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English Harpsichord, Finally Finished!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Sunday, January 9, 2022, In : New build 
The finishing touched on this harpsichord are now complete. Yours for only £4,995!

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English Harpsichord from EMS kit

Posted by Peter Barnes on Friday, September 17, 2021, In : New build 
I'm making an English Harpsichord which I designed for The Early Music Shop some years ago. This kit was bought and not started. It has provided me with a chance to revisit and rectify the shortcomings of this kit, and a relatively quick way to make a new instrument. 
I expect to use it for hirings until it is sold.
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English Harpsichord after Barton, Made, Sold, Delivered.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, In : New build 
The project this year was to reduce the repair work I am doing and make new instruments. Here is the result, including a lovely soundboard painting by Jennifer Douglas.

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New English Harpsichord Update

Posted by Peter Barnes on Sunday, February 14, 2016, In : Soundboard painting 
Jennifer is cracking on with the soundboard painting.

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New English Harpsichord update.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : New build 
We are on the home straight now of such an enjoyable project - it is a treat to make a harpsichord from scratch after many years of repairs!
I'm working on the keyboard in the workshop and Jenny is preparing to paint the soundboard in the style of the 1725 Coston. This is of course a liberty since the harpsichord is modelled on the Barton of 1709 and the Keene and Brackley spinet of 1713. The only excuse is that there is a soundboard painting on a 1710 Tisseran harpsichord which may ave been p...
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