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John Barnes 1962, Peter Barnes 2022.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Friday, January 6, 2023, In : New Harpsichords 
Early in his Career, my father made this harpsichord. He copied string lengths, plucking points, bridge dimensions and soundboard thicknesses from Kirchmann, with a result that it sounds far more traditional than it looks!
Here I am 60 years later making copies of far simpler instruments which I hope look as good as they sound!
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Italian Harpsichord by Peter Stephens

Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, In : New Harpsichords 
I am currently completing a beautifully made Italian harpsichord which will shortly be for sale. Built from plans for a false inner/outer harpsichord with C-d3 transposing compass, this harpsichord will make a splendid continuo instrument!

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Gregori timber ready for cutting

Posted by Peter Barnes on Saturday, January 23, 2021, In : New Harpsichords 
Here we have it. The timber for a Gregori Harpsichord case, lid and stand. With a nice Beech wrestplank on top.

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Delin Double underway!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, In : New Harpsichords 
Here is my new baby! 

Of course, making the case is the quick bit.
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Posted by Peter Barnes on Thursday, May 28, 2020, In : New Harpsichords 

Delin Harpsichord by Peter Barnes 2020
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Delin Harpsichord finished!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Saturday, April 4, 2020, In : New Harpsichords 
All that work and finally there is something to show for it. Large, light and very powerful!

It is probably time to tidy the workshop now!
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Colin Booth Italian Harpsichord

Posted by Peter Barnes on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, In : New Harpsichords 
Welcome to the latest harpsichord for sale. Breathtaking!

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