Extension C-c''' 49 keys (our d''', e''' and f''': 51, 53, 54 keys)

Register 1x8', lute optional

Transposable 440/415 Hz

Measure cm 145x76 (80)x18

Weight Kg 17

This little instrument is rather loud and bright, particulary suited for bass drone. Affordable and reliable with strong tuning stability.

Soundboard in red cedar, soundbox in red spruce and oak.

Endowment: turned stems to be fastened, music stand, tuning wrench, spare strings.




Extension FF-f''' (61 keys)

Registers 2x8' , lute optional

Transposable 440/415 Hz

Measure cm 200x90x18

Weight Kg 27

This ise reduced version of the Grimaldi instrument with extended keyboard. The reduction hasn't affected much the bass but makes it much easier to carry.

It's a very versatile instruments, suitable for all the harpsichord literature.

Soundboard in red cedar, soundbox in red spruce and oak.

Endowment: turned stems to be fastened, music stand, tuning wrench, spare strings.

exampleMP3: 2x8'






Dimension: length cm 212x84x18, weight Kg 28

Registers 2x8’, lute optional

Extension: GG/AA- e’’’ (57 keys)

Transposable a’ 440/415 Hz

It’s a famous harpsichord of Carlo Grimaldi, from Messina, built at the end of 1600. The sounding section has been kept but the bass eztension reackes high e’’’ (the original ends with c’’’) and it is transposable to the 440 Hz pitch. This version is slightly shorter than the original (cm 212 instead of 250). Very efficient lows, sweet and harmonious midrange and highs, with a very delicate effect on the main lead and aggressive with the two 8’.

Soundboard in red cedar, soundbox in red spruce and oak.

Endowment: turned stems to be fastened, music stand, tuning wrench, spar strings.

exampleMP3: 2x8'



Dimension: cm 188x80x17

Weight: Kg 24

Diapason: only 440 Hz

Extention: C/E-f’’’ (50 keys), short bass octave

Register: 2x8’

It’s the copy of a handsome instrument built in 1681 by Giovanni De Perticis in Florence. The original one has a lower pitch, around 390/400 Hz. In this version it has been raised to 440 Hz, to have it more versatile along with modern instruments. Sides and boards are cypress. Rich, sweet and “cantabile” the first register, strong and deterninated the second, bright and aggressive with both on. Very suitable as soloist for the Italian music of ‘5-600, perfect for continous. Thanks to its small dimension it is very easy to be carried.

exampleMP3: 2x8'


Pascal Taskin's copy, 1769

Extension FF-f''' (61 keys)

Registers 2x8', 1x4', lute

Transposable 415/440 Hz

Measure cm 234x94x29

Weight Kg 70

Main construction materials: italian red spruce soundboard, lime, oak, ebony diatonic frets and bone cromatic ones.

Included: six stem frame, music stand, tuning wrench, golden carved rosette, artistic painting and gold leaf decorations.

This is a replica extremely true to the original with exception of the 440 Hz instead of the original 415, and of the stall, which completely collapsible and simpler, therefore cheaper.

Optionals: original stall, decorations, gold plates.

The tone is tipically french: rich bass, refined highs, definetely powerful.

exampleMP3: all registers

exampleMP3: 1° 8'

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Extension CC-d (pedal keyboard 27 notes)

1x16', 1x8', lute on 16' and 8'

Diapason 415 or 440 Hz, not transposer

Measure: cm 313,5 (harpsichord cm 253,5, pedal keyboard cm 60)x96,4x20

Weight: Kg 65

The pedal harpsichord is an instrument to be laid on the floor, on which, using special supports, is to be put the regular harpsichord, better if with two manuals. The supports can be adapted to almost any kind of pedestals.

On this peculiar harpsichord all the organ repertoire can be played using both manual and pedal keyboards. With yhe 16' and 8' registers it has a deep and majestic tone with long sustain, creating a very powerful organ effect. The lows alone have a main 16' tone very present but not violent.

