The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated August 26, 2021
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*PRICE REDUCED* TRÈS MAGNIFIQUE!
French double manual harpsichord after Taskin by Hubbard and Broekman, 2000. 2 x 8', 1 x 4', buff stop. 61 keys (FF-f''') transposing 415/440. Strung in P wire, new dampers. Beautiful dark green case with crimson interior, gold banding. A handsome instrument with the rich, full, and resonant sound that has come to be expected from the best of Hubbard and Broekman instruments. Comes with beautiful 4-piece oak turned stand. Instrument is in Cambridge, MA. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $17,900 or best offer.
*NEW* 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.
*NEW* WHO ARE YOU CALLING LITTLE?
Ottavino spinet by Wasson, ca. 1965. 49 keys, c-c'''', at 4' pitch. A=440, non transposing. Restrung in iron and brass, original leather plectra replaced with delrin. Gorgeous wooden keys, with sweet and gentle voicing throughout. A perfect instrument for small apartments, travel, or accompanying your favorite sopranino recorder player. Weighs approx. 30 lbs. Stand detaches and comes apart for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $2,500.
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 - STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY
Zuckermann Flemish double manual harpsichord by Robert and Richard Swartz, 1998. 8', 8', 4', buff; 56 notes, GG-d''', transposing 415/440. Stunning natural case in English sycamore and tiger maple. A truly gorgeous and carefully-built instrument with a full, resonant, but not strident tone suitable for a wide variety of repertoire. Pearwood jacks, requilled and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop. Four-piece stand comes apart for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $13,900.
SOLD - QUARANTINE QUOMPANION
Built from the popular Zuckermann design by Dr. Edward Kottick, this instrument is NOT just another kit. Superior craftsmanship and many elegant custom features make this a perfect addition to your apartment or an ideal portable instrument. 52 notes, BB-d''', at A=440. Warm, mellow sound with an exceptionally clear bass. Currently being requilled and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop. Three-piece stand comes apart for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE Asking $4,900
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.
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.
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.