Welcome to my listing of Keyboard instruments.

Here is a summary of instruments available, which are listed in more detail below. Updated 12.1.2017.

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. Available to order for £9,600. 

Single Manual Flemish Harpsichord after Ruckers. Traditional soundboard painting, turned Chestnut Stand and marbled case decoration. Newly built by Peter Barnes from a set of parts made by John Storrs. Available to view now, and for sale after a Bath Festival hiring in June 2017.

2 x 8' and 4' stops. GG-e3 Transposing 396/415/440. £6,800.

Used instruments:

Bentside Spinet by Alec Hodsdon. CC-e3 compass with buff stop. Sold.

Renatus Chamber Organ with two ranks of wooden pipes. £7,500.

Single Manual Harpsichord by Dennis Wooley, 2 x 8' stops. £5,000.

Square Piano made by Broadwood in c1820. £900.

Harpsichord available for long term hire. £50 per month plus delivery and collection.

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. 


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 Stand and stool and marbled case decoration including on the spine. Newly built by Peter Barnes from parts made c.2000 by John Storrs. Available for sale now. (Please note that texts in the lid are still pending, but included in the asking price.)

2 x 8' and 4' stops plus buff. The compass is GG-e3 and the keyboard transposes 396/415/440. 


Bentside Spinet by Alec Hodsdon. CC-e3 compass with buff stop.

Walnut case and stand, can be tuned to a=440/415. In good playing order. Size 171cm long x 62cm at widest point, (from the back to the treble end of the keyboard) x 19cm high. The spinet rests on a removable stand which makes the total height 80cm. Includes traveling cover and spare strings, tuning key, etc. Sold.

Available for long term hire:

Harpsichord after Kirchman, made by John Barnes 1963.

FF-f3 compass, tunable to a=440/415.

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

Traditional sound, but 'revival' style case design.

£50 per month plus delivery and collection charge to be arranged.

Renatus Chamber Organ with two ranks of wooden pipes: 

Stopped Diapason at 8', giving 4' flute and 2&2/3 Nazard by extension;

Principal at 4', giving a 2'  Fifteenth by extension.

This organ has a digitally controlled action with a key 
touch that has very much the 'right' feel to it.  Digital control means that it is possible to go from A=440 to A=415 at the touch of a switch.  
The entire pipework slides out of the case for tuning. Tuning is by stoppers (8') and tin 'lapels' (4').

The instrument has been used for concerts both in Cirencester Parish Church and in Tewkesbury Abbey. 

Asking price: £7,500. Available now.

Broadwood Square Piano available near Woburn in Bedfordshire. 

Restored by Edmond Handy about ten years ago and in good condition. This piano is currently at about a=392 and the case has a twist of about 25mm, which is usual for an instrument of this type and age. It requires servicing and tuning.

For sale for £900. The owner is Richard Ireland. Please contact me in order to organising a viewing.

I am happy to deliver to most of the U.K. for a reasonable charge, but please make your own transport arrangements if you are buying from the rest of Europe or abroad. 01373 831498. or email me on: mailto:peterbarnes850@btinternet.com