European Harpsichord

The European harpsichord is of my own design, but the proportions and shape are based on later Flemish and French examples, especially those made by Albert Delin. My aim was to make a useful harpsichord with a large compass (G to f''') three registers and buff stop. I wanted it to sound Franco-Flemish, but to look English; hence the case is made of poplar and veneered in burr walnut with cross-bandings and stringing in the English style. The sound is large and open with a reedy bass and singing treble. It is a little smaller than the usual late English harpsichord (2.27m long), and a good deal less heavy.


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