THE PARIS WORKSHOP
Early Keyboard Instruments for professional and amateur builders
Instruments à clavier de facture historique pour facteurs professionnels et amateurs
Our 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.
We can deliver either the traditional Flemish disposition of 8´+4´, or two unison registers. 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, in fact, as the Ruckers Double.
The photograph shows the current Ruckers model: The traditional bone keyboard is an option.
|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 or another similar wood
Bottom and lid in solid wood
Swiss pine soundboard
|Keyboard||Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, fruitwood 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, French or German
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
Soundboard rose for versions 3 or 4
Bone-slipped sharps for the reverse keyboard $500
Traditional Flemish keyboard with bone naturals and oak sharps $770
Three choirs (2x8´, 1x4´, buff)
Stop levers in the keywell (except for the buff)
Finishing & decoration materials
|Price||Standard version 1, ready for assembly $9640|
|Australian dollar GST-inclusive prices ex Peakhurst effective May 1 2018.
GST-exempt prices available for export.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
|From our series of Ruckers construction pictures:
Cutting the moulding for the nameboard
Sample page from the Ruckers Single Construction Manual describing this process
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