French Harpsichord

single manual “Blanchet”

This harpsichord is based upon the XVIII century French manufacturing tradition and particularly of the Blanchet family. This instrument has remarkable musical performances, with a strong and brilliant sound.

It is a versatile harpsichord suitable for most professional uses.

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) - Gavotte from English Suite n.3, G min
J. P. Rameau (1683 - 1764) - Allemande from "Pièces de Clavecin"
F. Couperin (1668 - 1733)- Menuet from the "Premier Ordre" (second 8)

General Features

  • Compass: F 1 - F 5, 61 keys
  • 2 x 8' independent stops and buff stop
  • Transposition 415 - 440 Hz
  • Case and lid: poplar, fir and beech
  • 6 beech legs screwed to the instrument, Louis XVI style
  • Soundboard: red resonance spruce from Val di Fiemme
  • Soundboard wood grain: Extra Fine
  • Keyboard: spruce, ebony (diatonic keys) and bone (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
  • Dimensions: 223 x 92 x 24 cm
  • Weight: 55 kg