The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated November 14, 2021
We are always looking for good instruments to purchase or consign. Contact us HERE.
*NEW* ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU...
Put this under the tree, Santa Baby. Zuckermann Flemish double manual harpsichord by Thomas Cuil, 1990, rebuilt and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop, 2021. 8', 8', 4', buff; 56 notes, GG-d''', transposing 415/440. Sensitively voiced with great balance and contrast between the manuals, with a gentle and shimmery 4'. Beautiful marbling on the case. Four-piece stand comes apart for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $12,900.
SOLD - CAPTAIN VERSATILITY
French single manual harpsichord by Dale Munschy, 2008. 2 x 8', with incredibly sweet buff stop. 61 keys, FF-f''', transposing 392/415/440. Revoiced in 2020 by The Harpsichord Shop. 5' 4" spine length and detachable 4-piece stand makes for an exceptionally versatile and easy-to-transport instrument with lots of personality - from the sensitivity required for intimate chamber music to the incisiveness necessary for larger ensembles. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $5,900.
*NEW* WHO ARE YOU CALLING LITTLE?
Ottavino spinet by Wasson, ca. 1965. 49 keys, c-c'''', at 4' pitch. A=440, non transposing. Restrung in iron and brass, original leather plectra replaced with delrin. Gorgeous wooden keys, with sweet and gentle voicing throughout. A perfect instrument for small apartments, travel, or accompanying your favorite sopranino recorder player. Weighs approx. 30 lbs. Stand detaches and comes apart for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $2,500.
SOLD - SANTA MONICA SUNRISE
A real beauty we picked up in LA. Zuckermann Flemish double manual harpsichord, 1986, rebuilt and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop, 2021. 8', 8', 4', buff; 56 notes, GG-d''', transposing 415/440. A beautiful instrument with rich and contrasting sound colors at a great price. Four-piece stand comes apart for easy transport. Hand-lettered lid motto available at extra cost. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $10,900.
SOLD - STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY
Zuckermann Flemish double manual harpsichord by Robert and Richard Swartz, 1998. 8', 8', 4', buff; 56 notes, GG-d''', transposing 415/440. Stunning natural case in English sycamore and tiger maple. A truly gorgeous and carefully-built instrument with a full, resonant, but not strident tone suitable for a wide variety of repertoire. Pearwood jacks, requilled and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop. Four-piece stand comes apart for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $13,900.
SOLD - QUARANTINE QUOMPANION
Built from the popular Zuckermann design by Dr. Edward Kottick, this instrument is NOT just another kit. Superior craftsmanship and many elegant custom features make this a perfect addition to your apartment or an ideal portable instrument. 52 notes, BB-d''', at A=440. Warm, mellow sound with an exceptionally clear bass. Currently being requilled and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop. Three-piece stand comes apart for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE Asking $4,900
SOLD - TIMELESS BEAUTY AND SENSITIVITY
Small unfretted clavichord by Thomas Goff and Joseph Cobby, 1948. A stunning instrument in excellent conditon by pioneering British builders, with a sweet, delicate sound and long sustain. CC-d''', double strung, with ebony and ivory reverse keyboard and listing board. Gorgeous burled case veneer with lovely inlays. This is a sister instrument to the ones owned by Joan Benson and Rudolf Nureyev. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $6,900.
SOLD - FIRST CLASS FRANCO-FLEMISH
Zuckermann 'Concert V' Franco-Flemish single manual harpsichord by Owen Daly, 1979. 8', 8', 4', buff. 60 keys, GG-F#''', transposes 415-440. Gorgeous keyboard with bone naturals and cherry sharps; new Flemish papers add to the elegance. Three choirs of strings make for a broad palette of colors and a bold, robust sound. This is a rare early build from one of America's most respected harpsichord makers. Comes with 4-piece stand for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Price reduced to $7,400.
SOLD - A CLASSIC IN OUR TIME
French double manual harpsichord by William Dowd, Boston 1972. 8', 8', 4', buff. 63 keys, FF-g''', at A=440. Quilled in Delrin. Reverse keyboard, stunning natural wood finish. A fine instrument in excellent condition from one of the most important pioneers of American harpsichord building. Comes with 4-piece custom trestle stand. WATCH VIDEO HERE.