German Harpsichord

double manual "Zell 1728"

This instrument is based upon a famous harpsichord belonging to the Art Museum of Hamburg. Its musical elegance and refined look bring to the memory the name of J.S. Bach and the great German harpsichord tradition.

It’s often chosen by musicians who want to approach to the German repertoire using instrument coming from the same geographic area.

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

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General Features

  • Compass: F 1 - F 5, 61 keys
  • 2 x 8' stops and buff stop
  • Transposition 415 - 440 Hz
  • Case and lid: poplar, fir 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
  • Dimensions: 246 x 91 x 26 cm
  • Weight: 66 kg