TPW Ruckers Flemish Double Harpsichord

Instrument conceived & designed by Marc Ducornet & Emmanuel Danset
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Early Keyboard Instruments for professional and amateur builders

Instruments à clavier de facture historique pour facteurs professionnels et amateurs


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The harpsichords built by the Ruckers family were famous throughout Europe in the 17th- and 18th-centuries, their clear and precise sound as much admired then as now.

Our Ruckers Double’s range of 56 notes covers all of Bach's works, and the clarity of tone suits his contrapuntal style. This is probably our most versatile instrument, easy to transport and useful for the whole body of early keyboard music.

The photograph shows the current model with optional stool and table stand.


SPECIFICATIONS
Range 56+1 notes GG–d''', transposable A392/A415/A440 without loss of d'''
Disposition 2x8⁠´, 1x4⁠´, buff
stop levers in keywell (except for buff)
Wood Case in lime or another similar wood
Oak wrestplank
Bottom and lid in solid wood
Swiss pine soundboard
Keyboard Two reverse keyboards with ebony naturals, bone-slipped 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 216cm • Width 84cm • Depth of case 27cm
Weight about 60kg
Instructions Manual in English, French or German
full size paper drawing
Level of difficulty Some experience to Professional
Standard version Version 2, case assembled
Options Version 3, soundboard installed with decorative rose
Version 4, all woodwork completed
Table stand
Traditional Flemish keyboards with bone naturals and oak sharps $1470
Traditional Flemish registers through the cheek
Traditional wooden jacks
Finishing & decoration materials
Price Standard version 2, case assembled $14210
Australian dollar GST-inclusive prices ex Peakhurst effective July 1 2016.
GST-exempt prices available for export.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Shaping the ends of the ribs 35K jpeg

From our series of Ruckers construction pictures:
Shaping the ends of the ribs

pdf icon 1K png  Sample page from the Ruckers Double Construction Manual describing this process


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