The Complete List/ Harpsichords, Double Manual

 


#3808 WA
Sperrhacke double manual Bach model, FF - f''' , 61 notes. 16', 8', 8', 4' , 5 pedals, 2 lute stops, leather plectra, all in fine working condition; built about 1956, teak veneer, Last professional overhaul in 1998. Located in Tacoma, WA. FOB Tacoma WA. $3,000 $2,000 or best offer.

 


#3906 NY
Neupert Cristofori double manual harpsichord, CC - f’’’, 16’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, manual coupler, 5 pedals, 2 hand stops. (72” x 38”) The instrument is in NY. $2,500.

 


#3144 SC
Sperrhake Double, 1960's, 16', 8', 8', 4', individual buff stops on the 16', 8', 8'. FF - g''' 63 notes non transposing. Includes padded cover. $6000. $3,500.

 


#3861 WA
Neupert “Handel” double manual harpsichord, FF-f’’’, 16’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, coupler, five pedals. (93” x 41 ¾”) Good condition; plays well, with all pedals and lute stop functioning properly; good cosmetic condition The instrument is in WA. $3,500.

 


#3905 CA
Neupert double manual harpsichord, C - f’’’, 5 pedals, 16’, 8’, 8’, 4’, (72L x 37W) The instrument is in CA. $4,500.

 


#3829 CAN
Sabathil and Son Concerto I double manual harpsichord, 1976, FF-f’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’. The instrument is in Ontario, Canada. $4,500
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#3575 FL
Sperrhake double, circa 1962, 16', 8', 8', 4', FF-f''', 61 notes, 5 foot pedals, cherry case, wooden jacks, in Naples, FL. $5500.

 


#3273 MI
Dolmetsch double circa 1952; FF - f''' 61 notes; 8', 8', 4', buff; 6 pedals, four sets of jacks so that the front 8' can be plucked with either plastic or leather plectra. Pretty inlay and veneer on case, fine brass strap hinges; structurally sound, needs regulation. $6000

 


#3459 FRANCE
Ammer “Bach” Double n°948, ca. 1960; 61 notes, FF – f’’’; buff to 16’, buff to both 8’, and 8’, no buff on 4’ ; 5 pedals, quilled in delrin throughout; wooden jacks, oak veneered case. Owned and played by a professional harpsichordist. In Paris. $6000

 


#3802 CA
Sabathil and Son Concerto I double manual harpsichord, 1973, opus 1834, FF-f’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’, last serviced in 2012. The instrument is in California. $6,000.

 


#3803 CA
Neupert “Bach” double manual harpsichord, 1968, FF-g’’’, 16’, 8’, 8’, 4’. Case is rosewood. Last serviced in 2000. he instrument is in California. $6,000.

 


#3958 CAN
Neupert double manual harpsichord Couperin, #22622, C - f’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, pedals, plastic jacks with leather plectra, (72” x 38”). Excellent condition, professionally tuned in 2016. The instrument is located in BC, Canada. can $6,500.

 


#3497 CA
Neupert "Scarlatti" double,  S/N 15642 approx. mid-1960's. 61 notes, FF-f'''. 16', 8', 4', Lute, four pedals. Overall length 7'10". Walnut veneer shows some wear. Reverse keyboard shows little wear. Stable, action works well; in Southern California. $6,500

 


#3940 PA
John Challis double manual harpsichord, opus 396, 1982, 16’, 8’, 4’, GG - g’’’, 6 pedals, (83” x 39”) This instrument is from the collection of Temple Painter, well-known concert artist who appeared with the NY Phil/ Philadelphia Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. The instrument is in PA. $6,500.

 


#3692 DE
Hubbard French double manual harpsichord built by Bruce Cohen 1978, GG-g’’’, 8’,8’,4’, buff, four piece trestle stand. Strings were serviced by Kevin Freer on February 2014, last tuned May, 2014. One owner. Instrument is in Delaware. $8,000.

 


#3680 CA
Zuckermann Flemish Double Manual, Kit Built in the early 1990s, 61 notes , F-f’’’, Professionally strung  by Harpsichord Builder in Davis, CA, Ornamentation on Lid, "Vita Brevis Ars Aeterna " (Life is Short, Art is Eternal) In excellent condition. $8,800.

 


#3900 CA
Hubbard French double from 1984 kit, restrung and action overhaul in 2016.  8’, 8’, 4’, buff, 61-note compass, FF-f''', transposing a' = 415/440 Hz. Oiled mahogany veneer in good condition with some slight surface damage on front end of cheek. Six fluted and turned thread-in legs. Original Hubbard jacks are in pristine condition. Includes music desk and canvas cover . Instrument located in California. $9,000.

 


#3918 HCH
Hubbard double manual harpsichord, 1970, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, FF - g’’’, reverse keys, walnut case, two piece table stand. (92” x 38”, 6 1/4” octave) Call for price.

