German Harpsichord

single manual "Mietke"

This instrument is based upon a well-known harpsichord of the German tradition, belonging to the Charlottenburg castle.

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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Listen to this instrument

J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) - Prelude, B flat major
D. Buxtehude (1637 - 1707) - Allemande from Suite n.1, C major
G. F. Haendel (1685 - 1759) - Aria from Suite n.5, E major
G. F. Haendel (1685 - 1759) - Variation from Suite n.5, E 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, 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: 215 x 88 x 28 cm
  • Weight: 46 kg