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SOLD!!! Used instruments and instruments on consignment -- last updated December 20, 2010 -- All the instruments on this page are sold, but we keep the listings, they are a good way 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. Which harpsichord to choose? See our crash course on How to be a Harpsichord Expert.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Oklahoma!

Unfinished kit for Zuckermann Italian Virginal version I ca 1975 (?). Compass is BB-e''' (54 notes), can be tuned to GG/BB short octave for effective 58 notes. Disposition 1 x 8'. Old-style Zuckermann plastic jacks but designed for plastic plectra. Baltic plywood case is completed but shows some delamination. Nice keyboard -- maple naturals with blackwood sharps. Complete with lid, music desk and stand. [more info, more and bigger pictures here ]. Complete with 1:1 plans, instruction manual, wire, most parts still in sealed envelopes. Bonus! If something is missing, you can get replacements from Zuckermann Harpsichords International in Stonington CT or from us. If you don't want to build it yourself we can do it for you.

Price: asking $750 USD as is (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Annapolis MD and any applicable taxes & duties. Kit is made in USA so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

SOLD! to the gentleman from Mississauga, ON

Zuckermann Z-Box ca 1975 (?). Compass is AA-f''' (57 notes), disposition 1 x 8' with buff.. Old-style Zuckermann plastic jacks quilled in leather. Baltic plywood soundboard. Nice keyboard, cherry naturals with black plastic (?) sharps. [more info, more and bigger pictures here].. Not currently in playing condition., case is sound but the finish is in bad shape. You can fix it up or we can do it for you. Update April 3, 2009: It came into our shop yesterday, there is new/corrected info on the detail page.

Price: $650 CAD as is, or $2,000 fully reconditioned -- cleaned,. upgraded to new-style jacks with Celcon plectra, new jack register, all new strings, buff re-felted, case polished and keyboard refinished,-- (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 from USA-made kit so qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. Interested? Contact us!

SOLD! to the lady from Greece originally, and currently in Texas!

Double manual 'revival' harpsichord by Sassman (Germany) 1979(?). Compass is AA-f''' (57 notes), disposition 2 x 8' and 4' with buff.. Plastic jacks originally quilled in leather, now converted to Delrin. A later revival instrument, it has some features that would be considered 'historical', such as spruce soundboard and register shift levers rather than pedals. Generally good sound and very impressive bass. Plays well. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples].

Price: asking $6,000 CAD (the Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Toronto ON and any applicable taxes & duties. Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA.. Interested? Contact us!

SOLD! to the lady from Port Robinson, ON
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.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Toronto, ON French Double Manual Harpsichord built from a Zuckerman Harpsichords International kit in 1997. Compass is FF to g''' (63 notes) 2 x 8', 4' and buff, transposing A = 415/440 (loses top g at 440). Reverse keyboard, turned oak stand, pale green exterior with a lighter green interior, gold bands and mouldings. Excellent design, quality materials, great sound and a truly wonderful bass. [more info, more and bigger pictures] Price: asking $17,000 CAD / $14,000 USD / £7,600 GBP / € 10,900/ $161,000 MXN / ¥ 1,674,300 JPY plus shipping from Toronto and any applicable taxes. Qualifies under NAFTA so no duty to the US, Canada or Mexico, and it also qualifies for our lease plan. This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Irving, TX -- but you can still listen to the wonderful sound samples of John Farah playing Wm Byrd on it. Italian polygonal virginal after Pertici (1684) by Matthew Redsell (Toronto) 1980. Compass CC/EE to c''', 45 notes but short octave bass gives effective compass of four octaves. Transposing keyboard, A=440 or 415 without loss of any note. Single strung in brass and phosphor bronze. Case in pine with cherry mouldings and trim, cherry keytops and sharps, dust cover of birch and luan ply with pine mouldings finished with cherry stain. Pretty soundboard painting -- a spray of wild roses. Pegged stand in pine. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples] Asking $4,000 CAD which is approx $4,000 USD / £1,890 GBP / € 2,790 / $ 41,300 MXN / ¥ 469,000 JPY at time of listing (please check current conversion rates at the Universal Currency Converter*) plus shipping from Toronto ON and applicable taxes & duties. Qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the lady from Urbana, Illinois

