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 just enough to reach 5 octaves.
The instrument's sound is crisp, transparent, sonorous and vigorous.
Disposition 8', 8', 4' + lute
Range: from FF to f ' ' '
Dimensions: length 236 cm, width 91,5 cm
Transposition: a' = 415/440 Hz
Keytops: long keys overlaid with ebony
sharps pear wood overlaid with bone
Stand: trestle stand with turned legs made of beech wood