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Flemish-style single-manual harpsichord by John Morley (London, England) ca 1979. Case in mahogany veneer, compass is FF to d''' (61 notes), disposition 1 x 8' and 1 x 4' with buff, strung in iron and brass. Scaled for modern pitch A=440. Bavarian pine soundboard, plastic jacks, quilled in Delrin (proprietary plectra). An instrument from an internationally-known builder. Stands on 6 turned, fluted screw-in mahogany legs. Includes music desk, lid with flap and fallboard and matching bench with storage for tools, spare parts, etc. (not shown). [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon].

Price: $11,000 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Montreal QC and any applicable taxes & duties. Interested? Contact us!


Klein-Spinett by Sperrhake (Passau, Germany) 1966
. Small 'revival' harpsichord, compass C-f''' (54 notes), disposition 8' with buff . Case veneered in teak; 'reverse' keyboard, quilled in leather. The triangular shape puts the player at the front of the instrument so minimal wallspace required. Case in good condition, all notes play, everything works. Revival instruments are not considered professional quality instruments these days, but really sturdy. and not suitable for a student who wished to learn historical harpsichord technique. Could be a good home or church instrument if you like the 'revival' sound. Also OK if you would mainly be amplifying it, as for a pop or rock band. Jacks could be upgraded to wooden jacks which take Celcon plectra for about $1,000 (includes installation and voicing). Compact (95cmx55cm = 37 " x 21"), light (weighs 30 kg = 66 lbs.) and very sturdy, will ship well to anywhere. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon]. It is very similar to the slightly larger Silberman model (see above), but the smaller soundboard reduces the tone.

Price: asking $3,500 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Interested? Contact us! Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA.

Single manual French harpsichord after Delin School. Built from The Paris Workshop Kit under professional supervision. Compass is GG-d'''(56 +1 notes), strung in brass and soft iron, disposition 2 x 8' plus buff, register shifters through the cheek. Triple transposer, A392/A415/A440, without the loss of d'''. Grenadilla naturals with cherry front mouldings and cherry sharps. Wooden jacks quilled in Delrin. Case, lid and music desk in solid wild American cherry, oak wrestplank, fir soundboard. Stands on three screw-in turned legs. Good sound, responsive touch, elegant detailing. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon].

Price: asking $9,900 USD or equivalent (approx. $12,000 CAD or € 7.500 as of posting, the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency today) plus shipping from Kitchener, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Built in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

Fretted clavichord by Sommerville (Toronto) 1977 from Carl Fudge (?) kit. Compass is E to c'' (45 notes). Double-strung in steel and brass. Case, lid and naturals in cherry, sharps in rosewood -- very pretty. Stand in cherry. Decent action, tone and volume. Some problems, but they are reparable. Very light, would make a good travelling instrument. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon ]..

Price: asking $4,000 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Built in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us! Interested? Contact us!

Double manual harpsichord by Matthew Redsell (Toronto) 1970 after Dulcken (Flemish) Compass is FF to f''' (61 notes), disposition 2 x 8' plus 1 x 4' with nasale. Transposing A440 - A415. Case is painted black with gold bands, Flemish papers on lid, keywell and soundboard surround, keyboard of bone naturals with blackwood sharps in the Flemish style. Handsome Flemish-style stand with turned balusters. Wooden jacks in traditional design, register shifters through the nameboard, dog-leg coupler. Not currently being played and will probably need a little work to get it into first-rate playing condition, but has been maintained professionally. Was restrung in Malcolm Rose wire about 10-12 years ago. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon ].

Price: asking $20,000 CAD or equivalent, as-is. (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

French Double manual harpsichord by William Post Ross (Boston) after 1769 Taskin. Compass is FF to g''' (63 notes), disposition -- um, we're not sure yet, but probably 2 x 8'plus 1 x 4' with buff. Can't see the jacks clearly, but they appear to be Hubbard white Delrin and look chunky, so probably the older style. For sure Flemish papers in keywell and soundboard surround, we can see them in the photo, and probably also on lid and soundboard surround. RDecember 21, 2010harps. We haven't seen this instrument in person and have only this one photo so we have *no* idea about details. Has not been played for a while and is *very* dusty. A few notes are not playing A couple of strings are broken and maybe a plectrum or two. We'll find out more about it and get back to you ASAP. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples on their way, we'll get them posted soon ].

