Welcome to my listing of New and Used Keyboard instruments!
Here is a summary of instruments which are listed in more detail below. Updated 27.7.15
Copy of Keene and Brackley Spinet c.1715 made by Mike Barnes in 2000. £4000.
New: Early French Harpsichord after Lefebvre by Carl Reynoldson in 2000. 2 x 8' brass strings, GG-c3. With new strings and servicing £4,500.
Chamber Organ by Bates and Son c.1825. £24,000. Reduced to £18,950
John Storrs Double Manual Harpsichord, In good playing condition and with travel cover. £5,400. Now reduced to £5,000.
English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton by Peter Barnes 2006. 2 x 8' stops, Walnut case with soundboard decoration after Coston. £6,450.
Italian Harpsichord by Michael Johnson c.1972. 2 x 8' stops, turned stand and travel cover. £3,500.
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. All three registers have new plectra and dampers. Recently re-painted in red. For sale £3,900.
Zuckermann Flemish Harpsichord 1975. 8 and 4 foot stops. BB-d3 can be tuned to a=440 or 415. With replacement tongues and plectra to 8-foot stop. £2,350.00
Zuckermann Flemish in need of a new soundboard and other renovation. £950.
Broadwood Square Piano for sale near Woburn in Bedfordshire. In good condition, but requires servicing. For sale £1,350.
John Morley Double manual harpsichord FF-g3, 2 x 8', 4' and Lute stop. Available as seen, in reasonable playing condition, £1,500.
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Keene and Brackley Spinet c.1715.
This English Bentside Spinet was owned and extensively studied by the late John Barnes. It has been much copied since a plan and booklet of making information was first produced by John Barnes in 1985. Plans for this instrument are available from Marc Vogel in Germany and the booklet called 'Making a Spinet by Traditional Methods' is available from myself. This spinet was sold to Peter Mole in 2006 and he commissioned an extensive restoration by the expert maker and restorer, Malcolm Rose, which was completed in February 2009. These photographs show the instrument's current condition with a new stand and music desk, new jack-rail, new jacks and a restoration of the original soundboard. The sound is sweet and clear. Further photographs are on this page: keene-and-brackley-spinet-c1715.php
Size: 180cm long, 62cm wide and 20cm high.
This instrument has now been Sold, but you can buy a copy of this instrument which is listed below:
Copy of Keene and Brackley Spinet c.1715, made by Mike Barnes in 2000.
This spinet is made from solid American Walnut on a turned stand with traditional pearwood jacks and ebony with imitation Ivory keyboard. This is an accurate copy of the original spinet apart from the addition of a low G# and high Eb to the compass, giving GG-e3 chromatic. Can be tuned to a=415 or 440. Brass stringing, marquetry panel and traditional brass hinges by David Law. The tone is sweet and the spinet was voiced by myself c.2003.
Available for £4,000.
New: French Harpsichord after Lefebvre by Carl Reynoldson, 2000.
Early French style instrument based on an original c1680 harpsichord by Antoine Lefebvre of Paris.
Compass: GG/AA - c"' 2 x 8, a' = 392Hz. Ebony naturals with bone topped sharps.
An unusual and specialist instrument with a very distinctive sound which is suitable for early French harpsichord repertoire. The instrument is designed for 'French Baroque ' pitch, A=392. The case is 195cm long x 80cm wide and 20cm high. Available for £4,500.
Below is a photograph of the original instrument.
Here are two recordings of this harpsichord. Please forgive my playing!
Carl Reynoldson Hc. Recording1.MP3
Carl Reynoldson Hc recording2.MP3
Chamber organ by Theodore Bates & Son, Ludgate Hill, London, c.1825.
Location: Devon, England Condition: Excellent
Height 2540mm Width 1650mm Depth 775mm
Specification Dulciana 8ft
Open Diapason 8ft
Stopt Diapason Bass 8ft Clarabel 8ft
Hautboy 8ft Fifteenth 2ft
The classical case of flamed Brazilian rosewood is decorated with carved impost, Corinthian capitals and an elaborate cornice. The flat back casework pipes retain their original gilding.
The keyboard has ivory naturals and ebony sharps. The drawstop heads are solid ivory with copperplate hand engraving. The brass candle sconces are original.
The organ has a hitch down Venetian Swell, 3 Combination pedals and a straight and flat 18 note pedalboard. It can be blown by foot or hand.
The instrument is in first class unaltered condition and has never been modified for electric blowing. The double rise reservoir, feeder bellows and pallets have been professionally and sensitively restored. The pipework retains its original cone tuning.
The pedalboard, foot pedals and keyboard retract and the instrument is on rollers to facilitate maintenance.
The instrument is thought to have been built for the Duke of Norfolk at Brands Hatch House. For sale £24,000. Reduced to £18,950
English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton by Peter Barnes.
Iron strung 2x8’ harpsichord with 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. Orders being taken for new instruments for completion in November 2016. Guide price £8,000-£10,000. Alternatively, this instrument, made in 2006, is available now for £6,450 including cover and adjustable stool.
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. 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 keywell and soundboard. £3,900.
Zuckermann Flemish Harpsichord made by Hill, 1975.
8 and 4 foot stops. BB-d3 can be tuned to a=440 or 415. 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. £2,350.00
I am happy to deliver within the U.K. for a reasonable charge, but please make your own transport arrangements if you are buying from abroad.
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