Zuckermann Harpsichords International

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French Double Harpsichord Kit After Blanchet/Taskin

ZHI French
Double Manual
Harpshchord This instrument, inspired by Blanchet and Taskin, is made in the tradition of the large French harpsichords of the 18th century. The tone of our French Double is refined and colorful, and is well known for its majestic bass. While the range of 63 notes (FF-g''') permits the performance of virtually the entire harpsichord repertoire, this instrument is obviously the best choice for playing late French music. Disposition: 2x8', 1x4', buff.


Disposition 2x8', 1x4', buff; stop levers in keywell
Range 63 notes: FF-g3, transposable A415/A440
Dimensions length 93.3"; width 37"; depth of case 11.02"
Weight about 155 lbs
Action two reverse keyboards with Blackwood naturals, bone-slipped sharps, and pearwood arcades; brown delrin jacks
Wood Wood case in Basswood. Bentide solid basswood
Assembly braces either tongue and grooved or dovetailed
Stand turned in oak
Music Desk adjustable angle of desk and sled position
Instructions manual in English with photographs; full-size paper drawing (Stages 3 or 4)
Level of difficulty Experienced
  • Stage 3, soundboard installed (with ZHI rose)
  • Stage 4, woodwork complete (with ZHI rose)
  • Stage 5, playing, undecorated (with ZHI rose)
  • Louis XVI-style stand, flat parts (unassembled)
  • Louis XVI-style stand, assembled, ready to be decorated
  • Louis XVI-style stand, assembled, painting and gilding complete
  • Swiss pine soundboard
  • Wooden jacks
  • Three registers

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