Price: we expect it will be *at least* $20,000 USD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from the Boston area and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in USA so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

SOLD! to the gentleman from Ohio

Canadian Single harpsichord by Claviers Baroques (Toronto) 2001. Case in natural cherry, compass is BB to d''' 52 notes (may be tuned to GG/BB short octave), disposition 2 x 8' with buff, strung in brass. Designed for Baroque pitch (A=415), but can be converted to modern pitch if you like. If converted to modern pitch it could be tuned down to A=415 if the occasion required. Spruce soundboard, pearwood jacks with holly tongues, quilled in Celcon. A professional quality instrument, suitable for public performance and recording. Includes stand, music desk, lid and flap (not shown). [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples here].

Price: $10,000 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Montreal QC and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

Flemish Single I by George Haeh (Toronto) 1972 from Zuckermann kit. Compass C-e''' (53 notes), disposition 8' with buff and 4'. Register shift levers through the cheek in Flemish style. Aircraft spruce plywood soundboard. Painted case, soundboard painting, 'reverse' keyboard; papers in keywell and around lid. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon]. A good starter, home, school or student instrument or upgrade from a revival instrument. If revoiced could produce enough volume for a small to medium sized concert venue.

Price: $6,000 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

SOLD! to the lady from Toronto!

'Silbermann' Spinet by Sperrhake (Passau, Germany) 1966. Small 'revival' harpsichord, compass C-f''' (54 notes), disposition 8' with divided buff . Photo and details coming soon. Not as quite as small as the Klein-spinett (see below) but still compact. Divided buff gives more sound possibilites. Case in good condition, all notes play, everything works. Revival instruments are not considered professional quality instruments these days, but really sturdy. Could be a good home or church instrument if you like the 'revival' sound. Also OK if you would mainly be amplifying it, as for a pop or rock band. Jacks could be upgraded to wooden jacks which take plastic plectra for about $1,000 (includes installation and voicing). Compact, light (weighs 40 kg = 88 lbs.) and very sturdy, will ship well to anywhere.[more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon]. It is very similar to the slightly smaller Klein-Spinett model, the larger size takes up more room but gives a better tone.

Price: $5,000 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Interested? Contact us! Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA.

SOLD! to the lady from Julliard School of Music, New York City.

Italian single harpsichord (modern copy), builder unknown. Ontario(?) ca 1970(?). Compass BB to d''' (52 notes). Disposition 2 x 8' and buff. Strung in brass. Satin black painted finish, light wood naturals (maple?) with blackwood or ebony sharps; wooden jacks; quilled in Celcon. Stands on three turned legs. C/w lid and flap, propstick, music desk.

A good continuo instrument, also suitable for most of the solo literature of the 17th and early 18th centuries -- Bach, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, etc. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples].

Price: $7,000 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in North America, to the best of our knowledge, so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? This instrument is sold, but we can let you know if something like it comes along. Contact us!

Italian pentagonal virginal by Maurice Baker (Toronto) ca 1980 after Pertici school late 17th C. Compass is E to c'' (45 notes) and the bass may be tuned to a short octave to increase the effective range. Single-strung in brass. Painted case, spruce soundboard, wood jacks quilled in Delrin. A good second instrument for office, school or travel, or a first instrument anywhere space is at a premium. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples here]. Repaired! Now in good playing condition.

Price as is: $4,000 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

Sassman Single-manual revival harpsichord Scarlatti model. Photo and details coming soon.

Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA.

SOLD! we will be building these into instruments commissioned by gentlepersons in Toronto and the Maritimes.

Clavichord cases! Two of them in walnut, very handsome, with dovetailed corners -- that's a corner in the photo. Basic Hubert design, these are approx 51" x 14" with mouldings, approx. 4 1/4" deep. A professional builder in Toronto had these made for him by a cabinet maker but died before completing them. Soundboard, bridge and hitchpins are in, but no keyboards, tuning pins or strings. No string plot either, but we have access to a completed one by the same builder and can probably make up a string plot from that. They seem to be set up for a 54 note keyboard, so there is some fretting. If you are thinking of building a clavichord, or even if you just want one and have some time and energy but not much money, one of these might be of interest to you. Nice cases, nice wood; but no lids or stands. [more info, more and bigger pictures coming soon].

Asking price: not sure yet, we will have to check these out to see what's what. Made in Canada so qualifiy as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA, at any rate. Interested? This instrument is sold, but we can let you know if something like it comes along. Contact us!

