TPW Flemish Single Harpsichord Kit after Ruckers by The Paris Workshop
TPW Flemish Single Harpsichord Kit after Ruckers by The Paris Workshop supplied in kit form for home assembly.
TPW Flemish Single Harpsichord Kit after Ruckers - 56+1 notes GG-d''', transposable A392/A415/A440 without loss of d'''
The harpsichords built by the Ruckers family were famous throughout Europe in the 17th- and 18th-centuries, their clear and precise sound as much admired then as now. The Ruckers Flemish Single Harpsichord has many benefits. It is relatively small, light and easy to move. Its tuning is stable, and the transposing keyboard permits performance with either baroque or modern instruments. The instrument is available with traditional Flemish disposition of 8'+4', or two unison registers 2x8’ (please specify when placing your order). This style was mostly the result of later builders enlarging the earlier instruments to make them correspond to the demands of the 18th-century.
The Ruckers Single is also available with the 2x8', 1x4' disposition, making it a little more challenging to build and giving it the same soundboard layout as the Ruckers Double.
The photograph shows the Ruckers Single with the optional traditional bone keyboard (not included, but available as an extra).
The kit includes a standard harpsichord stand (as shown in the photograph).
Harpsichord Kit Options:
Version 1, standard, ready to assemble
Version 2, case assembled, reverse keyboard, 2 x 8´ or 8´+4´
Version 3, soundboard installed
Version 4, woodwork completed, 2x8´, reverse keyboard
Version 4, woodwork completed, 8´+4´, reverse keyboard
Version 4, woodwork completed, 3 registers, 2x8´, 1x4´, reverse keyboard
Other options available to special order – please ask for details.
Supplement for the traditional bone keyboard (all versions)
Additional register for version 2 (wooden jacks, strings, bridge and nut, …)
Stop levers in the keywell for two registers (brass)
Stop levers in the keywell for three registers (brass) to be recut
Soundboard rose (versions 3 & 4)
For more details about this or any other kit from The Paris Workshop, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tel: 01274 288100
|Range||56+1 notes GG-d''', transposable A392/A415/A440 without loss of d'''|
|Disposition||2x8´ or 8´+4´, buff
traditional Flemish registers through the cheek
|Wood||Case in lime
Bottom and lid in solid wood
Swiss pine soundboard
|Keyboard||One reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, cherry accidentals, pearwood arcades|
|Action||Traditional wooden jacks|
|Assembly||Braces either tongue and grooved, or dovetailed|
|Stand||Turned in oak, dismountable|
|Music desk||In oak|
|Dimensions||Length 205cm ~ Width 84cm ~ Depth of case 27cm|
|Instructions||Manual in English or French
full size paper drawing
|Level of difficulty||Beginners to Professional|
|Standard version||Version 1, ready for assembly|
|Options||Version 2, case assembled
Version 3, soundboard installed with decorative rose
Version 4, all woodwork completed
Table stand in version 2
Soundboard rose for versions 3 or 4
Traditional Flemish keyboard with bone naturals and oak sharps
Three choirs (2x8', 1x4', buff)
Stop levers in the keywell (except for the buff)
Finishing & decoration materials
|Specifications subject to change without notice|