Instruments receive all necessary repairs and regulation to return them to top playing condition. They may show signs of age or wear on the casework, but nothing that would compromise the harpsichord's musical qualities, mechanical reliability or structural integrity.
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After a thorough cleaning and cosmetic touchups to the casework, the instrument was fully restrung and fully requilled in white delrin. The music desk, which was originally screwed at a fixed angle to its base, had broken free and caused splits in the base, so it was hinged to the base instead and the damaged areas repaired. Several soundboard splits were shimmed. Dampers in the bass region were replaced. Several cracked jack tongues were replaced, as were failing tongue bristles. The keyboard was cleaned and re-oiled. A few bent keys were straightened, the keyboard relevelled and the depth of touch adjusted.
This instrument is currently at the workshop in Kitchener.
Range GG-d3, 2x8, yellow brass stringing. Transposition A415-440. Oiled cherry casework, stand, and music desk. Bridge and nut of cherry. Walnut jacks.
Recorded music featuring the possible stop combinations of this harpsichord.
De Macque is 2x8, Rofilis is front 8 (variatio 1), back 8 (variatio 2) and 2x8 (variatio 3).