Flemish Single-Manual Harpsichord (1989) from a Hubbard kit after Hans Moermans (1585). Compass is just under five octaves G-e”’ (58 notes) and is transposable A=440 to A=415. Disposition 2 x 8' with buff. Asking $5,500 CAD which is approx $5,250 USD / £2,650 GBP / € 3,850 / $ 56,400 MXN / ¥ 646,000 JPY at time of listing (please check current conversion rates at the Universal Currency Converter*) plus shipping from Timmins ON and applicable taxes & duties. Qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. More details, photos and sound samples.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the Conservatory in Toronto!
Canadian single-manual harpsichord "Guy"
built by Claviers Baroques (Toronto, ON) 2004. GG/BB short octave to d''' (52 notes). Dedicated A415 (non-transposing). Claviers Baroques ebony jacks with holly tongues quilled in Celcon. Soundboard is Sitka spruce, Swiss pear soundboard furniture. Double strung in brass, 2 x 8' with buff, shift lever for front 8' only (second lever can be installed if desired). False inner outer in the Italian style. Outer case, lid, propstick and music desk in solid cherry, inner case and keywell in birds-eye maple. Three legged stand in turned cedar (separate). Wonderful sound, excellent condition. Price: $16,000 CAD plus shipping from Toronto, Canada, and applicable taxes & duties. Qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA. More info and *wonderful* sound samples here.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD!
German double harpsichord and pedal harpsichord by Hill & Tyre (1985) Compass is GG to g'' (60 notes) on the manuals and C to f' (30 notes) on the pedals. Front 8' and buff on upper manual, back 8' and 4' with shove coupler on the lower manual. Pedalboard has 4', 2 x 8' and 16'. Black exterior, Chinese red interior, full soundboard painting. Located in New York State about 1 hour from New York City. The owner will consider selling the instruments separately but would prefer to keep them together. [more info, more and bigger pictures] Price: asking $26,800 CAD / $22,000 USD / £11,975 GBP / € 17,200 / $253,875 MXN / ¥ 2,327,575 JPY plus shipping from New York and any applicable taxes. Qualifies under NAFTA so no duty to the US, Canada or Mexico.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman in Barcelona!
Fortepiano (1985) after Stein 1790 --
David Way/Phillip Belt design after Stein ca 1790 with Viennese action, Honduran mahogany casework with paneled lid, FF to f'''. Ebony naturals, bone-topped sharps. Wolfgang Mozart was a showroom demonstrator for Andreas Stein's fortepianos but never could afford one himself, he had to settle for a used Walter instead. Compass of 61 notes: FF - f''', double strung. Normal pitch is A=430, but can easily handle modern (A-=440) or baroque (A=415) pitch if desired. This is a lovely instrument and in first-rate condition, it has been professionally maintained (by us) so we know it well. It has been professionally played and recorded on. Comes with a one-year warranty, extended maintenance plan also available. Price: $20,000 CAD / $16,500 USD / £ 8,950 GBP / € 12,900 / $189,500 MXN / ¥ 1,737,500 JPY plus shipping from Toronto and any applicable taxes or duties. Qualifies under NAFTA.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! Andover Organ (1966). Range C-d''' (51 notes) 5 stops. This small tracker organ was originally owned by the Bradford College of Haverhill MA. It has been well maintained throughout its life. When the school closed in 2000 it was purchased by a Montreal musician who had it retuned to A = 415 (baroque pitch) and brought into concert-ready condition. It was revoiced in the winter of 2003. [more info, more and bigger pictures]

Price: asking $22,000 CAD or equivalent (the Univeral Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency) plus shipping from Montreal and any applicable taxes. Qualifies under NAFTA so no duty to the US, Canada or Mexico, and it also qualifies for our lease plan. Very compact, can be shipped about anywhere. Interested? Contact us!

