We offer Italian harpsichords based on three different prototypes:
Giovanni Battista Giusti, Lucca, 1681
18th century Florentine followers of Cristofori
Carlo Grimaldi, Messina, 1697
Although each has a unique voice, all are characterized by the crispness of attack and lucidity of tone that makes them ideal for both continuo and a vast solo repertoire.
All models have two eight foot stops and are entirely strung in brass. The natural keys are covered with boxwood and the accidentals are ebony-topped walnut. The case exteriors are painted and the interiors are waxed cedar or cypress. The stand consists of two pedestals with turned legs. Other stands, key coverings, and painted or gilded decorations are also available.