"The Renaissance Workshop Company Ltd. (RWC) is the world’s largest specialist manufacturer of early music instruments, all based on existing originals or relevant iconography and are handmade by a small team of dedicated craftsmen who have many years experience.
RWC designs and manufacture, for historical performance, a wide range of faithful reproductions of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque musical instruments from keyboards (clavichords, harpsichords, spinets…) and stringed instruments (fiddles, lutes, viols, hurdy-gurdies, psalteries…) to windcaps (crumhorns, cornamusen, shawms...)
RWC is not only an Early Music workshop making musical Instruments to the highest standards, the company has saved many rare and some relatively unknown instruments from extinction.
What makes the Renaissance Workshop Company Ltd. unique however is that the same range of Early Music instruments are offered to customers either complete or in kit form for home assembly. Each kit provides all the parts for you to build the instrument and has been designed for ease of assembly. Most do not assume any prior knowledge or experience of instrument making. The company even organises kit-building courses, designed to be as much fun as they are instructive
Although most of the kits are sold to aficionados, the company supplies to connoisseurs of mediaeval, renaissance and baroque music throughout the world, and has established a strong export base to Europe, Japan and the United States. RWC has really contributed to the take off of the sales of early music instruments world-wide. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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