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The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated 13 May 2024
We are always looking for good instruments to purchase or consign. Contact us HERE.

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***FEATURED*** (LONE) STAR PERFORMER

Flemish double manual harpsichord by Steven Sørli, 1998. 61 notes, FF-f''', transposing A=415/440. 8', 8', 4', buff. A striking instrument with a uniquely colorful and lucid sound, beautifully-marbled case exterior and natural wood accents, typical of Sørli's meticulous attention to detail. Comes with music desk, matching bench, apron stand, and optional screw-in legs. Instrument located in San Antonio, TX.  WATCH VIDEO HERE and HERE. Price reduced to $17,900.

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***NEW*** IL MAGNIFICO

Italian harpsichord by David Werbeloff, 2001, after the Smithsonian 'Large Italian'. 2 x 8' 55 notes (GG, AA,-d''',) transposing A=415/440. New wooden jacks, quilled in Canada goose. A rare opportunity to own a gorgeous harpsichord in mint condition from a highly-respected Boston builder, richly resonant yet with a lucid and clear tone. Meticulously crafted, this true inner-outer instrument has a gorgeous carved mahogany stand which comes apart for easy transport. Matching music desk, upholstered bench, and custom travel cover included.  WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $24,900.

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***NEW*** (FANT)ASIA AND FUGUE

Flemish double manual harpsichord after J. Ruckers (1624) by Ronald Haas, 1989. 56 notes (GG - d'''), 2x8', 4', buff, transposing A=415-440. Bone naturals, ebony sharps. Wooden jacks recently requilled in Canada goose quill. Case and lid decorated by the builder with colorful Chinoiserie relief in 18th century style. This beautiful instrument has a truly exceptional sound and a crisp, responsive action, with lots of contrast between the rich, mellow lower 8' and a bold, incisive, and bright upper 8'. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $17,900.

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***NEW*** GENTLE GIANT

Large unfretted clavichord after Per Lindholm (1788) by Andrew Lagerquist, Op. 9, 2009. 68 keys (FF-c'''') at A=415. Double strung in yellow brass and iron, with additional 4' choir from FF-A in the bass. A truly exceptional instrument with a wide dynamic range, big color palette, sensitive touch, and profound resonance from one of today's most respected builders. Extended range makes it suitable for most early Classical repertoire, and its bold character invites performance with solo voice or melody instrument. Case measures 80" x 23.5" Legs detach for transport. Comes with a custom travel cover. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $16,500.

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ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

Flemish single manual harpsichord by Stephen Renaker, 2012. 2 x 8', buff. 55 notes, GG, AA,-d''', transposing A=415/440. Newly requilled and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop. A gorgeous and extraordinarily colorful instrument with a big personality and rich resonance. Lucid, clear tone perfect for a wide range of solo repertoire as well as both small and large ensemble continuo work. Light and portable, with an elegant four-piece trestle stand which comes apart for easy transport. Music desk and custom travel cover included.  WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $12,900.

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ETERNAL HAPPINESS

 

Zuckermann Italian Virginal V, finished by David Calhoun in 1994. 54 keys, BB - e''', at A=415. Can be tuned to A=440. Sweet, round sound with crisp voicing and rich sustain. Comes with music desk and four-piece stand, which comes apart for easy transport. Perfect for a small space or as an easily-transportable gig instrument. Custom padded travel cover included. Chinese characters inside lid mean 'eternal happiness/music'.  WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $4,400.

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JUST ADD FRESCOBALDI

Italian harpsichord after Gregori (1726) by noted Canadian builder Edward Turner, 1984, rebuilt by Craig C. Tomlinson, 2010. Restrung by The Harpsichord Shop, 2024. False inner/outer, 2x 8', 49 notes, EE (CC) - e''', optional short octave tuning (CC, DD, EE, FF, GG) in the bass. Transposing A=415/440. 6' 3" spine length. Legs detach for easy transport. A boldly voiced and reliable instrument at a great price perfect for both large and small ensemble workWATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $6,900.

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YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

Zuckermann double fretted clavichord after Hubert, built in 1994. 51 keys, CC-d''', at A=415. Strung in yellow brass throughout, with a vibrant, sensitive sound and easy response that makes this light, compact, and easily-transported instrument a must-have for perfecting your organ, harpsichord, or fortepiano technique. Gorgeous natural cherry finish case, comes with table stand built from reclaimed antique lumber. A great value at a great price.  WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $3,900.

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LES GOÛTS RÉUNIS

French double manual harpsichord after Tibaut (1691) by Federico Mascheroni, Milan, 2021. 2x 8', 4'. 52 notes, GG/BB - c'', with split sharps in the bass, at A=415. Comes with custom turned apron stand and music desk. Beautiful antique finish with elegant gold banding. A clear and lucid sound which shines in 17th century repertoire from a noted Italian builder. Instrument is in Oklahoma. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $27,900.

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CLASSIC ENGLISH BEAUTY

Flemish single manual harpsichord after Ruckers (1639) by Andrew Wooderson of Bexley, Kent, UK, 2021. 52 notes, BB-d''', transposing A=415/440. Beautiful craftsmanship inside and out. Bone naturals and oak sharps, marbled case with Flemish papers, and custom turned oak stand. A truly fine and versatile instrument in like-new condition by a well-respected British builder. Comes with music desk, full complement of tools, and custom travel cover. Instrument is located in Chicago. WATCH VIDEOS HERE. Asking $21,900.

