The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated August 5, 2022
We are always looking for good instruments to purchase or consign. Contact us HERE.
NEW - VERSATILITY, AFFORDABILITY, AND BACH
Double manual Franco-Flemish harpsichord by Philip Tyre, Op. 2, 1986. 61 notes, FF-f''', transposing A=415/440. 2 x 8', 4', with buff. New wooden jacks by Norm Purdy, quilled in crow. An attractive and versatile instrument with a lovely sweetness and clarity of sound which makes it especially well suited for contrapuntal repertoire. Legs detach for easy transport. Comes with custom padded travel cover. Video coming soon. Asking $13,900.
NEW - A BIG GUY WITH LOTS OF HEART
Large German unfretted clavichord after Friederici (1765) by Ronald Haas, 1991, rebuilt in 2017. 61 notes, FF-f''' double strung at A=415. Can be tuned up to 440. A lovely and expressive instrument with an easy, responsive touch perfect for a wide selection of repertoire, from baroque to classical, with a rich dynamic range and crisp sound. Bring on the C. P. E. Bach and Mozart! Legs unscrew for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $7,900.
NEW - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Unfretted clavichord after German models from a Zuckermann kit. 59 keys, GG-f''', double strung, at A=440. A gentle instrument with a sensitive and responsive action, assertive bass, and lucid treble. Easy touch is not prone to chatter. Gorgeous case in cherry finish; stand detaches and comes apart for easy transport. A versatile and rewarding instrument well suited for honing technique and expressivity at a great price. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $3,900.
SOLD - THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Single manual Flemish harpsichord after Dulcken by Craig C. Tomlinson, 1988. 61 notes, FF-f''', transposing 392/415. Can be tuned up to 415/440. 8', 8', 4', with buff rail. Wooden jacks, quilled in white delrin. A big, bold, profoundly resonant instrument with a bass that goes on for ages by one of today's premier builders with gorgeous soundboard painting by Olga Tomlinson. Stand disassembles for transport. Comes with bench and custom travel cover. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $18,900.
SOLD - TRÈS MAGNIFIQUE
An absolute stunner. French double manual harpsichord after Vaudry (1681) by Ronald Haas, 1975, rebuilt by Derek Adlam. Currently being restrung by The Harpsichord Shop. 8', 8', 4', buff; 54 notes, GG-d''' with split sharps for AA/CC# and BB/D# at A=415. Wooden jacks, quilled in black delrin. An exceptional instrument, both inside and out, with a lush but focused sound and crisp, responsive action. A single-owner instrument meticulously maintained, it is a fine example of the versatility and beauty of a 17th century-style French harpsichord. Exquisite turned and gilded stand disassembles for transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $27,900.
SOLD - JE T'ADORE, MON AMOUR
French double manual harpsichord by Willard Martin, 1981. 8', 8' 4' buff. 60 notes (FF, GG-f''') transposing A=415/440. New pearwood jacks, recently restrung and requilled in celcon. Elegant Chinoiserie and gorgeous soundboard painting by Pamela Gladding. Louis XV-style stand with detachable legs. Comes with transport cover. A truly majestic instrument in both appearance and sound, with a bass of extraordinary richness, clear treble, and an upper manual 8' with lots of character. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $36,900.
SOLD - PRACTICALLY PERFECT
Fretted clavichord after Manoel de Carniero Sr. (Oporto 1796) by Owen Daly, 2006, refurbished by the builder in 2021. 61 keys (FF-f''') at A=415, Unfretted from C down, double fretted from C#-f'''. Resonant, clear tone and sensitive, responsive action makes this instrument perfect for a wide range of repertoire. A beautiful clavichord from one of America's most highly respected and sought-after builders. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $8,900.
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 - PARIS ON A BUDGET
French double manual harpsichord from a Hubbard kit, ca. 1995. 61 notes, FF-f''' transposing 415/440. 2x8', 4', buff, quilled in white delrin. Comes with four-piece matching trestle stand and music desk. Revoiced and regulated by The Harpsichord Shop. Rich, resonant bass with bright, clear treble and a light, shimmering 4', with lots of contrast between the 8' stops. Newly installed light and singing buff stop adds even more color to a carefully crafted big, bold, and reliable instrument at a great price. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $12,900.