Instruments from the workshop of


KNIGHT VERNON
Harpsichord Maker
 Authentic replicas of historic instruments, carefully made, and elegantly decorated

Design and Scaling:


A constant study is made of antique keyboard instruments through reference to drawings and slides in our own library as well as by periodic visits to public and private collections in this country and abroad. Once a model has been chosen for replication, detailed working drawings are made from a study of measurements, drawings and photographs of the original.

An analysis is then made of the scaling and tension distribution of the original. From this study, string diameters are calculated which will produce the most uniform tension distribution possible. With uniform tension distribution, relative tuning stability is assured.