Description: Harpsichord, Clavichord - ITAL. HARPSICHORD K I T FROM GERMANY
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This harpsichord is very compact, small enough and light enough to be transportable
in a small car yet still capable of producing the sound of a full-size instrument.
Built in the style of the Italian harpsichord of the 16th century,
this instrument is extremely light, weighing only 14 kg.
Strung as a single 8’ in hand drawn brass and scaled to a 16th century virginals pattern
this harpsichord produces a fine clear Italianate sound tuned to either a=415 or a=440.
Ideal for the first time harpsichord builder.
A full size plan and an instruction manual with over 30 color photographs
takes the builder ‘step by step’ through the construction.
Only the highest quality materials are used :
Fine European spruce for the soundboard, wooden jacks, keyplates in maple, sharps fruitwood. Maple (solid wood) for the case sides, finely cut mouldings, solid wood for the bottom for the purpose of high stability.
Complete in every detail.
A turned stand is available at additional costs.
Disposition : Single 8’, 45 notes, C/E – c3 (short bottom octave).
Size : length : 140 cm (55 ¼ inch), width : 61 cm (24 inch), height: 17 cm (6 ¾ inch)
Weight : 14 kg
A detailed instruction manual in English language is supplied with the kit.
Time of construction : approximately 60 to 80 hours
Degree of difficulty : moderate
Please note : Auction price does not include any national taxes (V.A.T.) or customs duties.
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