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FOR SALE – Harpsichord by Alan Gotto c 1984

The instrument’s case was derived from 18th Century Flemish and French work. The case is painted in
dark green and decorated with Flemish papers. The two-part lid has applied painted mottoes and the
soundboard is decorated with a scheme of flora and fauna, with a running decorative border.
2 by 8 ‘, with buff.
The compass is GG-d”‘.
Keyboard has bone naturals with moulded cedar fronts, the accidentals are ebony.
Supported by a trestle stand in mahogany, with 4 turned legs.
This instrument was owned by my late brother.

Price: £3250

Location: near Leicester UK
Contact: Nic Worters.  07956 320 774


FOR SALE – Spinet

Lovely Spinet which has been made from a kit and is complete except for the fact that
not all of the notes play – they just need some fine tuning or adjustment.
Buyer collects

Price: £800 o.n.o

Location: West London, UK
Contact: Barbara Linton,  020 8997 1218


FOR SALE – Michael Thomas Double Harpsichord

Copy of C18th Kirchmann harpsichord
Made by Michael Thomas, approx 1958.
Owned by my late father and located in South Bucks, near Beaconsfield.
Not used regularly in the last few years.
Further information and photos available on request.
Buyer will need to arrange collection.

Price: £1500 ono

Location: UK, Bucks
Contact: Richard Burdett or 01202 882435

FOR SALE – John Morley Virginal

John Morley pentagonal Virginal for sale.
Structurally sound and all complete.
Requires re-voicing and general servicing to return it to playing order.
No soundboard splits or broken strings.
Three removable legs for easy transportation; could do with strengthening

Price: Offers invited around £550 00

Location: SE London
Contact: Catherine Thomas,

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FOR SALE – Spinet by Paul Watson

Spinet hand-built in American black walnut by Paul Watson of Stoke Newington in 1991
with beautiful marquetry.
Requires some action work to restore to full playing condition.

Price: £2499 ono

Location: U.K. Huntingdon, Cambs
Contact: For more details call or email Catherine 07500 347 381,
or Jean on 07887 886 064

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FOR SALE – Harpsichord after Goermans ⁄ Taskin by Bizzi, 1997

This French double manual harpsichord by Bizzi after the Goermans 1764 ⁄ Taskin 1784 in the Russell Collection in Edinburgh has a compass of 5 octaves (FF-f³), with 2 × 8′, 1 × 4′ registers and buff stop, and is transposable a¹=415 – 440.

The case is painted black with gold banding with the interior in red tortoise-shell laquer, and sits on 6 turned legs in the Louis XVI style. The soundboard is in spruce with painted flower decoration, the bridges and nuts are in beech, the keyboard in ebony with bone topped sharps. The wooden jacks have delrin plectra. The harpsichord comes with a matching stool.

Dimensions: 2335 × 940 × 305mm approx. (92 × 37 × 12″).

This instrument has been fully serviced in our workshops and is available to play and inspect by appointment. More images of the harpsichord and a sound file of it being played can be heard on our website:

Price: £ 9,750

Andrew Durand – The Music Room Workshop, Chiddingfold, Surrey
+44 (0)1428 656246

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FOR SALE- Two Double Manual Harpsichords

Two harpsichords from c1970s: Each Double manual 8′ 8′ 4′.
One by Sperrhake Passau, one unknown but maintained formerly by Oxford Early Keyboard Agency.
Both in need of restoration.
Collection only from Berkshire address.

Price: Offers accepted

Location: UK, Berkshire
Contact: Sean Farrell 01344 444206