SOLD! to the gentleman from Tennessee!
English Bentside Spinet by Ormie Scott (Guelph, Ontario) after Baker-Harris ca 1970's (used).
Compass 58 notes, GG to e''' (4 octaves + 9 notes), rosewood naturals with maple sharps, 1 x 8' with buff. White plastic Hubbard jacks, quilled in Delrin. Soundboard is spruce. Case is birch (?) ply stained cherry, c/w matching lid, music desk and jackrail. Legs (3) are attached via pads screwed to the bottom (ie, removable). [more info, more and bigger pictures coming soon] Little and cute but has some serious problems and is not currently playable. Price: $1,500 CAD plus shipping from Guelph, Ontario, Canada (about an hour from Toronto) plus any applicable taxes & duties. For current US dollar, Euro, peso, yen or other currency equivalent, see the Universal Currency Converter. Qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

Donated by the gentleman from Montreal!
Harpsichord Wanted -- Zuckermann Z-box Or Similar would be fine, budget $0 -- we have never done this before, but there's a first time for everything. An Anglican Catholic parish in North Carolina is looking for a cheap, preferably free, harpsichord to use in their liturgy. The pastor says, "It would be so beautiful for evensong." The budget is zero because the previous pastor was not a musician and the parish's music committee, for financial and not musical reasons, chose a midi organ for the new church and that is basically the budget for instruments. Sigh. The new pastor finds the sound of the midi organ, um, shocking, especially for small, thoughtful services such as evensong, weddings and funerals. Money is tight at St. B's, but reverent (what else?) pick-up can be arranged anywhere from the Atlantic to the Mississippi and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Circle. In addition to the instrument being loved and played regularly, the pastor promises that any donor will be remembered in prayers. Interested in donating your instrument to a good cause? E-mail Claviers Baroques or give us a call toll-free in North America at 1-888-597-0946. If you know someone else who might be interested, please mention this request to them, thanks!

This request has been answered, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Cleveland, Ohio!
Anonymous Italian single-manual harpsichord ca 1999.
FF-d''' short/broken octave, 49 notes. Boxwood naturals with fruitwood sharps, Zuckermann Delrin jacks quilled in Delrin. Very similar to the Zuckermann Italian II but there are slight differences that suggest that this is a scratch-built instrument by a professional. This instrument is unsigned but is almost certainly the work of an American builder. Excellent design and execution, meticulous workmanship. The instrument is in excellent condition, plays well and sounds very Italian. It is suitable for a professional or a serious student. Asking $13,000 CAD / $10,675 USD / £ 5,800 GBP / € 8 350 / $123,100 MXN / ¥ 1,129,500 JPY plus shipping from Toronto and applicable taxes & duties. Qualifies under NAFTA. [more info, more and bigger pictures, sound samples coming soon]

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Edmonton, Alberta!
Bentside Spinet by Fred Bettenhausen (1997) after Goujon 1753 (used) -- transposing keyboard and a compass from FF to f'" or GG to g'. (61 notes). Case and soundboard are beautifully painted. Integral music desk, three turned legs, matching bench, fabric cover and leg bag *plus* a really good electronic tuner. Price: $10,900 CAD firm / $9,000 USD / £5,100 GBP / € 7 410/ $95,100 MXN / ¥ 1,002,000 JPY plus shipping from Hull QU (near Ottawa, Canada) and applicable taxes & duties. Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA. [more info, bigger pictures; sound samples coming soon].

