The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated November 22, 2022
We are always looking for good instruments to purchase or consign. Contact us HERE.

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* THANKSGIVING SALE * VALUE AND VERSATILITY

 

Perfect for a church or university setting! Zuckermann 'Concert V' Franco-Flemish single manual harpsichord, ca. 1975, reworked by David Calhoun and restrung by The Harpsichord Shop. 8', 8', 4', buff. 61 keys, GG-g''', at A=415, can be tuned to A=440. Three choirs of strings make for a broad palette of colors and a bold, robust sound with a particularly rich and resonant bass. G compass makes this instrument suitable for a wide range of repertoire, including the later Iberian works by Soler, Seixas, etc. Comes with 4-piece stand for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. SALE PRICE $6,900.

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***FEATURED - 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 $12,900.

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NEW - GOOD THING, SMALL PACKAGE

 

Zuckermann 'King of Sweden' triple-fretted clavichord, 1997. This compact instrument measures only 39 3/4" x 12 1/2" x 4 1/2". 45 keys, CC/EE - c''' at A=466. Short octave in the bass. A perfect traveling companion the 17th century music-lover on the go. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking USD $2,400. Instrument located in Montreal, QC.

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FIRST CLASS FLEMISH

 

Single manual Flemish harpsichord by Jacob Kaeser and Peter Fisk, 1996. Rebuilt by The Harpsichord Shop, 2022. 56 notes, GG-d''', transposing A=415/440. 2 x 8', buff rail. This is a harpsichord which you will not want to stop playing. A meticulously-crafted instrument from highly respected builders, with a lovely timbre and lots of color in each register: deep, resonant bass, mellow and round tenor, and singing treble. Four piece stand disassembles quickly for easy transport. Comes with music desk and custom soft travel cover. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $13,900.

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LAST ROSE OF SUMMER

 

Flemish single manual harpsichord built from a Zuckermann kit by Donald Brown, ca. 1990. 57 notes, GG-d''' transposing 415/440. 2x8', 4', and buff stop. Requilled and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop, 2016. Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals and bone-topped sharps. Beautifully decorated in an 18th century French style with a resonant bass and singing treble. A versatile instrument with lots of color variety, but enough zing to be a great continuo powerhouse for large or small ensembles. Comes with four-piece turned oak stand which disassembles for easy transport, custom upholstered bench, and music desk. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $8,900.

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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 $2,900.

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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 - CANADIAN, CLEARLY

 

Single manual Franco-Flemish harpsichord after Ruckers 'petite ravalement' by William J. VanderHoeven, Powell River, British Columbia, 1989. Rebuilt by The Harpsichord Shop, 2022. 56 notes, GG-d''' at A=415. Can be tuned up to 440. 2 x 8' with buff. Lid painting by indigenous Canadian artist D. Dan. VanderHoeven's choice of top quality soundboard wood makes for an instrument of extraordinary resonance with a remarkably rich bass and warm treble. 83" spine length makes for an easily transportable and practical instrument with a crisp action and great versatility. Comes with matching lightweight trestle stand and custom music desk. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $10,900.

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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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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.

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