"I offer harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments which are based on historic instruments. My philosophy is to follow the original design and materials very closely, obtaining details from drawings, literature and personal studies of instruments in museums and private collections. The only exceptions I make are to add certain features to make the instruments less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity and to add features at a customer’s request. Customised features include the ability to play in modern pitch (A=440) and/or baroque pitch (A=415), extended compass and decoration.
My background is in engineering and I find this an enormous help in understanding and making instruments; after all, instrument making is basically engineering in wood! " See website for more information. (ed.)
Category: Builders/Restorers/Suppliers / Keyboard Instruments
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