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Colorado!
Unfretted clavichord from Zuckermann kit, ca 1960s. CC - f''' (54 notes). Single-strung. Keyboard is piano-style white plastic naturals with black sharps. Oiled teak case, lid painting. Instrument plays well and has a pleasant tone and volume. Tunes easily and keeps its tune well. Would make a good companion instrument for home, cottage, office, dorm room or anywhere a personal-sized sound is desired/required.[more info, more and bigger pictures] Price: asking $1,525 CAD / $1,250 USD / £685 GBP / € 980 / $14,425 MXN / ¥ 132,275 JPY plus shipping from Toronto and applicable taxes & duties. Qualifies under NAFTA.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Long Beach, California!
Sperrhake "Kleine" single-manual harpsichord
(used), ca 1960. A small revival harpsichord in excellent playing condition. Compass C to f''' compass (54 notes), 8' and 4' with separate buffs. Case and lid in walnut (veneer) with integral music desk and propstick, reverse keyboard. Three screw-in legs. Professionally converted to Celcon plectra during the 80's. C/w cover, tuner, wrench and spare wire. [more info, more and bigger pictures and sound samples] Price: $2,500 CAD / $2,000 USD /$74,000 MXN / £ 1,100 GBP / € 1 600/ ¥ 214,500 JPY plus shipping from Toronto Canada and applicable taxes & duties.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Toronto!
Italian Virginal from Zuckermann Kit, ca 1980 (used) -- Built from the Zuckermann kit designed by David Way and William Post Ross. Compass BB to e''' (54 notes), can be tuned to GG/BB short octave. Delrin jacks with Celcon plectra. Case painted in blue milk paint, pine trim (false inner-outer) and music desk. Handsome turned stand in oiled cedar. Very good condition, excellent tone and action. A professional quality instrument. Price: asking $7,780 CAD / $6,350 USD /$73,250 MXN / £ 3,500 GBP / € 5 000 / ¥ 676,000 JPY plus shipping from Toronto Canada and applicable taxes & duties. Built in USA so duty-free to USA, Canada and Mexico. more info, bigger pictures.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the lady in Michigan
Flemish Single-Manual Harpsichord from Zuckermann kit. Professionally built by New Jersey builder Louis Van Leeuwen in the early 1970's. Compass is five octaves C-e''' (54 notes), 1x 8' and 1 x 4' with buff. Was a professional's gigging instrument for years, comes with a folding auto carrier. [more info, more and bigger pictures]. Price: asking $5,485 CAD / $4,000 USD / £ 2,235 GBP / € 3,295 / $ 45,600 MXN / ¥ 435,275 JPY plus shipping from New Jersey and applicable taxes & duties. Qualifies as duty-free in the US, Canada and Mexico under NAFTA.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Boston, MA
Alec Hodsdon Clavichord, built in Suffolk England in 1962, serial No 62-524. Unfretted, double strung in brass, compass BB/e''', brass tangents. This is a very beautiful instrument. Gorgeous rosewood case with dovetailed corners, ebony or blackwood naturals and flame maple sharps. Recently restrung and reregulated throughout by Claviers Baroques $5,500 CA / $4,000 USD / € 3 500 / $42,650 MXN / ¥ 475,000 JPY plus shipping from Toronto and applicable taxes & duties. Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA. more info, bigger pictures.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Alabama!

French single harpsichord after Denis, from The Paris Workshop kit. Professionally built (2001) and maintained by Claviers Baroques. Compass is 56 + 1 notes: GG-d''', transposable A415/A440 without the loss of d''', 2 x 8' with buff. Case in solid wild cherry with oak wrestplank and fir soundboard. Grenadilla naturals with cherry front mouldings and cherry sharps. Includes lid and propstick (not shown.) Located in New Jersey USA. more info, bigger pictures Price: asking $11,900 CAD / $9,000 USD / £5,400 GBP / € 7 815 / $98,865 MXN / ¥ 984,450 JPY plus shipping from New Jersey USA and applicable taxes & duties. Built in Canada so it qualifies under NAFTA (no duty in USA-Canada-Mexico), and it also qualifies for our lease plan. A professional quality instrument.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the lady from Colorado! Neupert octavino spinet from the '60's. Compass is C to c'', 49 notes. This is a *tiny* instrument. It is an octavino, which means that although the keyboard looks like C to c'' it sounds one octave higher. In good working order and played regularly. [more info, more and bigger pictures] Price: asking $3,000 CAD / $2,275 USD / £1,250 GBP / € 1,875 / $25,150 MXN / ¥ 241,150 JPY plus shipping from Toronto, CA and applicable taxes & duties. Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the family from San José
Sabathil and Sons single-manual harpsichord
, Opus #1678 (1971). 54 notes, C to f'''. Case is veneered in cherry. Reverse keyboard, naturals of grenadilla or similar black wood, sharps appear to be maple. Measures 38" by 54". Metal frame. Price: asking $1,650 CAD / $1,250 USD / £660 GBP / € 985 / $13,725 MXN / ¥ 133,125 JPY plus shipping from Los Angeles California, USA and applicable taxes & duties. Built in Canada so it qualifies under NAFTA (no duty in USA-Canada-Mexico). [ follow-up ]