The 8', being incisive and resonant, creates a remarkable and readable polyphony. The lute on both the registers sweetens the tone which gets very expressive and ready, much like a theorbe.

It seems certain that J. S. Bach did compose on this instrument, and for this instrument, many of his organ compositions like some triosonatas, many chorals and the famous C minor Passacaglia BWV 582, which acquires an extraordinary clearness.

Moreover, having both manual and pedal keyboards, it makes possible to study organ at home a real, acoustic and very satisfyng instrument, at a pretty low price.

The manual harpsichord alone, laid on the pedal one or on the floor, remains an indipendent instrument, only slightly higher.





Extension C/E-d''' (47 notes, short bass octave)

registers 2x8'

Diapason 440 Hz, not transposable

Measure open: cm 132x70x14

Measure closed: cm 132x35x28

Weight Kg 12

In the 17th century some greath makers like Giusti and Grimaldi, had built small travel harpsichords divided in three folding sections in order to form a sort of “box” very easy to carry.

But there was a problem: the tone was uneven among the three parts of the keyboard.

For my instrument I reduced the sections to two ones in order to reduce the tone difference: just bass and highs.

Once closed, the encumbrance, just a little bit more compared to the old models, is widely compensated by the tone improvement and the curved side (straight and less elegant in the old one) has the same curve as a full-size instrument: once open the different is unnoticeable.

Inside the closed instrument find they piece also the legs and the music-stand. The whole instrument with a proper bag is just a little bigger than a cello!







Extension: C-d''' (51 notes)

Choir 2 string

Diapason 440 Hz

Misure: cm 96x31x9

Weight Kg 8

It has been conceived to be carried easily and to have tuning steadiness. Obviously, it's not a concert instrument, but a workhorse to play when travelling or on vacation. Thanks to its great tune and quiet sound it can be played also at night in your hotel!



Extension C-f''' (54 notes)


Choir 2 strings

Diapason 44o Hz

Measure: cm 109x31x10

Weight Kg 9

With this instrument I wanted to present a small, sturdy, easy to carry and of stable tuning clavichord. Reducing the dimensions I have improved the tone quality and the volume, compared to the small clavichord and the Stein, which is free, but has one string for each note.


Extension C-f''' (54 keys)

Diapason 440 Hz

Measure cm 100x31x10

Weight Kg 8

Very small unfretted clavichord! Because of its reduced dimensions it is particularly suited for studying and playng everywhere. There is only one string for each note but it is rather loud.

Even an harpsichord player can improve his touch and technique playng this instrument.

Included tuning wrench and spare strings.



Dimension: cm 130x37,5x12,5, weight Kg 14

Extension: C-f’’’ (54 keys)

Diapason a’440 Hz

Copy of the most renowned clavichord built by Johann Gottlob Hubert in 1784. It’s an instrument with a delicate tone, extraordinarily expressive, rather powerful on the lows and very “cantabile” on the mid-highs. Ligature of couples of strings, unfretted the A and D; the other strings are tied by two.




Extension FF-f''' (61 notes)

Diapason 440 Hz

Misure: cm 138x50x16

Weight Kg 26

Copy of an instrument built by Johann Heinrich Silbermann in 1775, golden age of the clavichord, when performers such as Karl Philipp Emmanuel Bach used to play at court of Friederich II of Prussia.

The instrument is rather small but has a great expressiveness and its extension is all-round.

The legs are fastened to the back of the instrument which allows to carry it easily.



Extension c-d'''' (51 keys)

Register 1x4'

Diapason 880 Hz

Measure cm 72x40x11

Weight Kg 4

Replanning of the XVII century instruments.

Instrument directly derived from the small model, but reprojected to be more versatile: the low octave has been extended and the frets are bigger to allow a more agile and modern fingering.

Powerful and bright tone, small dimensions, carriable as a suitcase in wooden case.