Wurlitzer Style 216
216 console
The Rialto 216 from South Pasadena California. Photo by Bob Loesch
labelGeorge Wright "Live" CD cover
The Rialto Wurlitzer Style 216 was made famous by a concert series in early 1970's by organ legend George Wright.  This recording of the Rialto 216 is still availalable on CD. 
Wurlitzer Style 216 Specification
The Miditzer™ is a computer program for PC's that lets you recreate a
Wurlitzer Style 216 theatre organ.  Below is the specification to the
original Style 216.  Wurlitzer built 12 Style 216's for the Fox
West Coast chain of theatres. 

Pedal

Compass 32 Notes

  • 16 Tuba
  • 16 Diapason
  • 16 Bourdon
  • 8 Tuba
  • 8 Open Diapason
  • 8 Tibia
  • 8 Clarinet
  • 8 Cello
  • 8 Flute
  • English Horn
  • Bass Drum
  • Kettle Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Cymbal

3 Adjustable Combination Pistons

Accompaniment

  • 16 Contra Viol (ten C)
  • 8 English Horn
  • 8 Harmonic Tuba
  • 8 Diaphonic Diapason
  • 8 Tibia Clausa
  • 8 Clarinet
  • 8 Orchestral Oboe
  • 8 Viol d’Orchestre
  • 8 Viol Celeste
  • 8 Flute
  • 8 Vox Humana
  • 8 Viol
  • 8 Octave Celeste
  • 4 Flute
  • 4 Vox Humana
  • 2-2/3 Twelfth
  • 2 Piccolo
  • Marimba
  • Chrysoglott
  • Snare Drum
  • Tamborine
  • Castanets
  • Chinese Block
  • Octave
  • Solo to Accompaniment

Accomp. Second Touch

  • 16 Clarinet 
  • 8 Harmonic Tuba
  • 4 Piccolo
  • Marimba
  • Cathedral Chimes
  • Triange
  • Solo to Accompaniment

10 Adjustable Accomp. Pistons

Solo

  • 16 Tuba Profunda
  • 16 Bourdon
  • 16 Contra Viol (ten C)
  • 8 English Horn
  • 8 Harmonic Tuba
  • 8 Diaphonic Diapason
  • 8 Tibia Clausa
  • 8 Clarinet
  • 8 Orchestral Oboe
  • 8 Viol d’Orchestre
  • 8 Viol Celeste
  • 8 Flute
  • 8 Vox Humana
  • 4 Harmonic Clarion
  • 4 Octave
  • 4 Piccolo
  • 4 Viol
  • 4 Octave Celeste
  • 4 Flute
  • 2-2/3 Twelfth
  • 2 Fifteenth
  • 2 Piccolo
  • 1-3/5 Tierce
  • Marimba
  • Cathedral Chimes
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Bells
  • Chrysoglott
  • Sub-Octave
  • Unison-Off
  • Octave

Solo Second Touch

  • 16 Tuba Profunda
  • 8 Clarinet

10 Adjustable Solo Pistons

Tremulants

Toe Pistons

  • Surf Effect
  • Auto Horn
  • Steamboat Whistle
  • Horse Hoofs
  • Bird Effect
  • Fire Gong

Push Button

  • Door Bell

General

One Double Touch Sforzando Pedal

(First Touch -Full Stops (Wind)
(Second Touch - Full , Everything)

One Double Touch Sforzando Pedal

(First Touch -Snare Drum)
(Second Touch - Bass Drum & Cymbal)

Two Expression Chambers

Two Expression Pedals

One Crescendo Pedal