Italian Harpsichord

"Giusti 1679"

This instrument is inspired to the original belonging to the Tagliavini Collection which was built by Giovan Battista GIUSTI in 1679. Its sound is wide and round, unusual thing for an “Italian” and makes it particularly suitable for a wide solo repertoire and for the “basso continuo”.

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

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W. Byrd (1543 - 1623) - La volta
D. Scarlatti (1685 - 1757) - Sonate, C major
J. P. Rameau (1683 - 1764) - Rondeau "Les Tourbillons"

General Features

  • Compass: G 1 - E 5, 58 keys
  • 2 x 8' independent stops
  • Transposition 415 - 440 Hz
  • Case and lid: poplar, fir and beech
  • 3 beech legs screwed to the instrument, in style
  • Soundboard: red resonance spruce from Val di Fiemme
  • Soundboard wood grain: Extra Fine
  • Keyboard: spruce, Italian boxwood (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 and yellow brass
  • Brush painting in two colours or natural wood
  • Rose: carved wood
  • Dimensions: 230 x 87 x 21 cm
  • Weight: 40 kg