1970 sale to Gayle Martin, Gadsden, AL PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.
  • Original document from Elizabeth Jones Hostetter.. Source: Stoplist taken from the console and contract specifications.
    Guntersville, AL
    Organ by Wicks Organ Co.
    8' Copula         61 pipes
    4' Gemshorn       12 pipes
    2' Blockflöte     12 pipes
    8' Gemshorn       49 pipes
    4' Koppelflöte    12 pipes
    1 1/3' Spitzquint 12 pipes
    8' Gedeckt
    4' Flöte
    2' Choralbass
  • Click Here Original document from Elizabeth Jones Hostetter.. Source: Stoplist taken from the console and contract specifications. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.