Detail of the decorated hinge in the RWC English
The same instrument is offered in kit form for home assembly. Our
English Bentside Spinet Kit builds into one of the finest instruments we
have produced to date.
As in the finished, only the highest quality materials
are used throughout.
The price includes the license to build one
instrument for private use.
A fully dimensioned plan and instruction manual
take the builder through the construction of the instrument in a clear and
concise manner, with 'step by step' photographs further illustrating each
All the kits Include free access to our customer
'Helpline' should you need any advice on construction, setting-up or
The RWC 8' English Bentside Spinet Kit. Carefully selected
seasoned timbers are used throughout so assembly can begin immediately.
'Swiss' pine for the soundboard is supplied planked, jointed and sanded to a
thickness of only 2mm. The solid walnut casework sides have pre-cut mitred
ends for accurate jointing and most importantly the bentside is supplied
pre-bent and cleverly held to shape in a special jig. Matching walnut is
planked and thicknessed for the lid. Cedar is quarter sawn for the nameboard,
jackrail and internal casework veneer and like the original, the back,
baseboard and bracings are cut from selected spruce. The wooden jacks have
holly tongues ready to be fitted and the plectra are graded in thickness for
ease of voicing. All the hardware parts, tuning pins, balance pins, hitch
pins, bridge and nut pins, brass stringing and tuning lever are included to
complete the kit.
A matching walnut music desk, turned stand kit, marquetry panel kit and
decorative hinge kit are available for the English bentside spinet as
Musi desk for the English bentside spinet.
Turned stand for the English bentside spinet.
A fine English style turned stand in walnut ready for final sanding and
assembly. Cleverly designed to be easily dismantled for transportation.
Marquetry panel Kit for the English bentside
spinet. Re-create the original marquetry panel. Our specially
designed kit makes it easy to accomplish. This remarkable kit has all the
correct layers of veneer assembled in the correct order so that one cut
around the marked pattern with the veneer saw is all that is necessary to
achieve a truly professional finish.
Decorative Hinge & lock Kit for the English
bentside spinet. A fine detailed copy of the original Keene &
Brackley brasswork including long and short strap hinges, fall lock and key
and even a copy of the original tisserian chain and pin safety catch!