Does anyone know the background on this? After encountering hundreds of
basic Z slabsides with balance points so far back and bushings so tight
they need a football sized lead to get the piano sized keyhead back up.
Then suddenly in 1970 David way introduced "his" 6 foot five octave
slabside with a short keyhead rear guide pin designed for no lead. The
plastic coverings, large piano pins and bushings are still there, but
with over rail it becomes more harpsichord like. He must of had to order
thousands of units? When the move over to the concert (with bentside)
design he would have had to still be using up the left overs. Who
remembers any of this? Also, where the earliest "flemish" the C-e ones
still using cut down P-R keys or did someone else make them. I remember
working on a Burton which had beautiful organ keys from Kluge in Germany
and the rest was total garbage. Perhaps those like Calhoun will
remember. When Way set up the Stonington shop to build the last Hymen
harpsichords, was this the beginning of the earliest "Zuckermann
keyboards" AND What yer was the end of the use of the Philadephia parts
Somebody out there knows this stuff! It might be of interest to a
few of us pioneers!
P.S. I wonder how many other young harpsichord makers were told by DJW
that they just could'nt do it. I did and outlived him!