Video tour of my workshop.

June 12, 2021
Here we have a video tour of my workshop, and the instruments that I have been working on:

March 25, 2021
Went to a virtual auction held in Newcastle yesterday. Between the pots and pans there were several harpsichords by good makers. Once you add the 'Buyer's Premium', a double went for over £10,000 and two singles reached over £3,000 each.

It struck me that has done for auctions what Rightmove has done for house sales. You can buy from anywhere, but it is still important to go and see what you are buying! 

The seller of an item sold at auction receives a bit over half of the pri...
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c.1800 English double bass in for repair

January 23, 2021
I feel sorry for this instrument and sincerely hope that I can do it justice. Some jobs feel like a labour of love even before you start them.

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Gregori timber ready for cutting

January 23, 2021
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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Nicholas Celini 1661

November 29, 2020
For sale on my home page!Wow!
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Fresh in Glasgow.

November 21, 2020
Lovely Zuckermann Flemish Harpsichord in great playing condition with a lovely soundboard painting by my mum. This harpsichord was one of many built expertly by Morton Gould, a Secondary School Music Teacher who put his heart into making harpsichords. He was a lovely family friend in the 1970's and 80's. These Zuckermanns have a fantastic sound!
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Baldwin Electric Harpsichord c.1969

November 18, 2020
A rare opportunity to own a sixties classic. The instrument has been preserved in its original state, including the perspex top and music desk, formica red soundboard and original plastic harpsichord jacks. The legs are original but have had blocks cut into where the bolts meet the aluminium case. This was done to make them more stable. This harpsichord is easy to tune and maintain. This particular instrument has been used by Abbey Road Studio for The Beach Boys album with The Royal Philharmo...
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Second Lockdown Skype Viewings

November 2, 2020
Book a virtual visit to see my instruments in a Covid safe way.
This is a harpsichord that my father built in 1962. It is one of a number of instruments which are available for sale.
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Deliveries and Collection.

October 16, 2020
In the time honoured manner, I am meeting a customer at South Mimms Service Station in order to transfer a Cembalino harpsichord to his car. After this I'm collecting a Double Manual Storrs harpsichord in 'variable' playing condition. (The cars pictured are from stock images.)
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Finally, (almost) finished! Delin Double.

October 10, 2020
No 4' on this one. Make of that what you will, but many people hardly use a 4', it goes out of tune quickly in concert conditions and robs the soundboard of space for the 8' stops. My Lockdown Luxury has been to make a double without the usual 4'. I like it.

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About Me

Harpsichord Maker, restorer, repairer and vendor.