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Montreal Large double-manual harpsichord by Gaveau (Paris) 1945, in original condition. Design by Arnold Dolmetsch. Five octaves, FF-f''' 16,8,8,4, two lutes, all controlled by 6 pedals. This is the same model used by Pauline Aubert and Violet Gordon Woodhouse. Wooden jacks by Assemann, quilled in leather. Dark pecan case in excellent condition. Length, 7 '. Reverse keys with gilt arcades. Everything original and functioning except for a few (5 or 6) broken strings. Located in New York USA [more info, more and bigger pictures, sound samples coming soon] Price: $5,200 CAD / $4,000 USD / € 3 350 / £ 2,350 GBP / $45,000 MXN / ¥ 432,450 JPY plus shipping from New York and applicable taxes & duties.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman from Hull, Quebec

Bentside Spinet by Fred Bettenhausen (1997) after Goujon 1753 (used) -- price reduced, just in time for Christmas! Transposing keyboard and a compass from FF to f'" or GG to g' (61 notes). Case and soundboard are beautifully painted. Integral music desk, three turned legs, matching bench, fabric cover and leg bag *plus* a really good electronic tuner. Price: CAD $9,900 (was CAD $11,000) /USD $7,900 (was $ USD 8,200) / £4,454.78 GBP (was £ 4,950) / € 6 400 (was € 7 000) / $84,175 MXN (was $92,100 MXN) / ¥ 820,826 JPY (was ¥ 894,500 JPY) plus shipping from Toronto and applicable taxes & duties. Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA. more info, bigger pictures.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman in Wyoming
Neupert 'Kleine' Harpsichord ca 1970 (used)
A small revival harpsichord, suitable for a house or apartment. Disposition is 8' and 4' with buff, C to f''', 54 notes. Excellent condition. Reverse keyboard in ebony or blackwood with white plastic-topped maple (or boxwood?) sharps, case veneered in teak. Three screw-in legs and music desk. Quilled in leather, which is in good condition, and every note plays (except one, due to a broken string -- an easy fix). It has a lovely soft, silvery sound. Price: asking $3,000 CAD / $2,125 USD / € 1 900 / $21,500 MXN plus shipping from Toronto and applicable taxes & duties. Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA. more info, bigger pictures.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the lady in Southampton, ON
Large Neupert clavichord, SN 23326, ca 1970 (used) -- unfretted 5-octave instrument. Compass FF to f''' (61 notes), single strung in steel with copper-wound strings in the bass. Case is light walnut or similar, comes with integral music desk, four screw-in legs and a bench. Price: asking $4,000 CAD / $3,000 USD / € 2 600/ £ 1,800 GBP / $31,000 MXN / ¥ 343,000 JPY plus shipping from Toronto and applicable taxes & duties. Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA. more info, bigger pictures.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman in Texas
Sabathil and Sons (Canada) 1973 --
double-manual 2x8', 4' and 16'(?) with buff. Five octaves, FF to f'''. This one's in Texas and we haven't seen it in person. Asking $6,000 CAD / $4,000 USD / € 3,900 plus shipping from El Paso TX and any applicable taxes or duties. Note: qualifies under NAFTA.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the lady in California
Small Wittmayer harpsichord ca 1970 (used)
The present owner bought this instrument new in 1972. Disposition is 8' and 4' with buff, compass is C to d''', 51 notes -- enough for most of Bach and all of the Fitzwilliam virginal book. Reverse keyboard in ebony or blackwood with white plastic-topped maple (or boxwood?) sharps. The case is veneered in a teak (we think). Plays well. Comes with three screw-in legs, music desk and dust cover. This is a *very* small harpsichord, as harpsichords go; both size and volume are suited to a room rather than a concert hall. Has been professionally upgraded to plastic plectra from the original leather. Price: asking $3,000 CAD / $2,125 USD / € 1 900 / $21,500 MXN plus shipping from Toronto and applicable taxes & duties. Sorry, this one does not qualify under NAFTA. more info, bigger pictures.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

No longer available. The owner has decided to keep it.
Zuckermann 'Concert' single-manual Flemish style harpsichord
-- 2x8', 1x4', buff on back 8. Built by Stephen Stout, Charlotte, North Carolina about 1980. 61 notes (GG-g'''), 7' 3.75", wt. approx. 125 lbs., with Delrin plectra. Case: Chinese red with gold detail; inside lid: black, gold detail. Black trestle stand. Robust sound. Owner-maintained and recent professional players commented very favourably on it. Price: $8,000 CAD / $5,000 USD / € 4,850 plus shipping from Florida and any applicable taxes or duties. Qualifies under NAFTA.

