Italian

Harpsichord after A.Trasuntino, 1531

This instrument had an original compass going from C/E to f3 with short octave at a pitch of probably A=370 and a disposition of 8’, 4’ with brass strings in the bass and iron for the tenor and treble.
Late in 1693 its compass was changed to GG/BB-c3, the disposition to 2×8’ and strung all in brass.
The Trasuntino is one of the most beautiful examples of the great Venetian school of harpsichord makers.
I make a copy of both the original and the late instruments, with real and false inner outer case.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Length: 227 cm
  • Compass: CC/EE-f3 or GG/BB-c3
  • Disposition: 8’,4’ or 2×8’
  • Case: false inner-outer with cypress veneer or true cypress inner-outer case.
  • Soundboard: cypress

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Harpsichord after H. Bononiensis, 1521

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length: 182 cm
  • Width: 75 cm
  • Compass:C/E-d3
  • Disposition: 1×8′ or 2×8′
  • Pitch: A=392-415-440 Hz

The 1521 Hyeronimus Bononiensis is one of the earliest keyboard instruments to survive. The original harpsichord had only one register at 8′, but it was altered and a second 8′ was added.

I make both versions of this beautiful and little Italian harpsichord, with one or two 8′ choirs, with real or false inner outer case.

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