About Martin Butter Martin Butter Klavierinstrumentmaker Clavichord

Harpsichord maintenance

I provide maintenance of harpsichords after historical models. The work includes replacing individual plectra or broken strings, touching up the voicing of a register, replacing all plectra in a register and revoicing the new quills, restringing with new wire, adjusting jack heights and staggering, adjusting dampers, adjusting depth of touch, and fixing other minor matters that need to be remedied to keep a harpsichord in good shape. Maintenance visits are usually done on-site at the client's address, unless the scale of the work or problems with scheduling visits suggest it would be more convenient to transport the instrument to my workshop.