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Flemish School

Harpsichord after Ruckers

Details:

  • 2 Manuals
  • Compass GG – d³
  • Double transposing unit 392-415-440 Hz
  • Without loss of tone in descant because of an aditional jack ds³
  • Music desk
  • Shove coupler
  • Tuning key
  • Foot stand with 4 legs, collapsible or fixed
  • Case made of lime or poplar well seasoned, outside single colored
  • Wrestplank of oak layered/covered with chequers tree
  • Claviature area veneered
  • Claviature of lime with lying annual rings
  • Bottom board of hazel spruce or lime, well seasoned
  • Key top to choice, plum, ebony, bone
  • Historic string material (Malcom rose, Stolberg brass, Westphalian iron)

Optional version at extra charge [ Price list ]

  • Lute, is a wonderful supplement for sound. I prefer elk lether for Lute
  • Quilled with feathers
  • Foot stand with spiraled legs, upper and lower frame
  • Third register 4´

A 4'-register is not necessary because the two 8'-registers are divided in keynoted and overtoned. These two last out for a colourful play. I can build the 4' one if you wish. It gets an register lever and can be joined but not played alone. The 4'-register is cantillated as a overtone register which is merged with the 8' one.

Dimensions: length ca. 218cm width: ca. 84cm

Ruckers

Ruckers

Ruckers

Ruckers

Harpsichord, Console, bird’s eye maple veneered ( Joe Rácz )

Cembalo nach Ruckers

1.Console, bird’s eye maple veneered

2.I allways veneer harpsichord consoles

3.Detail

4.Detail

Cembalo nach Ruckers

Cembalo nach Ruckers

5.Ruckers with 2 x 8´ and lute

6.Wrestplank covered with chequers tree, jackrail made of chequers tree

7.Claviature area veneered with cherry

8.Treated with a chalk base and red casein paint on the outside

9.Version in black treated with a chalk base and casein paint, foot stand made of pear wood with spiraled legs

10.Claviature area veneered with mahogany and hand polished with shellac

11.Claviature made of ebony, above keys of pear covered with bone. Profiles and transposing blocs left and right made of pear

12.Details

Cembalo nach Ruckers

13.The elaborate foot stand changes the instruments character

14.Claviature area weneered with walnut. Profile ledges of curly maple

15.Bicrome ornamental painting slight marbleized

16.

17.Bichrome colored

18.Ruckers in red

19.Detail, Lever for 4´ registers

20.Ruckers for demonstration

Cembalo nach Ruckers

   

21.Ruckers treated with a chalk base and black casein paint on the outside

22.Ruckers treated with a chalk base and black casein paint on the outside

   

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Sound / style of playing

The Ruckers is a absolute versatile and musical inspiring instrument. The sound is full and round and balanced over the whole scope. It is very suitable for soloistic play as well as for chamber music. The compass enables you to display the whole harpsichord literature. The mechanic reacts accurate repeats very good and is played easily even with coupled manuals.
The instrument excels through good tuning stability.

Additional features:

I use historical wooden jacks without adjusting screw. Either I craft them myself or obtain it from e.g. Swainson. Due to the fact that they are very light it can be that despite best and solid damping the overtunes linger very silent. This is occasionally the case with original instruments.

My interpretation of my Ruckers is based on a Colmar-Ruckers, which can be visited in the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar.

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Flemish School

Harpsichord after Couchet

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Flemish School

Spinet after Delin

Details:

  • 1Manual
  • Compass GG – d³
  • Transposing unit 415-440 Hz
  • 1 Register 8´. wooden jack crafted from chequers tree or beech. Quills of Delrin.
  • Music desk
  • Foot stand or 3 screwable legs
  • Tuning key
  • Case of lime or poplar well seasoned, outside single colored
  • Wrestplank of oak covered with chequers tree or curly maple
  • Case inner surface weneered
  • Claviature of lime with lying annual rings
  • Bottom board of hazel spruce or lime, with standing annual rings
  • Key top to choice, plum, ebony, bone
  • Historic string material (Malcom rose, Stolberg brass, Westphalian iron)

Optional version at extra charge [ Price list ]

  • Lute string is optional under certain conditions
  • Lute is a wonderful supplement for sound. I prefer elk lether for Lute.
  • Quilled with feathers
  • It is an completely veneered instrument. For this I partly need to use different lumbers for the body.The board and key blocks receive an purfling in the middle as you can see it on Italian instruments often. Depending on the design of the veneer the surcharge has to be determined individually.

Dimensions: length ca. 160cm, width ca. 60cm

Spinett nach Delin, grünblaue Bemalung

Spinett nach Delin, Klaviatur mit Untertasten aus Buchsbaum

Spinett nach Delin, Detail Resonanzboden Steg aus französischem Nussbaum, Rückwand in Ebenholz

Total view. Version in greenblue painting, dappled.

Claviature with lower keys made of boxwood, upper keys made of pear with a constraint of ebony.

Detail soundboard. Bridge made of french nut tree, backplane made of ebony.

Spinett nach Delin, Detail Klaviatur

Spinett nach Delin, Fußgestell

Spinett nach Delin, Original

Detail claviature

Total view. Stand

Original Delin

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sound / playstyle:

The sound of the instrument is mellow and powerful with a tiny pot like Italian Timbre, that reminds of an Italian spinet (Virginale).