SOLD! to the gentleman from Winnipeg, MB

Double Manual Harpsichord by Matthew Redsell (Toronto) 1976 "Instrument #1". Compass FF - g''' (63 notes), disposition 2 x 8', 1 x 4' and buff. Case in natural finish walnut, disposition 2 x 8' and 4' with buff. Based loosely on the 1769 Taskin and other big Franco-Flemish doubles of the late 18th century. This is a transition instrument, somewhere between a Revival harpsichord and a historic copy. Heavy case with pedals, similar to those of Eric Hertz, with whom Matthew studied for a while, but with a more historical spruce soundboard and soundbarring. Hertz Delrin jacks quilled in Delrin. Built for the Stratford Theatre and saw many seasons there. Currently owned by a professional musician who uses it for performing, recording and teaching. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon].

Asking price: $7,000 CAD or equivalent (the Univeral Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto, ON area and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? This instrument is sold, but we can let you know if something like it comes along. Contact us!

Double manual Harpsichord by Nick Moshoutis (Toronto) 1978 from Burton kit. Compass FF to g''' (63 notes). Natural finish case, 2 x 8' and 4' with buff. Based loosely on the 1769 Taskin and other big Franco-Flemish doubles of the late 18th century. White Delrin plectra in Burton black Delrin jacks. This one hasn't been used for years and is not currently playing. We will be going over it and will record some sound samples when it is playing again. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples coming soon].

Asking price: $4,000 (as is - Den) CAD or equivalent (the Univeral Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

Single manual revival harpsichord by Sperrhake (Passau, Germany) ca 19??, model 145. Compass is C-f''', disposition 1 x 8' and 1 x 4', divided buff on the 8' and knee lever on the 4'. White Delrin jacks quilled in leather. Jacks could be upgraded to wooden jacks which take Celcon plectra for about $1,000 (includes installation and voicing). Case veneered in maple or similar, 'reverse' keyboard. Fairly small at 57" x 34" and more or less portable at 155 lbs. Legs unscrew for transport. Not currently being played, but is in working condition, we have sound samples with videos. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples].

Asking price: $5,500 CAD or equivalent (the Univeral Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Interested? Contact us! Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA.

SOLD! to the gentlepersons from Grafton, ON

Single-manual in the Flemish style by Jan Albarda (Toronto) 1976, 2 x 8' and 4' and nasale with buff, compass GG - e''' (58 notes) -- this handsome instrument is unfortunately coming apart and can probably not be repaired. But if you were thinking of building a harpsichord from scratch or a kit, this could be just the thing for you. Many of the parts can be salvaged and you can use the existing instrument as a guide to building a new one. At 2 x 8' and 4" with buff it would be a very versatile harpsichord -- big enough and with enough colours for most of the literature but still small enough to move. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples here].

Price: asking $3,000 CAD or equivalent (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Port Hope, ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Made in Canada so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? This instrument is sold, but we can let you know if something like it comes along. Contact us!

French Double-Manual Harpsichord from Hubbard kit. Based on the 1769 Taskin, the Hubbard double has been the industry standard 'big harpsichord' for 40 years. Compass is five octaves FF-g''' (63 notes), disposition 2 x 8' and 1 x 4' with buff. This instrument has been played professionally and recorded on. Nothing fancy, just a good, solid playing instrument. [more info, more and bigger pictures coming soon].

Price: asking $13,000 USD or equivalent (the Univeral Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Los Angeles, CA and applicable taxes & duties. Qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

* Note: the Universal Currency Converter will convert Canadian $ prices to whatever currency you like, but this is a commercial (ie, large volume) mid-market (somewhere between buying and selling) rate. Current actual consumer rate to buy Canadian dollars from your bank or PayPal or whomever will probably be slightly *more* than calculated by the Universal Currency Calculator. But not a lot -- maybe one cent on the dollar, two cents tops. If you would be using a credit card or PayPal© transfer, the rates are here. There may also be additional fees or service charges for handling foreign currency.
Want some history on our used instrument pages? We keep our old listings on file after the instruments are sold. It's a good way for you to get a feel for 'what's out there' and how the prices go. We sometimes hear back from the buyers and the sellers, too, which is always fun. Lots of good photos and some fine sound samples, too. You can see them and hear some of them on our SOLD instruments page.
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