The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated March 15, 2020
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FEATURED LISTING - A RARE GEM
French single manual harpsichord by Alan Gotto, 2015, after an anonymous French instrument, 1667. 2x8’, 52 keys, GG-c''', with split sharps for AA/BB. Strung in brass throughout. Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, solid bone sharps with Gothic trefoil arcades. Walnut-lined case with matching music desk and lid stick. Comes with beautiful 4-piece stand, padded cover, and spare strings. A world-class instrument from one of England's most respected builders. Instrument is in Cambridge, MA. WATCH VIDEO HERE. MUST SELL - REDUCED TO $9,900.
STRIKING NATURAL BEAUTY
German single manual harpsichord by David Sutherland and Devin Zimmer, 2008. 2 x 8', 1 x 4', buff stop. 63 keys (FF-g''') transposing 415/440. Lovely reverse keyboard with ebony naturals and bone-topped sharps. Gorgeous natural wood finish and superior craftsmanship throughout. Not just a pretty package, this instrument sings with a lush and warm sound and has a quick, responsive action that's a pleasure to play. VIDEO COMING SOON.
SOLD - SMALL BUT MIGHTY
French single manual harpsichord by Dale Munschy, 2008. 2x8', buff stop. 61 keys, FF-f''', transposing 392/415/440. Wooden jacks, quilled in delrin. Newly voiced and regulated. This instrument is a real unicorn - a unique combination of compact size, reliable action, easy transportability, and large compass, which makes it ideal for the busy harpsichordist on the go. Three piece stand easily comes apart for travel. VIDEO SAMPLE 1 VIDEO SAMPLE 2
SOLD - GREAT POTENTIAL
Zuckermann Flemish IX single manual harpsichord, ca. 1985. Revoiced by David Calhoun, 2010. 2 x 8', buff stop. 56 keys (GG-d''') transposing 392415/440. Beautiful keyboard with bone naturals and grenadilla sharps. This is a very well-built instrument which just needs some cosmetic TLC. MOTIVATED SELLER - asking $3,500 AS IS, or $5,900 with new gilding and Flemish papers in the color scheme of buyer's choice - see the Franco-Flemish or Beautiful Blue instruments down below this listing for ideas.
HAVE CONTINUO HARPSICHORD, WILL TRAVEL.
Zuckermann Neapolitan model Italian harpsichord by Alex Shaffer. 49 notes, GG-d''', with split-sharp broken octave in the bass. 2x8', buff, non-transposing at A=415. Wooden jacks, quilled in crow feather. Extremely light and easy to move. Comes with fitted lid and custom-built zippered soft travel case. A very carefully and beautifully built instrument perfect for continuo playing and busy rehearsal schedules. WATCH VIDEO HERE
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.
SOLD - GOOD LOOKS AND VERSATILITY
Zuckermann Flemish single, early 1970s. Meticulously built. 2x8’, buff, 56 keys, GG-d’’’, transposing 415/440. Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone-topped sharps. Comes with beautiful mahogany 4-piece stand. A handsome, compact, and versatile instrument with a bright, balanced sound and deep, rich bass, perfect for continuo playing as well as a wide range of solo repertoire. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $5,900.
SOLD - BEAUTIFUL BLUE
Hubbard Flemish single manual harpsichord, 1995. 2 x 8', buff. 55 keys, BB (GG)-f''' transposing 392/415/440. Newly restrung and quilled in delrin. Natural polished wood keyboard, bright gilding, and stunning new Flemish papers make this sweet-sounding, useful, and versatile instrument perfect for solo and ensemble playing. Comes with 4-piece trestle stand. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Price reduced to $4,500.
SOLD - FRENCH AND FABULOUS
Hubbard French double manual harpsichord after Taskin by James Mossman, 1974. Rebuilt, restrung, and requilled in delrin by The Harpsichord Shop, 2018. 2 x 8', 1 x 4', buff stop, with peau de bouffle in preparation. 61 keys (FF-f''') transposing 392/415/440. Striking black and red case with beautiful gilding throughout. Four-piece stand disassembles for transport. Great Hubbard sound - lucid and resonant bass and bright, clear treble - make it well suited for a wide range of repertoire, both solo and in ensemble settings. $10.900.