“This website is posted by Michael Cole, who has a workshop in Prestbury, under the Cotswold escarpment on the northern fringe of Cheltenham.
It is intended to give you information about the kinds of instruments that I have been making and restoring since my first reproduction instruments were made in the early 1970s.
Ten years earlier, like many others, I was inspired by Raymond Russell's excellent book The Harpsichord and Clavichord which he modestly subtitled 'a preliminary survey'. For those of us who were accustomed to 1960s harpsichords, made by commercial piano makers using modern designs and materials, the instruments shown in Russell's photographic plates were utterly beguiling. A few years later came Frank Hubbard's Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making, which was very strong on accurate historical source material, supplemented by some excellent technical drawings made by Hubbard's father. ..“
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