The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts

 

Keyboard instrument making

 

The making of keyboard instruments such as harpsichords and clavichords. See the separate entries for piano making and organ building.

 

Status Currently viable
Craft category  Instruments
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised  UK
Origin in the UK
Minimum no. of craftspeople required
Current no. of trainees
Current no. of skilled craftspeople
Current total no. of craftspeople  16 businesses (harpsichords)

 

History

 

Techniques

 

Local forms

 

Sub-crafts

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

 

Support organisations

  • British Harpsichord Society. The website provides a list of UK harpsichord makers, as well as a list of suppliers of harpsichords in kit form, accounts of building harpsichords from scratch, availability of technical drawings of historic instruments and sources of various materials and accessories.

 

Craftspeople currently known

The British Harpsichord Society provides the following list of UK makers

 

Other information

 

References