Baldwin Electric Harpsichord

If you look around, there's not a whole lot of information floating around out there about the Baldwin Electric Harpsichord, other than the site devoted to it,'re pretty rare, and have a very unusual pickup system.  Each note has its own string and jack, which employs a pick and a damper felt.  When the key is depressed, it raises the jack which causes the pick to pluck the string, then come back down and pass over the string and come to rest on the damper.  It's a pretty neat design, but somewhat flawed in that the picks can and will break, and the jacks themselves become brittle.  On this one in particular, we had all the jacks replaced with brand new ones.  It takes a lot of adjustment to get it right, but once it's right it sounds awesome.