“RODGERS INSTRUMENTS WILL BRING A HEIGHTENED SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE TO EVERY SERVICE”
Since 1958, Rodgers has been committed to heightening the spiritual experience of audiences with the transformational power of music. Rodgers organs not only capture the essence of American pipe organ sound, they have led the way in making organs more accessible to places of worship, universities, music schools and enthusiasts around the world.
Two visionary engineers and organ enthusiasts, Rodgers Jenkins and Fred Tinker, originally founded Rodgers Church Organs in 1958. The company’s focus was on helping make the transformational power of the American organ more accessible to churches, colleges, performance centers and players by embracing advancements in technology. From this dedication to serve and a passion for elevating the human spirit through music, Rodgers was born.
Originally controlled by officers of Tektronix and the founding engineers, in September 1977, Rodgers became part of CBS Musical Instruments along with Steinway & Sons pianos, Fender guitars, Rhodes electric pianos and a number of other instrument brand names. In 1985 CBS divested itself of Rodgers, along with Steinway and Gemeinhardt, all of which were purchased by Steinway Musical Properties. Since May 1, 1988, Roland Corporation has been parent company of Rodgers. On January 4, 2016, Roland Corporation agreed to the Global Organ Group’s acquisition of the American company Rodgers Instruments, effective January 15, 2016.
In the world of organs, Rodgers enjoys the reputation of being a very strong and solid brand. It is a particularly established name in the United States. The company has grown to become one of the undisputed leaders in the American organ market.
The organs are built in the time-honored tradition of classic American pipe organs with devotion to exquisite craftsmanship, precision tailoring and authentic sound. This authentic pipe organ experience is the product of tireless research, development and innovation, faithfully capturing the best of American pipe organs. The always available technology creates endless opportunities and flexibility in tonal design, before and after the installation.
The end result however is more than the sum of its parts. Rodgers organs do much more than capture the rich sound of American pipe organs. They fill any church with inspiring music and move souls with boundless power. Rodgers Instruments will bring a heightened spiritual experience to every service.
Thanks to its constant focus on quality and beauty, Rodgers has managed to maintain its status as a premium brand up to the present day. Thousands of American organists have been choosing Rodgers for nearly 60 years now.