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Click to EnlargeWhether you're just starting your research on a harpsichord or clavichord or you are ready to purchase, we can help.  Not only do we build the finest of instruments, we build individual instruments to suit your needs.  Each instrument we build is unique.  Don't let this scare you off.  Completed instruments can be had for not much more than instruments built from kits you may have seen elsewhere. 

Harpsichord and clavichord building has been well documented over the years.  Each of our instruments is based on historical originals of Italian, Flemish, English, French and German originals.

Our instruments are built using historically suitable materials and techniques.  New technology and materials are used only to improve  construction and durability.   Also unique to our approach in building instruments is the combining of the best ideas from a vast array of original instruments and to introduce new ideas for improving scaling, tone and tuning stability (for tuning stability we like to string many of our instruments in all brass for instance).

Taking this approach of combining the best design ideas with homage to history creates an environment in our shop that allows us to prototype and constantly explore in our quest for the ideal instruments.

The best way to approach your harpsichord or clavichord purchase is to read the articles under  Choosing a Harpsichord and then decide what types of musical literature you would like to play most often.  Then, contact us by phone or email to discuss the type of instrument you are looking for.  We would enjoy sharing our thoughts on period keyboard instruments while helping your decide on best instrument for your needs.

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Jack Peters Harpsichords
14330 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98133

(206) 364-8254