The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated November 13, 2019
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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. Asking $20,000.
RENDEZ-VOUS IN PARIS
Hubbard French double manual harpsichord after Taskin, early 1970s. Rebuilt, restrung, and requilled in delrin by The Harpsichord Shop, 2019. 2 x 8', 1 x 4', buff stop. 61 keys (FF-g''') transposing 415/440. Striking twilight blue case with antique white interior and beautiful gilding throughout. Comes with matching bench and music desk. Four-piece stand disassembles for transport. Voiced for maximum timbral and dynamic contrast between the two 8' registers with a light and shimmering 4'. A handsome, reliable, and versatile instrument priced to sell. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $11,900.
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.
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 - 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.
SOLD - GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
Italian harpsichord by Douglass Hjelm, 1996. 50 keys, BB (GG)-c''', non-transposing. 1 x 8'. Action rebuilt in 2017 by The Harpsichord Shop, with new custom wooden jacks by Norm Purdy. Weighs only 35 lbs, legs detach for easy transport. A great portable continuo instrument! WATCH VIDEO HERE. ASKING $3,000.