Welcome to my listing of New and Used Keyboard instruments.

I have been working on a new English Harpsichord, strung in iron, with a beautiful soundboard painting in the style of Coston by Jennifer Douglas. It was finished in April 2016 and is now sold.

Here is a summary of instruments available, which are listed in more detail below. Updated 2.7.2016

Double Manual French Harpsichord, 

1990 Robert Goble & Son, copy of a two-manual Taskin 1768/9.   £7,500.


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. £8,600. Sold. Orders taken.


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. 


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


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. Available after a hiring on 30th July.


Small Spinet made by Dolmetsch c.1965. £1,150. Now sold.


Small Clavichord, C - d3, in good playing condition £900. 


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 07733619002, or by email peterbarnes850@btinternet.com or via this page: contact-us-and-instrument-transport-links.php

Double Manual French Harpsichord, 

1990 Robert Goble & Son, copy of a two-manual Taskin 1768/9.  

8', 8', 4', buff + coupler. In good condition. Sliding transposer mechanism. 

Duck-egg pale green with gold banding on the exterior.

Inscription in Latin on inside lid:  Alo Adulescentiam,  Senectutem Oblecto.

Stool and cover included.  £7,500. Sold, Subject to confirmation.



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 sold, but I am happy to take orders. 

£8,600.






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


English Harpsichord by Peter Barnes.

Harpsichord with cherry wood case and stand. Made in 2007. Strung with Rose brass wire with two, 8-foot stops and a GG - f3 compass which transposes from A440 to A415. This harpsichord has traditional wooden jacks, guides and keyboard, a detachable lid and a folding music desk. The stand detaches from the harpsichord and can be easily taken apart for transport. The harpsichord is 6’ 3” long, 35” wide and 8” deep.  This harpsichord is now in my showroom sounding lovely!

Price: £5,400. Available now.





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

PB English Harpsichord.MP3

Harpsichord By Dennis Wooley, Single Manual, 2 x 8' stops.
This harpsichord has 2 x 8' stops with a buff stop and a 4' stop. C-f3 compass. It plays really well and has a wonderful sound.
The case is made in walnut and the jacks are plastic/delrin and very reliable.
The harpsichord can be seen with it's owner in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.
£5,000.

 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. Available after Armonico Consort concert in Petworth on 30.7.2016. Can be delivered within southern England on 31st July - Free!

Red Concert V single 1.dec.2015.mp3

 Dolmetsch Spinet c.1965, five octave compass FF-f3. 

Currently in reasonable playing condition and voiced with Delrin plectra. Size, 50 inches long x 31 inches at widest point, from back to the treble end of the keyboard x 32 inches high. Available as seen for £900, or serviced and revoiced with new plectra £1,150. Now sold.

 Small Clavichord Made by Peter Owen, Bulmer Tye, Suffolk, 1992, Single strung clavichord, C to d3 compass, beautifully worked case, lid and stand, with decorative panels and hinges. Size 46" x 15" deep x 33" high when on the stand. This clavichord is in good playing condition.

£900. Available now.

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.

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

This website is updated as soon as I have new stock or sell an instrument. 2.7.2016.

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!