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 in May 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 9.4.2016


Peter Barnes, new English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton made in 2016.  

Iron stringing with 2 x 8' stops, Walnut case and stand. Soundboard painting by Jennifer Douglas. Transposing 415/440 GG-f3. Brand new. Price on application. 


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. £3,300.


Small Spinet made by Dolmetsch in 1968. Requires restoration. £600. Reserved.


Triple-fretted Clavichord, Bi-chord, C/E short octave to c3, in good playing condition £850. Reserved.


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


C30 Rowland Electronic Keyboard. (See Below)



You can contact me by phone on 01373 831498 or by email via this page: contact-us-and-instrument-transport-links.php

Peter Barnes, new English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton made in 2016.

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 6’ 3” long, 35” wide and 8” deep. Soundboard painting by Jennifer Douglas.

This new instrument is now finished. 

Price on application.






Below are photographs of the newly finished harpsichord and soundboard painting. Click for bigger images:


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.

Price: £5,400.





The recording below is of a similar harpsichord also made by myself in 2007:

PB English Harpsichord.MP3

 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 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. The replacement stand much far superior the original Zuckermann offering.  Refurbished with replacement plectra, voicing and regulation. The case, lid and stand painted in Little Greene oil based red paint, with printed papers inside the lid and round the key-well and soundboard.  £3,300.

Red Concert V single 1.dec.2015.mp3

A  Small Spinet with a Walnut case made by Arnold Dolmetsch in 1968. 120cm x 65cm x 19cm, with four removable legs. Light and easily transportable! Requires restoration after suffering from poor storage conditions. The veneer is in good condition, but the nut has become unglued and is leaning back against the tuning pins. There is also some movement at both ends of the wrestplank and the hitch pin rail, which has caused the case to distort slightly. At least one lead weight has expanded, causing some splitting to one of the keys. I am selling this instrument as seen, giving advice on how repairs could be carried out, or, for a further £550, I will put it in playing condition. 

For sale 'as seen' for £600. Reserved.

 Triple-fretted Clavichord, Bi-chord, C/E short octave to c3, in good playing condition, made from a Zuckermann kit by Cecil Clothier. Mahogony case, 100cm x 30cm x 12cm, approximately 10kg.  Complete with tuning key, spare strings and instruction manual. £850. Reserved.

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:peterbarnes850@btinternet.com

This website is updated as soon as I have new stock or sell an instrument. 28.1.2016.

Broadwood Square Piano available near Woburn in Bedfordshire. 

In good condition but requires servicing and tuning. For sale £1350. The owner is Richard Ireland.

... and, if you are not tempted by any of the instruments above, then perhaps it is time to consider an Electronic Keyboard? The Rowland C30 has five octaves, has at least three harpsichord stops, organ stops and even a Forte-Piano sound. It transposes to 440 and 415, plays in equal temperament and several historic tuning systems, has a 'click' in the touch designed to feel like the plucking of a string, can be adjusted for volume and Never Needs Tuning! For many people it will be perfectly suitable for rehearsals, and there is always the option of hiring a harpsichord for concerts. The Early Music Shop sells just such instruments for about £2,750. Here is a link: http://www.earlymusicshop.com/product.aspx/en-GB/1003699-roland-c30-digital-harpsichord-with-stand-and-stoo Do let them know that I sent you and perhaps they will even give you a discount!