Taylor and Boody Organbuilders
Taylor and Boody continues a tradition of high quality organ building in the historical tradition. All the parts of the organs are made in our Virginia workshop including the metal pipes and reed stops. The team of fifteen workers has long experience building the parts and fitting them together in a complete instrument.
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, MA. Taylor and Boody first worked together as partners along with John Brombaugh in Middletown, OH. Between 1970 and 1977 John Brombaugh and company built some twenty organs. In 1979 George Taylor and John Boody moved the company to its present location, a renovated school building three miles west of Staunton, Virginia.