Welcome to my listing of Keyboard instruments.

Here is a summary of instruments available to commision, which are listed in more detail below. Updated 14.8.2017.


Peter Barnes, English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton.

Iron stringing with 2 x 8' stops, Walnut case and stand. Soundboard painting by Jennifer Douglas. Transposing 415/440 GG-f3. Built to order from £9,600. 


Single Manual Flemish Harpsichord after Ruckers


Traditional soundboard painting, turned Chestnut or oak stand and marbled case decoration. 

2 x 8' stops, GG-e3 Transposing 415/440.

Built to order from £12,000.


Used instruments:


Harpsichord after Kirchmann, made in 1962 by John Barnes. 


FF-f3 five octave compass. 2 x 8' and 4' stops with buff. 

Currently under restoration, but available shortly for £5,000.




You can contact me by phone on 01373 831498 or 07733619002, or by email peterbarnes850@btinternet.com or via this page: contact-us-and-instrument-transport-links.php

Peter Barnes, new English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton.

Iron strung, 2x8’ harpsichord, walnut case and stand. GG - f3 compass which transposes A440 / 415. This harpsichord has traditional wooden jacks, guides and keyboard, a detachable lid with solid brass-work and a folding music desk. The solid walnut stand detaches from the harpsichord and can be easily taken apart. The harpsichord is 203cm long, 89cm wide and 20cm deep. Soundboard painting by Jennifer Douglas.

Available to order. 

£9,600.






Right, and below are photographs of my previous English harpsichord, which was made in 2016.

Click below for bigger images.


Single Manual Flemish Harpsichord after Ruckers. Traditional soundboard painting by Jennifer Douglas, printed papers, turned Chestnut or Oak stand and stool and marbled case decoration. 

2 x 8' stops plus buff. The compass is GG-e3 and the keyboard transposes 415/440. 

Available to order from £12,000.

Available shortly:

Harpsichord after Kirchmann, made by John Barnes 1962.

FF-f3 compass, can be tuned to a=440 or 415.

2 x 8 foot stops plus 4 foot and buff stop.

Traditional sound, but 'revival' style case design.


Currently under restoration, but available shortly for £5,000.

Double Bass after Domenico Montagana c. 1750, made by Peter Barnes in 2016, for sale £1,800. More details on my Double Bass page: double-bass.php