Toronto, Ontario, Canada
SOLD! to the music school in San José, Costa Rica
Zuckermann Z-box, 1 x 8' with buff, ca 1970-- built from the famous kit made by Wolfgang Zuckermann of New York (now Zuckermann Harpsichords International of Stonington CT). This is the best-built early Zuckermann that we have ever seen. The casework is particularly well done and there is no sign of cheek droop. The case is done in walnut veneer and the finish is very nice and has been well looked after.
The instrument was originally quilled in leather but we replaced
the tongues (small parts of the jacks which hold the plectra) with
new wooden ones which we made especially for it. They accept the plastic
plectra rather than the leather ones, this means less maintenance
and gives a brighter sound. Here are some samples:
This would be a good instrument for a beginner or amateur, or perhaps
for a choir or a music school. Parts and accessories continue to be
easily available for this instrument. It is in Toronto, but we can
arrange packing, shipping, customs, etc. to anywhere in the world
for a nominal fee. Note: this one qualifies as duty-free under NAFTA
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This harpsichord was sold to Academia Bach in January 2003 but shipping was delayed while the school applied for a tax exemption for the instrument. We sent lots of paperwork and in due course the exemption was approved. We shipped the instrument in early June and subsequently received these e-mails from the director of the school:
>Subject: Hello, is there a harpsichord in Costa Rica?
Yes and it is a beautiful harpsichord! Dear friends, I feel that I got
a new baby, my daugther is so happy. I did not write before, because we
had to change some papers because somebody here wrote that it is a grand
piano, and then we were in the beach.
In august we will play the 4 brandenburg concerto and in october we play
the four seasons and a very beautiful piece by Vivaldi " La Follia
" as you can see the instrument will be very busy.
Thanks again and whenever you want, come to Costa Rica
>Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 11:52 AM
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