 


#3730 MA
Challis double manual harpsichord, opus 55, 1945, 5 octaves, FF-f’’’, upper manual 1 x 8’, buff and half stops, lower manual 1 x 16”, 2 x 8”, buff, 1 x 4’, 96”, seven pedals, a classic Challis with aluminum frame and wooden sound board. Option to have HCH rebuild the instrument. $12,000.

 


#3897 HCH

Hubbard French double 1977.  FF - f”’, transposing.  8’, 8’, 4’ , buff. Rebuilding by HCH for spring 2017.  Walnut case.  Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone topped sharps. New voicing and regulation throughout. (91 3/4’’ L  X  37 3/4’’ W.) $12,500.  

 


#3385 MN
French double by Earl Russell, 1983. 63 notes, FF-g''' 8', 8', 4', buff, transposing 415/440. Walnut case with attractive inlays. Some external case damage, repaired by the builder. Big, resonant sound as expected from this well-respected harpsichord maker. $12,900

 


#3702 PORTUGAL
Double manual harpsichord by Willem Jiskoot, 1971, F-g’’’,61 notes, 8’,8’,4’, buff, transposing, wooden jacks, very good condition. Instrument is in Portugal. €13.000.

 


#3376 MA
Pleyel Harpsichord, 1963 . FF-f''' with all registers and manual coupler operated by seven pedals.This is one of the last harpsichords to be produced by Pleyel, and probably the last to be specially constructed with negative-action pedals. Aside from that, it has the standard disposition of 16', 8', 4' on the lower manual, with the front 8', nasale and lute stops on the upper manual. The case needs some cosmetic attention, but the interior appears clean and new. Needs restoration. $13,500
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#3145 NY
Shop-built Hubbard double, 8', 8', 4, buff triple transposing 390 / 415 / 440; 61 notes, FF - f'''; circa 1968, restored in 2008 by Hendrik Broekman with new jacks and registers, new wire, transposition added; kept in good working order at university music department, given regular seasonal adjustment and regulation; some cosmetic / case wear; includes new music rack, padded cover; good choice for college or institutional setting as well as individual owner; in Ithaca, NY. $18,000. $14,000.
 

 


#2980 HCH

Double manual harpsichord professionally built by Yves Beaupré, based on the Vaudry 1681. 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, GG - d’’’, transposition 415/440, keyboard of ebony and bone. To be completely rebuilt by HCH 2017. Choice of decoration, with option for painted soundboard. Photo is of similar instrument, with chinoiserie decoration, which can be specified. This instrument has a turned leg trestle stand, with four legs rather than seven leg table stand pictured. $16,000

 


#3544 BELGIUM
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Double by Pleyel, Paris, circa 1935. 61 notes FF – f'''. Seven pedals: Lower manual: 16', 8', 4' ; buff stop; coupler; upper manual: 8',8' nasale. Ivory keys, beautiful figured mahogany case. Excellent condition. In Brussels. 17000 €.

 


#3413 CA
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Double manual Lautenwerck, 1997, professionally built by Anden Houben; 56 notes, GG to d''', triple transposing A392, A415 and A440, including buff stop; lower keyboard plucks further from the nut, the upper keyboard closer. The second choir of strings is available as an addition to the main choir from the lower keyboard. Shove coupler on the lower manual disengages the dampers in the bass only. The reverse keyboards have pearwood arcades. Stand dimensions 38'' X 64". 23 carat gold leaf banding and mouldings over the black ground completed by builder. Chinoiserie decoration on the lid interior, keywell and jackrail by noted decorator Pamela Gladding. The lute style rose is carved directly into the soundboard. Includes matching bench and custom padded covers for case and collapsible stand, tools and spare parts. A very well cared for instrument in extremely good condition. Asking $25,000 $18,000 or Best Reasonable Offer

 


#3556 HCH
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French double by William Dowd, Opus 81, 1965.. FF - f''', transposing 415/440. 8', 8', 4', buff. Built by the Dean of American harpsichord building, this instrument was formerly owned by the New York City Opera. It is a French style instrument (Taskin) in a handsome case with English style brass hardware, reverse keyboards with arcaded keyfronts, on a trestle stand. It was upgraded with new registers and jacks by the Dowd shop in 1978. Includes a custom padded cover. A fine example from a preeminent American builder. Complete rebuild in the HCH shop 2016. $22,500. $19,500.

 


#3754 FL
Zuckermann French style double manual harpsichord, after Taskn, built in the Zuckermann shop,1992, FF-g’’’, transposing 415, 440, 8’, 8’, 4’, black case, vermillion lid interior, gold bands, Flemish papers, professionally serviced in 2015. $19,500.

