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#3132 CO Neupert "Telemann"
single; 8', 4', split buff on the 8', knee lever for the 4'; 54
notes C-f''' ; reverse keyboard of ebony naturals and plastic sharps.
Neupert's compact single, 56" long x 31" wide. $2,500
#3926 Canada Single manual harpsichord by Jean Tournay of Belgium, 1985. 1 x 8’, C - c’’’, 49 notes, trestle stand, padded plywood storage box built by the builder, custom made to fit the harpsichord securely for moving. (70 “ x 28”) The instrument is in Montreal, Canada. $5,000.00 US
#3973 NY Burton single-manual, kit-built instrument, from the mid 1980s. FF-f’’'’, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff. The builder was a professional woodworker who built this toward the end of his career as a sort of crowning achievement. Professionally voiced in 2017. The case is cherry with figured maple throughout, the soundboard is spruce. As such the woodworking is very impressive and the instrument is incredibly solid.The instrument stands on three tapered cherry legs, which screw into the bottom, includes a matching bench and music desk, assorted supplies. The instrument is in NY. $6,000.
#4201 CAN Sold Single-manual Flemish style harpsichord built by W.J. Vanderhoeven of Powell River, BC, (a respected craftsman, his instruments were sold in Europe and North America, prized for their choice Sitka spruce soundboards.) opus 19, 2002, GG - d ‘’’, 56 notes. ( 33 1/4” x 83”) Modified and regularly serviced (lastly in January 2019) by leading Canadian early instrument artisan Craig Tomlinson, who also hand printed and installed the Ash grain “Ruckers Paper. The instrument is in Vancouver, BC. $6,900.
#3959 MA Zuckermann single manual Italian harpsichord by Peter Fisk, 1979, C/E - d’’’, short octave, 8’, 8’, A 415, cedar case, boxwood keys, rebuilt by HCH in 2013, very light and portable, includes custom made lid, padded cover and supplies. The instrument is in MA. $7,900. $6,900.
#3496 WA Flemish single manual
harpsichord from Hubbard kit. Extended range GG
- e''' transposing. 8', 8', buff stop. Instrument mostly completed,
with sturdy case and soundboard that is extremely stable in Seattle climate.
Needs minor restringing, adjustment of one 8', voicing of the second 8';
some painting on inside case (outside is deep burgundy color with cream
inside case, where painted) Moermans style baluster stand. Includes custom
padded cover. $7500.
#4250 CA Flemish single manual harpsichord from a Zuckermann kit, 1977, GG - g ‘’’, 61 notes, 8’, 8’, buff, non transposing, Case painted light green, key well and sound board surround decorated with Flemish papers, four piece tapered leg trestle stand, (88 ” long) The instrument is in CA. $8,000, OBO.
#4190 HCH 17th Century single manual harpsichord by Peter Fisk, 2019, new instrument. GG - d ‘’’, 56 notes, 8’, 8’, transposing. Keyboard of ebony naturals, tiger maple sharps. Case painted in Venetian Red with gold banding. Wooden jacks, quilled with celcon. Three removable legs. (78” x 31 1/2”, 6 1/4” octave) Includes padded cover. $11,900.
#4168 MI Flemish single manual harpsichord by Christopher Brodersen, 2011, after 1637 Andreas Ruckers single in Nürnberg, C/E - c’’’, 8’, 4’, jacks are air-dried pearwood with holly tongues, delrin plectra, decorated with Flemish papers, case marbling, painted sound board, four piece trestle stand. The instrument is in MI. $14,500 $12,500
#4136 CA Flemish single manual harpsichord, Hubbard kit built, 1985, copy of 16th century Moermans. GG - d ‘’’, 8’, 4’, buff, decorated with Flemish papers, lid motto, painted sound board, case painted sienna with gold banding, tapered leg trestle stand. The owner is a professional musician; instrument used for chamber music. (measures 8' x 3') The instrument is in CA. $13,000.
#4228 HCH Single manual harpsichord by Zeidler & Quagliata, Flemington, NJ, Portuguese style, GG - f ‘’’, 8’, 8’, buff, 59 notes, transposing 415/440, wooden jacks, case painted red with hand painted decorative accents, two piece stand, with storage drawer, includes cover. (93” x 35 1/2”, 6 1/4” octave) Complete rebuild by HCH 2019. $15,900.
Order Giuttari Italian
"Messina"(shown above) - 52 notes: BB-d"' transposing. 8' 8'. with its case in
maple. Based on an anonymous Italian and my own building experience, and
designed for portability (66" spine) and quality of sound. Italian box registers,
wooden jacks with delrin plectra. Spruce diagonal board. We are making up
three more of these (Opus 4 :delivered to Illinois Wesleyan University ,
Opus 5 to SUNY/StonyBrook, Opus 6 -Residence Robert Kidd, MA). On 6 month
delivery. Inquire for price.
#4216 HCH Flemish single manual harpsichord by Richard Kingston, BB - d ‘’’, 8’, 8’, buff, transposing A415/A440, keyboard of ebony naturals, ivory sharps, painted dark blue with lighter blue on lid interior, (72" x 31", 6 1/4" octave) turned leg trestle stand. $16,000.
#4236 HCH Flemish single manual harpsichord by John Lyon, 1999, GG - d ‘’’, 8’, 8’, buff, transposing, keyboard of ebony and bone , case painted two toned dark gray, turned leg baluster stand, (83” x 34”, 6 1/4” octave) Includes padded cover and tools. $17,500.
#4095 HCH German style single manual harpsichord, by Carl Dudash, 2010, styled after the 1619 Mayer. GG/BB - d''', transposable A415/A440, 8’, 8’ , nasal, buff stop, two choirs of brass strings at 8' pitch and three registers: a deep-plucking 8', a middle 8', and a close-plucking 8', with a buff stop on the latter two. Painted soundboard, wooden jacks. (72” x 31”, 6 1/4” octave) $16,000.
#3720 HCH Single manual Flemish after a 1638 Ruckers instrument by Jerome Prager, 1983. 8'8' buff stop. GG/BB-d"' with two split sharps. Transposing ( 84" spine x 33" with 6 1/2" octave). Painted soundboard in authentic style. Keyboard of stained bog oak sharps with bone naturals. Cut paper arcades over a red paper background. The instrument sits on a high turned oak stand with keyboard height of 30". Matching bench. Hand screened Flemish papers with lid mottoes. Marbled case exterior in earth tones. The instrument produces a full and reedy Flemish sound and is one of a handful of instruments that Praeger produced in the 80's in the Los Angeles area. All were well documented and beautifully executed instruments. This is a collector's instrument ready for performance again. The correspondence documentation comes along--giving you a clear view of the master artist and client and this wonderful time in early music making! $18,900.
#3750 Germany Single manual Harpsichord after the instrument of Michael Mietke in the castle of Charlottenburg (Berlin) about 1700 copy by Berlin Baroque, 2004. constructors: Gerhard Oppelt / Paul-Heinrich Schade / Jürgen Halwaß. FF/GG-e”’ 8’8’ Transposing 392/415The instrument sits on a balustrade stand of seven legs. Ornament and borders are painted in orange and ochre with rubbed gold leaf. 221 cm x 88 cm width. Keyboard height is 790 mm. €26,500.
A second identical instrument is available with a simpler decoration. €21.500.