Italian Harpsichord

"Grimaldi 1697"

This instrument is based on the beautiful original belonging to the Nurnberg National Museum. The case is made with cypres and the compass is G A 0 - D 5, with the option of the double transposition. Its great sound and particular elegance make this instrument ideal for all the classical uses where an Italian harpsichord is required.

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

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D. Scarlatti (1685 - 1757) - Sonate, G major
B. Storace (1662 - 1696) - "Ballo della Battaglia", from the "Selva di Varie Composizioni"
A. Valente (XVI cent.) - "Lo Ballo de l'Intorcia"

General Features

  • Compass: G 1 - D 5, 55 keys
  • 2 x 8' independent stops
  • Transposition 415 - 440 Hz
  • Case and lid: Tuscan cypress, fir and beech
  • Italian-style stand
  • Soundboard: red resonance spruce from Val di Fiemme or Tuscan cypress
  • 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 and yellow brass
  • Brush painting in two colours or natural wood
  • Rose: parchment
  • Dimensions: 246 x 86 x 19 cm
  • Weight: 36 kg