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Distinction:

Middletown, Ohio, 1980; Staunton, Virginia, since 1980.
Classification: Builder

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October 25, 2016:

Contact Information:

Website: Taylor & Boody Organbuilders
(http://taylorandboody.com/index.html)

Email: inquiries@taylorandboody.com

Phone: (540)886-3583

Address:

    Taylor & Boody Organbuilders
    8 Hewitt Road,
    Staunton, Virginia 24401 USA
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November 15, 2015:

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

George K. Taylor and John H. Boody founded Taylor & Boody Organbuilders in 1977. Taylor, a graduate of Washington and Lee University, was awarded a Ford Foundation grant to study organ building with Rudolph von Beckerath in Hamburg Germany. Boody, a University of Maine graduate, apprenticed with Fritz Noack in Georgetown, Massachusetts. Taylor and Boody first worked together as partners along with John Brombaugh in Middletown, Ohio. Between 1970 and 1977 John Brombaugh and company built some twenty organs. John Brombaugh relocated to Eugene, Oregon in 1977; George Taylor and John Boody remained in Ohio and formed Taylor & Boody Organbuilders of Middletown, Ohio. In 1979, Taylor and Boody moved the company to its present location, a renovated school building three miles west of Staunton, Virginia.

The company builds and restores mechanical key-action instruments. Their new instrument listing reached opus 70 in 2015. Contracts have been signed for opus numbers 71, 72, and 73. The company completed its magnum opus, Opus 65, a four-manual instrument of 76 stops in 2013 for Grace Church (Episcopal), New York City, New York.

Staff (2016): George K. Taylor; John H. Boody;
Kelley Blanton; Chris Bono; Erik Boody; Larry Damico; Robert Harris; Thomas Karaffa; Robbie Lawson; B.J. Regi; Aaron Reichert; Emerson Willard.

Source:

    Taylor & Boody Organbuilders website, http://taylorandboody.com/index.html. Accessed October 25, 2016.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

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

Succeeded Taylor Organbuilders; partnership of George K. Taylor and John H. Boody in Staunton, Virginia, January 1980; incorporated, 1982; active in 1997.

Staff: Robin K. Blanton; Kelly Blanton; Nelson G. Blosser; Kristin E. Boody; Julia Brown; Christopher A. Bono; Benjamin Buob; Rixy C. Bernice; Larry J. Damico; Louis Dolive; Sarah Grove; Sarah Gear Humphries; Sibley McClure; Bruce Morissey; David Nott; Chris A. Peterson; Dennis Rowland; Herman Reed; Bobbi J. Regi; Bruce E. Shull, Trudy Stickley; Mark Van Lear; X. Wilhelmy; Emerson Willard.

Sources:

  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • American Organist, October 1989, p.11.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 64 Organs
  • 1 Divisions
  • 2 Consoles

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