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SOLD - STAR OF THE SEA

French double manual harpsichord after Taskin from Zuckermann components by Lance Montfort Myers, 2003. New keyboards by David Calhoun; new wooden jacks, requilled and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop in 2024. 63 notes, FF-g''', transposing A=415/440. 2 x 8', 4', buff. Case decoration, gilding, and exterior Chinoiserie by the builder. Exquisite lid painting by renowned maritime artist Mark Myers. Comes with elegant Louis XVI turned apron stand and matching upholstered chair. A visually stunning and instrument in concert condition with bold resonance, light and comfortable action, and lots of color recently played in recital by harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. Nationwide (USA) delivery and international shipping options available. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $24,900.

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SOLD - SONG OF THE WOODS

Single manual Franco-Flemish harpsichord by William Post Ross, Boston, MA. Op. 40, 1971, rebuilt by The Harpsichord Shop, 2023. 63 keys, FF-g''', at A=415. Can be tuned to A=440. 8', 8', 4', buff, quilled in delrin. A big instrument with a big personality and lots of color, with rich contrast between the two 8' choirs and a sparkling 4'. Gorgeous cherry finish case with four-piece turned stand which disassembles for transport. Comes with music desk and custom travel cover.  WATCH VIDEO HERE. Price reduced to $9,900.

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SOLD - ABSOLUMENT MAGNIFIQUE

 

French double manual harpsichord after Taskin (1769) by Craig C. Tomlinson, Vancouver, BC, 2020. 63 notes, FF-g''', transposing A=415/440. 2 x 8', 4', buff. A stunning instrument from one of Canada's leading builders, featuring consummate craftsmanship and a rich, robust sound - all in like-new condition. Sits on an elegant table stand with turned, fluted legs which detach for transport. Comes with music desk and custom matching bench. WATCH VIDEO HERE. PRICE REDUCED TO $39,900.

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SOLD - MINIATURE MASTERPIECE

 

Renaissance-style portative organ by D. A. Flentrop, 1966. This is the smallest organ ever built by the iconic Dutch firm known for their pioneering role in the historical organbuilding revival. 44 notes, C-g''', at A=440. Single rank of metal Gedackt pipes, cap tuned. Pipe unit (33" wide x 14" deep x 39" high) sits on top of electric blower, connected with detachable hose. [In this video, the instrument is perched on top of a bench, which can be purchased at additional cost]. A truly unique instrument from a world-renowned builder. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Price reduced to $4,500.

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SOLD - CONTINUO MARAVIGLIO

 

Portative organ in the Italian Renaissance style by Lee Lovallo, 2018. 8' flute, 4' principal (from tenor C). Compass: CC - a''. Pipe unit (43" x 27" x 34") sits on detachable blower module (26" x 22" x 16"). Lowest three bass pipes on detachable racking. Useful and colorful for both continuo and 15th - 17th century solo repertoire. WATCH VIDEO HERE.

PRICE REDUCED TO $10,900.

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SOLD - GORGEOUS AND SENSITIVE

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 bone reverse keyboard and listing board. Gorgeous burled case veneer with lovely inlays. A rare gem of an instrument from an important historical builder. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $6,900.

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SOLD - AMERICAN ORIGINAL

Italian harpsichord by William Dowd, Boston, MA, 1963. Op. 39. 63 keys, FF-g''', transposing A=415/440. 2 x 8', buff. Strung in iron and brass, quilled in delrin. Completely rebuilt by Donald Angle, Salem, MA, 2007. This is not just a significant historical instrument by one of the pioneer of American harpsichord building, but a versatile and useful musical instrument with a lively and engaging sound, crisp action, and seasoned good looks. Legs detach for transport. Comes with bench, music desk, custom travel cover and optional transport case. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $13,900

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SOLD - SMALL WONDER

Double-fretted clavichord after Hubert by Ronald Haas, 1982. 51 keys, CC-d''', at A=440. A meticulously crafted instrument with a beautiful mahogany case and exquisite details. Strung in yellow brass throughout, with a vibrant, singing sound and easy, responsive touch which makes this light, compact, and easily-transported instrument perfect for both the beginning and experienced clavichordist alike. Does not include stand.  WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $4,900.

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SOLD - I LOVE PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME

 

French double manual harpsichord after Ruckers/Blanchet by Hendrik Broekman, 1978. 60 notes, FF-e''', transposing A=415/440. 2 x 8', 4'. Reverse keyboard, gorgeous soundboard painting by Sheridan Germann. Lovely, clear tone and crisp action. 92" spine length offers a lot of French harpsichord in a smaller package. Comes with custom music desk and turned oak stand which disassembles for easy transport.  WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $17,900.

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SOLD - MAKE YOUR HOME A CHÂTEAU

 

French double after Taskin (1769) built from a Hubbard kit by William Silvey, 1979. 61 notes, FF-f''' transposing 415/440. 2x8', 4', peau de buffle, and buff rail. A carefully-built and tastefully-decorated instrument with beautiful soundboard painting by Pamela Gladding. The lower 8' has the big, resonant bass for which the best of these instruments is known, rich tenor, and a clear treble. Upper 8' sings with a gentle and refined timbre, and 4' adds brightness without bite. Comes with Louis XV-style apron stand (with detachable legs for transport), custom upholstered bench, and music desk. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $15,900.

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SOLD -  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.

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SOLD - LAST FANDANGO IN PARIS

 

French double after Taskin (1769) built from a Hubbard kit by L. G. Eckstein, 1975, completely rebuilt by The Harpsichord Shop, 2022. 62 notes, FF-g''' transposing 415/440. 2x8', 4', no buff stop. The extra high g''' lets you play the later Iberian repertoire (Soler, Seixas, etc.) not possible on the F-f''' compass found on many  double manual harpsichords. This instrument is voiced for maximum contrast between the two 8' stops, resulting in a rich, orchestral timbre when the manuals are coupled together; lots of color without sacrificing boldness. Light, shimmering 4' adds brightness and warmth. Comes with four-piece matching trestle stand and music desk. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $14,900.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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