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John R Lightbown Organ Builders Ltd Contact : Malcolm Lightbown

14 A&B Huntingdon Place      North Shields   Tyne & Wear  NE30 4RF
Phone : 0191 258 5184   Email :  Website :

  • Tuning & Maintenance : Yes  (last inspected 2021)
  • Cleaning & Overhaul : Yes (last inspected 2021)
  • Rebuilding :  Yes (last inspected 2021)
  • Historic Restoration :  
  • New Organ Construction :  
  • Specialist Supplier :  

Workshop Facilities : 650 sq ft conversion of 19th-century premises; usual woodworking machinery; voicing facilities.

Number of Staff : 2

Services Offered : A comprehensive range from tuning to restoration, including overhaul of mechanical, electric and pneumatic actions. Cleaning and regulation of pipes, re-leathering of bellows reservoirs, rebuilds and tonal changes.

Examples of Work Inspected : Examples for inspection included a thorough rebuild of a 1925 Hill, Norman & Beard, with Heuss pull down magnets on the manuals and electro-pneumatic action to the pedals, including a new processor switching system, restored console, revoiced reeds and a new great Mixture III.

Inspectors Noted : Our inspector visited an organ which had been rebuilt with new electro-pneumatic action and tonal additions. The work had been well executed.

Organ(s) available for Hire? : No