Relatively few organ builders make their own pipes, opting to buy them instead from supply houses. At Fratelli Ruffatti, however, we make all our own pipes. This allows us to have full control over the quality of materials and manufacturing processes, so that we can customize the sound of each of our instruments. Such conditions are difficult to achieve if one has to choose pipes from a catalogue, as extensive as it may be.
In the following pages is an overview of the pipe-making process in our factory, the same process fine builders have used for centuries.