 


#3947 HCH

Flemish double manual harpsichord by Peter Fisk, 2017, GG - d’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, transposing, wooden jacks, decorated with Flemish papers, red case with gold bands, turned leg trestle stand. (87” x 34”, 6 1/4” octave) includes padded cover and complete tool kit. $22,000. $19,800.

 


#3917 HCH

Double manual harpsichord, in the French style, Louis XVI, 8’, 8’, 4’, FF - f’’’, buff, transposing A392/A415/A440, full compass at all pitches, painted soundboard, lid painting. Exceptional robust singing sound. Completely rebuilt by HCH 2017. (92” x 38”, 6 1/4” octave) $20,000.

 


#3911 HCH

Flemish double by Roberts & Brazier now being rebuilt at HCH, 2017. 8', 8', 4', buff, GG - c#''', 56 notes, transposing A415 - GG-d’’’, A440 - (loss of top note) GG-c’’’. Delrin jacks, keyboards of bone with ebony sharps, stamped leather arcades. Painted soundboard in Flemish style, double stretcher baroque stand with turned legs. Includes padded cover. (87” x 33”, 6 1/4” octave) $22,000.

 


#3842 HCH

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Flemish Double Manual Harpsichord, by Dana Ciul, 2011, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, GG-d’’’, 56 notes, transposing A415/A440, reverse keyboards of ebony naturals and bone-capped sharps, delrin jacks, celcon quills, with lid stick, music desk and turned stand of premium grade oak. $22,000.

 


#3598 CA
Flemish double by Ron Haas, 1989, 8', 8', 4', buff; GG to d''' transposing. Lovely raised relief Chinoiserie decoration inside and out, with MacTaggart hand printed Flemish papers and full decoration on soundboard. In excellent shape, single owner, rarely moved. $22,000

 


#3889 CT
Double manual harpsichord by Rutkowski & Robinette, Opus 61, 1990, FF-f’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’, transposing A-415 and A-440, manual coupler, casework of figured hardwoods with polished oil finish, sturdy trestle stand with casters, includes padded cover and tool kit. Measures 7' 9" x 36" at keyboard. Action meticulously designed. Exceptionally precise, responsive and reliable. Regulation minimal and seldom needed, e.g. occasional replacement broken string or plectrum (quill). Pitch exceptionally stable that eliminates constant tuning. (At present it has remained pretty much in tune for six months!) Last, but not least, the instrument has a beautiful and robust sound with excellent sustaining power that projects well in any acoustical setting. The instrument is in CT. $22,500.

 


#3739 HCH

Double manual harpsichord by Robert Duffy, 2015, in the 17th Century French style; range GG - d''', transposing A415A440; with ebony naturals and light colored sharps; case painted black with vermillion interior; all brass stringing, 8', 8', 4', buff; parchment "wedding cake rose"; painted soundboard, turned stand, padded cover. dimensions 34" X 85”. $24,000.

 


#3898 HCH
Hemsch Double manual harpsichord by Ernest Miller, 2016, FF-e’’’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, transposing A415/A440, Louis XV cabriole table stand, painted soundboard, matching bench. (93.68" x 37.46”, 6 1/2” octave) $24,000.

 


#3875 CAN
Double manual harpsichord professionally built by Yves Beaupré, 1981, based on the Vaudry 1681. 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, GG - d’’’, transposition 415/440, keyboard of ebony and bone, Hubbard plastic jacks. Decorated with chinese motif on black case, painted soundboard. Stand with seven twist turned legs. Includes padded cover and tool kit. The instrument is in Montreal, Canada. $25,000. $24,000. US.

 


#3499 HCH
Sale Pending
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French Double by William Hyman, 1978
. 8', 8', 4', buff ; FF -f''' transposing @ 415/ FF-e"' @ 440. (94" spine with 6 1/4" octave). Red exterior with cream interior, gold banding, reverse keyboard and turned oak stand; wooden jacks. Instrument bears initials of John Bennett, completed in the Zuckermann shop. Professionally maintained over the years. This instrument will be completely reworked in our shop at time of contract. Includes custom padded cover.$25,000
( All gallery instruments include rebuild and 5 year warranty).

 


#3638 HCH

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Double manual after Christian Zell 1728 by Carl Fudge,   Opus 26, 1976.   FF-d"' with three choirs of 
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8'8'4' and buff. (96" spine with 6 1/4" octave) @ 415 HZ. -not transposing.  Painted case and 
full Zell copy stand.  Fully painted board after the original instrument probably by Sheridan Germann (Boston). Instrument has been well maintained.  $25,000.

 


#3778 BEL
Double manual harpsichord after Ioannes Bull 1778, built by Ivan de Halleux (belgian factor) in 1977. FF-f’’’, 61 notes, 8’, 8’, 4’, peau de buffle, nasal, decorated soundboard, length 264 cm. The instrument is in Belgium. 30.000 EUR