A large light-case instrument, it has a wide compass and remarkable sound with a clear treble and a powerful bass tone. It is suited for all Italian music and sounds well for most of European music too. Unlike many other Italian instruments, it has a sound that persists long after the string is plucked.
The original harpsichord is kept in the Gemeentemusem in The Hague and has been attributed to Onofrio Guarracino by Grant G. O'Brien.
An outer-case with lid is available by request; this can be decorated with painted Renaissance patterns or damask fabrics or simply painted with one or two colours. Two additional carved parchment/wood roses are available on request.
I also make Italian instruments with cypress-wood soundboard.
Length 230 cm
Width 96,5 cm
Compass: GG.AA - f3, 58 notes
Two 8' registers, a= 415 Hz or 440 Hz on request
Sides of Italian cypress
Soundboard of quarter-sawn spruce, elaborated carved rose (three roses on request)
Keyboards: Italian boxwood naturals and chromatics of ebony covered stained-fruitwood
Jacks of fruitwood
Italian turned stand
Music desk (elaborate carved music desk on request)
Outer-case with lid on request
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Last changed: June 2013