The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated December 15, 2020
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*FEATURED* STUNNING NATURAL BEAUTY
Zuckermann Flemish double manual harpsichord by Robert and Richard Swartz, 1998. 56 notes, GG-d''', transposing 415/440. Stunning natural case in English sycamore and tiger maple. A truly gorgeous and carefully-built instrument suitable for a wide variety of repertoire. Pearwood jacks, currently being requilled and revoiced by The Harpsichord Shop. Four-piece stand comes apart for easy transport. Video coming soon. Asking $13,900.
*NEW* IT PRACTICALLY FITS UNDER THE TREE
Looking for a sturdy, compact, and affordable instrument small enough for Santa Claus to bring it down your chimney? Small single manual harpsichord by William and Kristina Newman, ca. 1970. 61 notes (GG-g’’’) non-transposing. 2x8’ + buff. Flared registers (rows of jacks increasingly spread apart in the bass) makes for great contrast in timbre between the two stops. Newly requilled in delrin. Beautiful wooden key tops and case finish, stand folds down for easy transport. Conveniently fits in a Subaru Outback. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $2,900.
*NEW* COMPACT AND VERSATILE
Italian baroque-style portative organ by Paul Dessau, 2019. Gedackt 8', Principal 4' (from tenor G). 45 note compass, CC - a''', short octave in the bass (CC, DD, EE, FF, FF#), transposing 415/440. Maple naturals, hardwood sharps. Case and bench made of basswood with hardwood trim. Separate basswood tower for lowest five bass pipes. Mechanical action, 2.5" wind, with sticker action and barred slider chest. Blower and reservoir inside the bench. VIDEO COMING SOON. Asking $15,900
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 - FANTASTIC FRENCH
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. Asking $25,000.
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.
SOLD - BEAUTIFUL BLUE
Hubbard Flemish single manual harpsichord, 1995. 2 x 8', buff. 55 keys, BB (GG)-f''' transposing 392/415/440. Newly restrung and quilled in delrin. Natural polished wood keyboard, bright gilding, and stunning new Flemish papers make this sweet-sounding, useful, and versatile instrument perfect for solo and ensemble playing. Comes with 4-piece trestle stand. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Price reduced to $4,500.