The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated March 25, 2023
We are always looking for good instruments to purchase or consign. Contact us HERE.
***FEATURED*** 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. ASKING $44,900.
*NEW* EXTREMELY ELEGANT
Hubbard Flemish single manual harpsichord after Moermans (1584) finished by The Harpsichord Shop, 2023. 55 notes (BB-f''') at A=415. 8', 4', buff rail. A harpsichord voiced with the sound of an organ in mind, 4' stop with full length quills for a rich sound reminiscent of a singing principal. Great for Sweelinck and late Renaissance/early Baroque music with the versatility and treble range for later repertoire as well. Attractive marbled case finish with Flemish papers in the keywell, case, and lid. 4 piece stand disassembles for easy transport. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $5,500
*PRICE REDUCED* 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 $11,900.
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.
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.
*NEW* 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.
*NEW* WONDER FROM DOWN UNDER
Unfretted clavichord after Silbermann by Richard Schaumlöffl of Adelaide, Australia. 61 notes, FF-f''', at A=415. Responsive touch with a great expressive range and quiet, clean action. Colorful sound perfect for Baroque to Classical repertoire. Sits on an apron stand with removable legs for easy transport. A lovely instrument from a talented builder whose work is rarely seen in North America. VIDEO COMING SOON. Asking $8,900.
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.
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. Asking $5,900.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.