Flemish Harpsichord

single manual "Couchet"

This instrument is inspired to the construction principles of the Ruckers tradition, in particular of Ioannes Couchet. It is particularly light and easy to handle, with a great sound. Its use is very versatile.

All instruments are delivered with spare parts, tool box and DVD for their maintenance.

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Listen to this instrument

J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) - Allemande from French Suite n.5, G major
F. Couperin (1668 - 1733) - La Favorite
D. Scarlatti (1685 - 1757) - Sonate, C major

General Features

  • Compass: G 1 - E 5, 58 keys
  • 2 x 8' independent stops and buff stop
  • Transposition 415 - 440 Hz
  • Case and lid: poplar, lime and beech
  • 6 beech legs screwed to the instrument, in style
  • Soundboard: red resonance spruce from Val di Fiemme
  • Soundboard wood grain: Extra Fine
  • Keyboard: spruce, bone (diatonic keys) and ebony (chromatic keys)
  • Jacks: pear wood with delrin or celcon plectra
  • Tuning pins: forged iron, historical type, with hole
  • Strings: red brass, yellow brass and ancient-type iron
  • Brush painting in two colours
  • Gold-leaf bands and mouldings
  • Rose and hinges made of bronze casting
  • Gold-leaf bands and mouldings
  • Dimensions: 212 x 85 x 24 cm
  • Weight: 46 kg