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SOLD! to the gentleman from Mississauga, ON

Zuckermann single manual harpsichord 'Z-Box', ca 1975?

 

Compass is AA-f''' (57 notes), disposition 1 x 8' with buff, suitable for the large majority of Baroque solo and small ensemble music through the 18th century. For the few times you need the low G, you can just retune the F# to G. It is more than ample for continuo work, which according to Gustav Leonhardt, can be managed using only C to a''. Update April 3, 2009 -- It came into our shop yesterday. New/corrected info through this article in bold type.

Baltic plywood soundboard.

Very nice keyboard, cherry naturals with black plastic(?) sharps.

Solid walnut case with walnut veneer plywood lid and flap. Stands on three tapered solid walnut legs. Den figures the wood alone is worth $200 CAD. Dimensions 1.7m x .91m x .25m (67" x 39" x 10").

Not currently in playing condition -- some broken strings,plectra and some missing jacks -- but it does more or less work. Case is sound but the finish is in bad shape. You can fix it up or we can do it for you. We refurbished a similar instrument a few years ago for a music school in Costa Rica. The write-up and sound samples are here, so you can get an idea of what it would look and sound like. Now that we have seen it, we figure we can get it playing for about $250 ( replace missing wires and jacks, tune and regulate.)

Z-boxes are sort of the Volkswagen beetle of harpsichords -- they're very 60's, and although you'd probably get clobbered if you went racing in one, you can definitely learn to drive in it and have whole lot of fun as well. And most important, it's affordable!

Price:asking $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, plus tools (tuning wrench and meter) and spares (strings, jacks, plectra). The Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency. Shipping from Toronto ON, (or you can pick it up, of course), plus 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!

 

 

[below] Attractive keyboard. Cherry naturals and black plastic (?) sharps. As our friend Jeff D says, "Life is too short to play plastic!" OK, so you have to stay in the key of C.

There are a few broken strings but most everything works otherwise.

[below] Old-style Zuckermann plastic jacks quilled in leather. The owner/builder attempted to convert it to Celcon by cutting off the leather and jamming in a Celcon pluectum , but he was nevern really happy with it. We recommend the upgrade kit to do the conversion properly. it is available from Zuckermann Harpsichords International, www.zhi.net, for about $300 USD.



SOLD! to the gentleman from Mississauga, ON

Price:asking $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, plus tools (tuning wrench and meter) and spares (strings, jacks, plectra). The Universal Currency Converter can tell you what that would be in your currency. Shipping from Toronto ON, (or you can pick it up, of course), plus 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! [back to used instruments page]

Note: Sorry, this one is sold, but if you like I can put you on our 'early notification' list. Tell me what sort of instrument you are interested in (type, price, whatever your preferences are) and I will send you an email when something matching your description comes in.-- Dawn

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