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Meet America's Master Builder Of Historical Harpsichords
John Phillips and colleague Janine Johnson "build the instruments by hand. The sun-flooded central room of the workshop has some power tools, but planing the bottom of a case to the desired thickness is done by hand (it takes an hour). So is carving a bridge (that takes a day) or making the bird-quill plectra that pluck the strings."
The Wall Street Journal 09/04/13
Posted September 6, 2013 12:54 AM
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