This one is not available, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the lady in Colorado
Zuckermann Z-box --
Zuckermann ca 1970, straight-side. Another excellent Z-box. Quilled in Celcon, played regularly until recently. Price: $2,250 CAD / $1,500 USD plus shipping. Note: qualifies under NAFTA. [more info, bigger pictures & sound samples coming soon]

The lady in Colorado sent us photos, I'll get them scanned in shortly.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the gentleman in Nimes, France
Large Wittmayer clavichord, SN 30, ca 1950's (?)
unfretted 5-octave instrument. Compass FF to f''', double strung in steel with wound strings in the bass. Case is teak or similar with lighter coloured stringing on the cover, four screw-in legs (threaded wood, not shown). Comes with a wooden packing/shipping case. The bass and midrange on this instrument are very impressive.

Note: The clavichord is now safely in sunny France and the owner sent a report, including his adventure in (gasp) tuning! He says, " I hope it can encourage other people to get over the deadly FTFS (First Tuning Fear Syndrome)." [follow-up]

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.

SOLD! to the Professor in Florida
Matthew Redsell (Toronto) Italian polygonal virginal,
built in 1980 (we found a date on one of the jacks). After Ioannes de Perticis 1684 from R. K. Lee's plans. Compass CC/EE to c''', 45 notes but short octave bass gives effective compass of four octaves. Single strung in brass. Case in pine, cherry trim, pau ferro naturals. More photos coming soon! Asking: $2,000 CAD / $1,300 USD plus shipping. [more info & pictures]

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.


SOLD! to the lady in Hillsborough, NJ
Rare Albarda 1973 Pedal
harpsichord, designed to be used with a Zuckermann or similar small harpsichord. Asking: $5,000 CAD / $3,300 USD plus shipping. Note: qualifies under NAFTA. This has been listed for a while, but we just got details and lots of photos.

This one is sold, but if you would like us to keep an eye out for something similar for you, contact us and we'll put you on our early-notice mailing list.


SOLD! to the lady in Tucson, AZ


Sperrhake spinet --
ca 1960. The current owner inherited this instrument but does not play. Price: $750 CAD / $500 USD plus shipping. [more info & pictures]

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SOLD! to the music school in San José, Costa Rica
Zuckermann Z-box --
Zuckermann ca 1970, straight-side. It's the best early Z-box that we have ever seen. This was originally quilled in leather but we have replaced the old tongues with new ones of holly which take Celcon plectra. Price: $2,250 CAD / $1,500 USD plus shipping. Note: qualifies under NAFTA. [follow up]

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SOLD! to the gentleman in Minnesota, Todd's present to Barbara -- Merry Christmas and happy 10th anniversary!
1885 Chickering Grand Piano, 6' long with the distinctive Chickering tail. Handsome walnut case, plays well. Chickering double-escapement, wonderful warm Chickering sound. Suitable for classical and romantic music, some baroque (Bach, of course), but excels with music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ideal for chamber or salon music. Needs some repairs. $10,000 Canadian or $6,750 USD plus shipping and applicable taxes & duties. Presently in Toronto. No duty under NAFTA. [more info & more and bigger pictures]

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SOLD! to the lady from Hamilton, ON
Hubbard French Double-- ca 1970. The original purchaser of this kit got it partially assembled, then returned it to the Hubbard shop. The current owner purchased it "as was" and completed the building and stringing. The case has a pronounced twist and noticable cheek-droop, but it has held stable for over 30 years with no sign of further distortion. The tone is lovely, a typical Hubbard French sound. Price: $5,000 CAD / $3,300 USD plus shipping. [follow-up]

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SOLD! to the gentlepersons from Westhampton, NJ
LeSage straight-side, 1x8', buff
-- This instrument is a really close copy (= identical) of the classic Zuckermann Z-box (see above). This one is a fixer-upper. The case is banged up, the strings are mostly missing and it is quilled in leather, which is in pretty bad shape. The good news is that the particle board case is solid, and easily-available Zuckermann parts, including the leather-to-Delrin upgrade kit, will fit. Price: $750 Canadian or $500 USD plus shipping. Note: qualifies under NAFTA. [more info & more and bigger pictures]

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SOLD! Zuckermann Italian Virginal kit An ideal project for a first-time builder, this kit had been lying under the owner's bed since 1974. He had previously built a Zuckermann Flemish single harpsichord, but then there were the kids and and ... The case is completely assembled and the exterior painted in green lacquer with some knocks and scrapes, the soundboard is installed and painted (professionally) but unshellacked. The compass is B-e'''.

