I discovered, in the aftermath of a flooded basement/workshop, that the keyboard for my Opus IV harpsichord has been destroyed. Fortunately, the instrument itself, along with my tools and machines, suffered no harm.
The making of the keyboard, an extremely time consuming process, represents the birth of an instrument, as it is the first thing I make for a new instrument.
While it will indeed be a challenge to duplicate the dimensions of this keyboard, I am quite confident that I will be able to accomplish this task, with the hope that the new keyboard will be even better than the original.
Despite this very disappointing setback, my Opus IV will one day sing.