Double Manual French Harpsichord

by William Dowd, 1963

No longer available

Dowd wanted to reacquire this instrument, saying it was one of the very best he ever made. Single owner instrument, includes original paperwork and correspondence with William Dowd. This is a beautiful looking and sounding instrument, frequently recorded and used for professional performances to the present day. Meticulously cared for by professional player owner. Rich full sound, with great clarity. Includes padded and thickly lined moving cover.

Specifications

Disposition   peau de buffle, 8'8'4' buff
Range   A440, 5 octaves, FF - f"'
Dimensions   92" long, 39" wide
Action   delrin jacks, delrin and peau de buffle plectra
Case   Walnut veneer and solid walnut
Stops   6 machine stop pedals
Stand   Trestle stand with mounted pedals

Double Manual French Harpsichord by William Dowd, full open

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