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SOLD! to the gentleman from Marion, Indiana
Sperrhake single-manual harpsichord
1960, SN 603253: 1x8', 1x4 + buff. Compass CC to f''' (56 notes). Black wood naturals, plastic-topped sharps, original wire. Generally in good condition, nice tone for a revival instrument. Wooden jacks with jacks have wooden tongues brass fittings, quilled in Delrin. $1,500 Canadian or $1,000 USD plus shipping and taxes. [follow up]

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SOLD! to the gentlepersons from Hamilton, Ontario
Sabathil & Sons Straight-side Harpsichord, 1968, opus # 1424: 1x8', 1x4 + buff. Compass CC to f''' (54 notes). Black wood naturals, light (boxwood? maple?) sharps, original wire. In playing condition but needs some work. Plastic jacks have wooden tongues (retrofitted?) quilled with Delrin. Asking $750 Canadian or $500 USD plus shipping as-is, no duty under NAFTA.[follow up].

Sabathil clavichord -- SOLD! to the gentleman from Port Hope, ON

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No longer available -- the owner has decided to keep it. Italian Single Harpsichord, built by Thomas Ciul (1988) from ZHI parts, CDEF short/broken octave to d''', 2x8' , strung in brass. Very good condition. Boxwood naturals, cherry sharps, 35 lbs + two piece stand, wooden shipping/transport container $7,000 Canadian or $4,799 USD plus shipping and applicable taxes & duties; owner (who has taken up the 'cello) will consider payments.

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SOLD! to the gentleman from Iceland
Sperrhake Clavichord
, C to f''', strung in steel. Very good condition. Blackwood naturals, light (maple? boxwood?) sharps are topped with a plastic slips. Comes with legs (not shown). Weighs about 35 lbs. A nice, light action and a sweet tone. Maintenance and minor repairs done by us Feb 2001. $1,500 Canadian or $1,000 USD plus shipping and applicable taxes & duties.

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SOLD! to the gentleman from Toronto
Zuckermann Fortepiano after Stein - 5 octaves, FF to f''', Viennese action. Honduran Mahagony case, paneled lid, music desk and turned legs $20,000 Cdn $14,000 US. Very well maintained. Owner moved to England. May be seen in our shop. We have recently re-worked the action and voicing and added the sordine. Guaranteed by Claviers Baroques against defects in workmanship and materials for 1 year. Semi-annual maintenance included for first year for buyer in North America or many other countries.

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SOLD! to the lady from Maryland
Wittmayer Clavichord, SN 587
(about 1968), in fine condition. C to d''' (51 notes) single strung in steel. Walnut case, teak naturals, ebony sharps, spruce soundboard. Wittmayer clavichords are much closer to their historic predecessors than most Wittmayer harpsichords. This instrument has a charming, soft, pleasing tone. The case is 41" by 14" by 5 1/2", and weighs about 28 lbs. It is single strung in steel rather than the more traditional double strung brass, but nonetheless, it has a good touch and a pleasant sound. Price $1200 Canadian or $800 USD plus shipping.

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SOLD! to the gentleman from South Carolina
AMMER, double-manual, ca. 1960: 1x4', 2x8', and 1x16' , buff
. This is a LARGE revival harpsichord from the 50's/60's with a piano-style keyboard. The case is of a blonde wood, either maple or ash. The register changers are operated by foot-pedals. Owner needs to make room for her harp. It plays reasonably well, but there are some splits in the soundboard. Price: asking $2,500 Canadian or $1750 USD -- shipping anywhere in North America included!! [Follow-up] 

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SOLD! to the gentleman from Texas...
Zuckermann Straight-side, '65: 1x8', buff.
This one is a fix-'er-upper. It is not playing well because the leather plectra have worn out (after 35 years). White plastic naturals, black sharps, original wire. Price: $600 Canadian or $400 USD plus shipping

We recommended an upgrade to new plastic jacks and celcon plectra (upgrade kit is $250 Canadian)
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