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Harpsichord

Single Manual Italian Harpsichord
by John Shortridge, Washington, DC 1973

$7800

A historical copy of the 1663 Ridolfi Italian harpsichord in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. The original was described in detail in a publication by John Shortridge, Smithsonian Museum Bulletin 225. Light weight, very portable and tuning stable, a terrific gig instrument.

Specifications

Disposition   8'+8'
Range   51 notes CC-d"', Non-transposable, can be used at either A415 or A440
Dimensions   approx. 80.5" x 31"
Action   Quilled in delrin, wooden jacks
Keyboard   Boxwood naturals, bog oak accidentals
Case   A beautiful resonant case of cedar. Italian rose, matching knock down music stand.
Stand   Painted trestle stand

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