Bizzi French Single Manual Harpsichord 'Blanchet'
Please note that the discounted price of £12,750 is for the instrument on display in our showroom and £23,745 is the price for a newly-commissioned instrument from the Bizzi workshop.
French single 'Blanchet' 2 x 8' stops. This harpsichord is based upon the XVIII century French manufacturing tradition and particularly that of the Blanchet family. This is a versatile harpsichord, with a strong and brilliant sound suitable for most professional uses. Compass: F0 - F5, 61 notes
Compass: F 1 - F 5, 61 keys
2 x 8' independent stops and buff stop
Transposition 415 - 440 Hz
Case and lid: poplar, fir and beech
6 beech legs screwed to the instrument, Louis XVI style
Soundboard: red resonance spruce from Val di Fiemme
Soundboard wood grain: Extra Fine
Keyboard: spruce, ebony (diatonic keys) and bone (chromatic keys)
Jacks: pear wood with delrin or celcon plectra
Tuning pins: forged iron, historical type, with hole
Strings: red brass, yellow brass and ancient-type iron
Brush painting in two colours
Gold-leaf bands and mouldings
Rose and hinges made of bronze casting
Dimensions: 223 x 92 x 24 cm
Weight: 55 kg
For more details about this or any other Bizzi Harpsichord in our showrooms, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tel: 01274 288100