Prior to starting The Organ Workshop in 1992, owner Hugh Banton worked for 15 years at Makin Organs in Rochdale, and then in Oldham, designing electronics and carrying out the voicing of most Makin instruments during this period.

Click here for the early story of Makin Organs from the company's inception back in 1972. Makin became the successor to the original Compton Organ Company of Chase Rd. N London.