It suits at best to chamber music and continuo tasks. Due to the range of tones it can display the whole baroque period. Therefor it is a good instrument for practising.

The jacks are weight down with plump, because the jacks are very short and light, to garantee a good repetition. The mecanic reacts very sensitive and is played easy.

The only difference to the harpsichord is that fastest tone repetition of a single tone are only partly possible due to the construction. Trills or the like are playable at best.

The instrument excels through good tone sustain and light weight. You can transport it in any car.

for delivery time see delivery time

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French school

Harpsichord after Hemsch

Details:

  • 2 Manuals
  • sound range FF – g³
  • double transposing unit 392-415-440 Hz
  • without loss of tone in descant, because of an additional jack ds³
  • shove coupler
  • 2 registers 8´. wooden jacks made of chequer tree oder beech. Quills made of delrin
  • music desk
  • stand
  • tuning key
  • case made of lime or poplar well seasoned, outside plained
  • wrestplank made of oak with a constraint of chequer tree
  • claviature area veneered
  • claviature made of lime with lying annual rings
  • bottom-board made of hazel spuce or lime with standing annual rings
  • key tops to your choice made of plum, ebony or bone
  • historical string material (Malcom rose, Stolberg brass, Westphalian iron)

Optional enhancements on surcharge [ Price list ]

  • buff stop, tonal a wonderful supplement. I use elk leather for the buff stop.
  • Voicing with quills
  • Third register 4´
  • A 4'-register is not necessary because the two 8'-registers are divided in keynoted and overtoned. These two last out for a colourful play. I can build the 4' one if you wish. It gets an register lever and can be joined but not played alone. The 4'-register is cantillated as a overtone register which is merged with the 8' one.

Dimensions: length ca. 240cm, width ca. 93cm

Cembalo nach Hemsch, Ausgedrehte Stirnfronten der Tasten aus Birne, ebenso Profilleisten und die Transponierklötze links und rechts

Cembalo nach Hemsch, Klaviaturraum mit Vogelaugenahorn furniert. Es wirkt gut zusammen mit der Birne und dem Riegelahorn.

Cembalo nach Hemsch, Hemsch Gesamtansicht. Das Notenpult mache ich jedes Mal anders.

Milled wooden keyfronts made of pear, likewise the profile ledges and the transposing blocs left and right

Claviatur area veneered with birds eye maple. It looks great in conjunction with pear and Klaviaturraum.

Hemsch total view. I craft the music desk always different.

Cembalo nach Hemsch, außen schwarz gefasst

Cembalo nach Hemsch

Cembalo nach Hemsch

Hemsch, black on the outside

Hemsch

Hemsch

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Sound / style of playing:

The sound of the instrumen is sweet and powerful like the the late french instruments had been. The mechanik reakts very sensitive when played softly. The register are balanced from bass to discant.

More features

I use historical wooden jacks without adjusting screw. Either I craft them myself or obtain it from e.g. Swainson. Due to the fact that they are very light it can be that despite best and solid damping the overtunes linger very silent. This is occasionally the case with original instruments.

for delivery time see delivery time

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French school

Harpsichord after Tibaut

Details:

  • 2 Manuals
  • compass GG/ HH – c³
  • 2 Registers 8´. Wooden jacks made of chequers tree or beech. Quill made of Delrin
  • music desc
  • stand
  • tuning key
  • case made of french wallnut
  • claviatur made of lime with lying annual rings
  • bottom-board made of hazel spuce or lime well seasoned
  • key tops to your choice made of plum, ebony or bone
  • historical string material (Malcom rose, Stolberg brass, Westphalian iron)

Optional enhancements on surcharge [ Price list ]

  • buff stop, tonal a wonderful supplement. I use elk leather for the buff stop.
  • Voicing with quills
  • Third register 4´
  • A 4'-register is not necessary because the two 8'-registers are divided in keynoted and overtoned. These two last out for a colourful play. I can build the 4' one if you wish. It gets an register lever and can be joined but not played alone. The 4'-register is cantillated as a overtone register which is merged with the 8' one.

Original Tibaut

Original Template

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German school

Harpsichord after Mietke

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German School

Harpsichord after Zell

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Italien School

Harpsichord after Gregori

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Italien School

Harpsichord after Grimaldi

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Italien School

Harpsichord after Giovanni Batista Giusti

Details:

  • 1 manual
  • Compass C/E – c³
  • False – iner-outer
  • 2 register 8´. Wooden jacks of chequers tree or beech. Quill of Delrin
  • Music desc
  • Stand
  • Tuning key
  • Key tops to your choice made of plum or boxwood
  • Historical string material (Malcom rose, Stolberg brass, Westphalian iron)

Meassures: lenght ca. 196cm, width ca. 78 cm

[ Price list ] for delivery time see delivery time

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Firmeninformationen  
Atelier Joe Rácz

Hatzfelder Str. 6
D-35116 Hatzfeld
Germany
Telefon: 0049 64 67 / 91 59 930
Website: www.cembalo-clavichord.de
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