Have you ever heard of a "tangent piano"? I think you might enjoy a wonderfully informative article I just read about this early instrument, sort of a cousin to the fortepiano. An article in the NYTimes explains: "The tangent piano represents a broken branch in the genealogy of the piano. It was produced in the second half of the 18th century alongside the fortepiano, the immediate ancestor of today’s pianoforte. As early as 1751, Franz Jacob Späth, a builder of clavichords, fortepianos and organs, was producing tangent pianos in Regensburg, Germany, assisted later by his son-in-law and partner, Christoph Friedrich Schmahl. Fewer than 20 examples, fragile and temperamental, survive."
Listen to the informative musical examples of this instrument with pianist Alexei Lubimov performing Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of J. S. Bach.......let me know how you like the sound of the tangent piano compared with your own instrument!