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