The Harpsichord Shop
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
Listings updated October 30, 2020
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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 - SMALL BUT MIGHTY
French single manual harpsichord by Dale Munschy, 2008. 2x8', buff stop. 61 keys, FF-f''', transposing 392/415/440. Wooden jacks, quilled in delrin. Newly voiced and regulated. This instrument is a real unicorn - a unique combination of compact size, reliable action, easy transportability, and large compass, which makes it ideal for the busy harpsichordist on the go. Three piece stand easily comes apart for travel. VIDEO SAMPLE 1 VIDEO SAMPLE 2
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 - GOOD LOOKS AND VERSATILITY
Zuckermann Flemish single, early 1970s. Meticulously built. 2x8’, buff, 56 keys, GG-d’’’, transposing 415/440. Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone-topped sharps. Comes with beautiful mahogany 4-piece stand. A handsome, compact, and versatile instrument with a bright, balanced sound and deep, rich bass, perfect for continuo playing as well as a wide range of solo repertoire. WATCH VIDEO HERE. Asking $5,900.
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.
Recently Sold Instruments
*NEW* 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.