The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated January 20, 2022
We are always looking for good instruments to purchase or consign. Contact us HERE.

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*FEATURED* 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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NEW - 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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NEW - HIT THE ROAD (WITH) JACK

Cembalino by Jack Peters, 2010, rebuilt by The Harpsichord Shop. 2021. 52 keys, BB (GG)-d'''. 1 x 8' at A=415, non transposing. Strung in iron and brass, with wooden jacks by Earl Russell. Ultralight and very portable with 66" spine length. A compact little powerhouse with an assertive yet not aggressive tone perfect for a musician with limited space or someone looking for a trusty gig instrument. Comes with two-piece carved stand. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $3,400.

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SOLD - ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU...

Put this under the tree, Santa Baby. Zuckermann Flemish double manual harpsichord by Thomas Cuil, 1990, rebuilt and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop, 2021. 8', 8', 4', buff; 56 notes, GG-d''', transposing 415/440. Sensitively voiced with great balance and contrast between the manuals, with a gentle and shimmery 4'. Beautiful marbling on the case. Four-piece stand comes apart for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $12,900.

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SOLD - CAPTAIN VERSATILITY

French single manual harpsichord by Dale Munschy, 2008. 2 x 8', with incredibly sweet buff stop. 61 keys, FF-f''', transposing 392/415/440. Revoiced in 2020 by The Harpsichord Shop. 5' 4" spine length and detachable 4-piece stand makes for an exceptionally versatile and easy-to-transport instrument with lots of personality - from the sensitivity required for intimate chamber music to the incisiveness necessary for larger ensembles. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $5,900.

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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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SOLD - TIMELESS BEAUTY AND SENSITIVITY

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 ivory reverse keyboard and listing board. Gorgeous burled case veneer with lovely inlays. This is a sister instrument to the ones owned by Joan Benson and Rudolf Nureyev.  WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $6,900.

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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.

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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.

Asking $15,900.

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