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The Ruckers Double Harpsichord Kit


designed by by Marc Ducornet and Emmanuel Danset

The Paris Workshop French Single Harpsichord

"The harpsichords built by the Ruckers family were famous throughout Europe from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Their clear and precise sound was as much admired then as now. The Flemish Double's range of 56 notes covers all of Bach's works, and its clarity of tone suits his contrapuntal style. This is probably our most versatile instrument, as it is easy to transport and useful for the entire body of early keyboard music." -- Marc Ducornet


Range 56+1 notes: GG-d''', transposable A415/A440 without loss of top d''' 
Disposition 2x8', 1x4', buff''
Dimensions length 86.6"; width 33.86"; depth of case 10.24"
Weight about 143 lbs
Action two reverse keyboards with ebony naturals, bone-slipped sharps and pearwood arcades; wooden jacks  
Wood case in lime; oak wrestplank; bottom and lid in solid wood; Swiss pine soundboard 
Assembly braces tongue and grooved or dovetailed
Stand turned in oak, dismountable
Music Desk in oak, angle adjustable
Instructions manual in English or French with photographs; full-size mylar drawing
Level of difficulty some experience

Standard Stage: Stage 2, case assembled, reverse keyboards, includes lid, flap, and music desk.
$10,210.41 CAD*
$7,620.44 USD*
6 648,96

Options available:

Stage 3, as above but soundboard installed, with TPW rose
$11,976.39 CAD*
$ 8,938.46 USD*
7 798,96 €
Stage 4, woodwork complete, with TPW rose
$13,660.80 CAD*
$ 10,195.60 USD*
8 895,83 €
Supplement for traditional bone keyboards (all stages)
$908.59 CAD*
$ 678.12 USD*
591,67 €
Traditional Flemish registers piercing the cheek
please ask
please ask
please ask
17th century style table stand in oak, partially assembled (Stage 2)
$2,988.10 CAD*
$ 2,230.14 USD*
1 945,83 €
Soundboard painting kit, in the Flemish style
$ 291.13 CAD*
$ 217.28 USD*
189,58 €
Set of case papers for Flemish double (keywell and soundboard surround)
$ 140.77 CAD*
$ 105.06 USD*
91,67 €

* Prices are listed in Euros as of Jan 01 2003. Canadian and US dollar prices are calculated using exchange rates on November 2, 2003. Air freight to a major airport and customs clearance is included; local delivery from a major airport and any applicable taxes, duties, etc. are EXTRA. These kits come from France and exchange rates change all the time, so we suggest you contact us to confirm prices or check rates using The Universal Currency Converter.

-- updated November 6, 2003






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