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English Harpsichord after Thomas Barton by Peter Barnes 2019.

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.

This instrument is now finished and available for sale. 

Price: £9,800.

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Here is a summary of instruments for sale, which are listed in more detail below: 

Updated February 2019.



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. Now finished and for sale for 9,800 GBP. 


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:


Double Manual French Harpsichord by Hugh Craig 1980. £4,000. Now sold.


Virginals, c.1980.With Walnut case and wooden jacks. £1,350.



Flemish Single by Stephen Fogg. £2,250.


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 (+44)7733619002, or by email peterbarnes850@btinternet.com or via this page: contact-us-and-instrument-transport-links.php





Double Manual French Harpsichord after Taskin, by Hugh Craig 1980.

2x8' and 4. Buff stop. Transposing 440/415. Case and soundboard decoration in immaculate condition but requires some adjustment, particularly to the top of the upper manual, which is voiced too loudly.

The case is 237cm long x 98cm wide and 37cm high. the legs are 59cm high and remove for transport.

This harpsichord can be seen and played near Saxmundham in Suffolk. I visited it and tuned it to a=440 in February 2019.

£4,000. Now sold.
Virginals, c.1980.
Walnut case, wooden Jacks and music desk (not shown). BB-d3. Tunes to A=440/415. In good playing condition. Light, and easy to transport. Added to site in October 2018. £1350.
Flemish Harpsichord by Stephen Fogg, c.1967. 

Single Manual 8' with buff and 4' stops. 
AA-f3 compass. 
Wooden jacks and registers. 
Can be tuned to a=440 or 415 and could be converted to enable the keyboard to transpose. 
In playing condition.  
Accomplished and detailed lid painting by Terry Thorn.

Price £2,250 or 2,250 euro.

Single Manual Flemish Harpsichord 

after Ruckers. (Similar to photos on right and below)


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.


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 or 5,000 euro.

Double Bass after Domenico Montagana c. 1750.
Baroque neck angle suitable for traditional gut strings.
made by Peter Barnes in 2016, 
for sale £1,800 or 1,800 euro. 
More details on my Double Bass page: double-bass.php
Double Bass after Domenico Montagana c. 1750, 
made by Peter Barnes in 2018, Maple neck, sides and back, Sitka Spruce table and ebony fingerboard, for sale £3,800 or 3,800 euro.