Happy New Year, and Welcome to my listing of New and Used Keyboard instruments!
I am currently working on a new English Harpsichord, strung in iron, with a beautiful soundboard painting in the style of Coston by Jennifer Douglas. It will be finished by Easter 2016.
Many thanks to all my loyal customers, who have kept me extremely busy with repair work for the last twenty five years. Due to your support I am now able to enjoy the luxury of making some new instruments.
Here is a summary of instruments available, which are listed in more detail below. Updated 1.1.2016
Bentside Spinet made from Keene and Brackley plans with oak case, wooden jacks and replacement plectra newly set up by Peter Barnes in 2015. £1,750.
English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton made by Peter Barnes 2007. Brass stringing with 2 x 8' stops, Cherry wood case and stand. Transposing. In very good condition £5,400.
Zuckermann Flemish Concert V single manual harpsichord made by Alex Loretto, Auckland, 1975. 4' and 2 x 8' stops with buff stop. The compass is five octaves, GG-g3. Transposes a=440/415. All three registers have new plectra and dampers. Recently re-painted in red. This is my trusted, reliable, stable hiring harpsichord, now for sale £3,300.
Coming shortly: Zuckermann Concert V single manual harpsichord similar to the instrument above, but in need of renovation. £1,400.
Zuckermann Flemish Harpsichord 1975. 8 and 4 foot stops. C-d3 transposing, a=440/415. With replacement tongues and plectra to 8-foot stop. £2,150.
Renatus Chamber Organ with two ranks of wooden pipes. £7,500.
Lammermuir Pipe Organ with wooden 4' rank C-d3. Made in 1999. £2,300.
You can contact me by phone on 01373 831498 or by email via this page: contact-us-and-instrument-transport-links.php
English Bent-side Spinet made by Lister, using Keene and Brackley plans drawn by John Barnes. Brass stringing GG, AA-d3, e3. This spinet has an oak veneered case and solid oak stand and stool, with traditional keyboard, embossed, gold key arcades and wooden jacks. I have replaced the plectra, worked on the keyboard and re-voiced the spinet. £1750.00
English Harpsichord by Peter Barnes.
Brass strung, 2x8’ harpsichord with cherry wood case and stand which was made in 2007. 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 cherry stand detaches from the harpsichord and can be easily taken apart. The harpsichord is 6’ 3” long, 35” wide and 8” deep. This harpsichord can be seen with it's owner in Cheltenham.
The recording below is of a similar harpsichord also made by myself in 2007:
PB English Harpsichord.MP3
English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton by Peter Barnes.
Brass 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 6’ 3” long, 35” wide and 8” deep. Soundboard painting by Jennifer Douglas.
Please note that the photos and recording are of a previous instrument made in 2007. This new instrument will be available in May 2016. £8,900.
PB English Harpsichord.MP3
Zuckermann Flemish Concert V single manual harpsichord made by Alex Loretto, Auckland, 1975.
Hear this harpsichord live on 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st March 2016, played by Christopher Monks and the Armonico Consort! http://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on
4' and 2 x 8' stops with buff stop. The compass is five octaves, GG-g3 and it can be transposed to a=415 or a=440 (with the loss of top g at a=440). The tuning pins are of the traditional oblong section and have been drilled for ease of stringing. The case is 225cm long, 93cm wide and 28cm high. For sale with replacement plectra, voicing, regulation with the case, lid and stand painted in Red with printed papers inside the lid and round the key-well and soundboard. Available after Armonico Consort hiring 21.3.2016 for £3,300.
Red Concert V single 1.dec.2015.mp3
Zuckermann Flemish Harpsichord made by Hill, 1975.
8 and 4 foot stops. Now adapted so that it can be transposed to a=440/415, C-d3 with optional BB in a=440 transposition. In good playing condition with replacement tongues and plectra to 8-foot stop, spare strings, plectra and tuning key. Complete with brand new travelling cover. Size, 197cm x 84cm x 26cm. The stand can be transported in four, flat sections. An ideal instrument for concert hire, can be heard at 'The Chapel' in Bruton, Somerset on 14.2.2016, and available after that for £2,150.
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.
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 abroad. 01373 831498. or email me on: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Lammermuir Pipe Organ with wooden 4' rank of pipes with a C-d3 compass. Mechanical action with foot pedal pumping. Made in 1999. £2,300.
Will it fit in the car? 167cm high, 85cm wide and 45cm deep. This organ will rest happily on it's back in an estate car, or it can be taken into two parts so you can transport the legs separately. Click below for larger pictures:
This website is updated as soon as I have new stock or sell an instrument. 28.1.2016.