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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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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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Second Lockdown Skype Viewings

Posted by Peter Barnes on Monday, November 2, 2020, In : Second-hand 
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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John Storrs Harpsichord and Clavichord.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Monday, July 17, 2017, In : working on... 
Bought from a storage unit in Bognor Regis; two unmade sets of parts for a harpsichord and a clavichord have been made, sold and delivered. Here is a photo of the harpsichord before the lid papers went on:


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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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Single strung refurbished Italian harpsichords

Posted by Peter Barnes on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : Second-hand 
Time for a new idea - the student harpsichord at a real student price: Makers, from Bizzi to Booth often offer a single 8' strung harpsichord as a starter instrument. Their prices start at about £3,500
 I am planning to refurbish two Zuckermann Italian harpsichords with one register, one set of replacement strings, refurbished jacks and new dampers and plectra. By choosing to set them up with only one register I can string them slightly more heavily than would be safe with two registers and s...
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