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#4021 CAN Single manual harpsichord by John Feldberg, Opus 128, 1967. 8’, 4’, A - f’''', three pedals, laminated soundboard and plated steel strings. Plastic jacks and leather plectra. Curl mahogany casework with matching pedal box and square tapered legs. The sides and lid (inside and out) inlaid with straight Black/Box inlay. Harpsichord still belongs to original owner and has only been moved once, after being shipped from the UK to Canada. Very lightly used. Have original shipping crate, documentation, correspondence with the builder; spare strings and jacks. (Length 4’ 10” ,Width 3’ 2”, Weight 165 lbs.) The instrument is in Toronto. $3,200. $2,500. US
#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
#4092 OH Zuckermann straight side spinet, CC - d”, 51 notes, restored by owner in 2018, restrung and with Zuckermann wire, re-quilled in Delrin and completely voiced. It has a beautiful tone, and is ready to use. All parts of the instrument are original. The legs are removable. The instrument is in OH. $3,500
#4076 MA Eric Herz single manual harpsichord, model S, built in 1976, AA - c’’’, 57 notes, 8’, 8’, buff, transposable: A415/A440. Rebuilt with newer (delrin) jacks and registers in the late 80’s. Ebony naturals, cherry sharps, cherry veneer case, screw-in tapered legs. Nice continuo/practice instrument. Cover included. The instrument is located in MA. $4,000.
#3850 Canada Zuckermann Flemish single manual harpsichord (c1970), 8' , 4' , buff, C - e’’’, 53 notes, (76"x 32"x 36”) (192 x 81 x 91cm). Includes padded cover for moving, original construction and maintenance manual, and tool box with extra strings, tuning hammer, tuner, etc. Excellent condition. Used by professional musicians for over 35 years. This instrument is in Quebec City, Qc, Canada. $4,800.
#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
#4079 MA Eric Herz model "S" number 136, made in 1968, AA - f’’’, 8’, 4’, buff, non transposing, solid cherry case and components in excellent condition. Completely restored by Dale Munschy, 2018. Restrung in Röslau German steel and Instrument Workshop brass. Original Herz jack bodies have been adapted to accommodate Hubbard tongues. Voiced in black Delrin plectra. Perfect playing condition, extremely stable. Includes matching bench, canvas cover and basic tool kit. The instrument is in MA. $5,500.
#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.
#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.
#3611 HCH AUDIO 1 AUDIO 2
Single manual Italian harpsichord, true inner outer. C - d’’’, 51 notes, 8’, 8’, @415. Instrument was originally constructed by Michael Frederick (Frederick Historic Piano Collection) in the 70's and has been entirely rebuilt by Jacob Kaeser & HCH with new soundboard, jacks, stringing, voicing and regulation. Primitive case painting of landscapes and putti. (76" x 34", 6 1/4" octave) It carries a full voice! $8,900.
#3974 KS Single manual harpsichord by Willard Martin after Blanchet. GG - e’’’, 8’, 8’, buff, ebony naturals, bone sharps, painted key well, Trompe d’oeil paintings on lid and case. Excellent condition. Instrument is in KS. $15,000 $13,500.
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.
#3259 TN Single by Richard Kingston,
1991; 8', 8', buff transposing;
52 notes GG/BB - d'''; from a fine professional builder; excellent continuo
instrument, light weight and robust sound; 74" long; black with dark
blue and gold bands and moldings; padded cover included; requilled by Ferdinand
Pointer 8 years ago; very good condition, with a beautiful buff stop. $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.
#3953 HCH Flemish Single by D. Jacques Way, 2005, GG - d’’’, 56 notes, 8’, 8’, buff, transposable A415/A440, keyboard with bone naturals, arcades of embossed leather, wooden jacks, decorated with Flemish papers, lid motto, painted soundboard, case with faux marble, oak turned leg trestle stand, with matching music desk and two lid sticks, (83” x 34”, 6 1/4” octave) Very rare D. Jacques Way single manual Flemish. $22,000.