Welcome to my Website and listing of Keyboard Instruments and Double Basses.

After a glorious year away from harpsichords, making two double basses, I'm back

in harness in 2018, and happy to accept repair work and commissions for new

instruments!


Here is a summary of instruments available to commission, which are listed in 

more detail below. Updated 22.1.2018.


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. This harpsichord is now started. Price when finisher is £11,600. 


Single Manual Flemish Harpsichord after Ruckers


Traditional soundboard painting, turned Chestnut or oak stand and marbled case decoration. 

2 x 8' stops, GG-e3 Transposing 415/440.

Built to order from £13,000.


Double Basses by Peter Barnes 2016 and 2018.


Double Basses after Domenico Montagana c. 1750, for sale £1,800 and £3,800. (See Double Bass page for details double-bass.php )


Used instruments:


Coming on 29.4.2018: 


Double Manual Flemish Harpsichord made by John Storrs. 

New paintwork, professionally serviced, voiced and adjusted. £5,850.


Harpsichord after Kirchmann, made in 1962 by John Barnes. 


FF-f3 five octave compass. 2 x 8' and 4' stops with buff. 

Re-strung with Rose Iron and Brass, replacement action cloth and set up.

For sale for £5,000.




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.

I have started making this instrument. 

Price when finished is £11,600.






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 marbled case decoration. 

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

Available to order from £13,000.

(These photographs are of a similar instrument made in 2017)

Coming on 29.4.2018: 


Double Manual Flemish Harpsichord made by John Storrs. 

Two 8-foot stops, one with buff stop and a 4-foot stop. GG-e3 compass. This harpsichord has just been repainted, professionally serviced, voiced and adjusted. £5,850.


Harpsichord after Kirchmann, made by John Barnes 1962.

FF-f3 compass, can be tuned to a=440 or 415.

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

Traditional sound, but 'revival' style case design.

Re-strung with Malcolm Rose's iron and brass wire, newly set up with new cloth on keyframe. 

For sale £5,000.

Double Bass after Domenico Montagana c. 1750, 
made by Peter Barnes in 2016, for sale £1,800. 
More details on my Double Bass page: double-bass.php
Double Bass after Domenico Montagana c. 1750, 
made by Peter Barnes in 2018, for sale £3,800.