Flemish double manual harpsichord (Ruckers 1638)
This instrument is based on an instrument made by Ioannes Ruckers in 1638. The original can be found in Edinburgh. The original frame is enlarged only a little, so as to keep as closely to the original.
The instrument's sound is crisp, transparent, sonorous and vigorous.
Disposition 8', 8', 4' + lute
Range: from GG to e'''
Dimensions: length 229 cm, width 89 cm
Transposition: a' = 415/440 Hz
Keytops: long keys overlaid with ebony
sharps pear wood overlaid with bone
Stand: trestle stand with turned legs in colour of rosewood