THE PARIS WORKSHOP
Early Keyboard Instruments for professional and amateur builders
Instruments à clavier de facture historique pour facteurs professionnels et amateurs
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.
|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
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|
|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
Traditional Flemish keyboards with bone naturals and oak sharps $1470
Traditional Flemish registers through the cheek
Finishing & decoration materials
|Price||Standard version 2, case assembled $15300|
|Australian dollar GST-inclusive prices ex
Peakhurst effective May 1 2018.
GST-exempt prices available for export.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
|From our series of Ruckers construction pictures:
Shaping the ends of the ribs
Sample page from the Ruckers Double Construction Manual describing this process
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