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Just like Johann Mayer's single manual instrument, this Flemish harpsichord has also only 2 sets of strings but 3 rows of jacks for the 8' choir plucking at two different points, closer and farther from the nut. The original instrument (on the photo) was made by Johann Joseph Couchet in Antwerpen in 1679. The copy we use was made in 2015 in the workshop of Titus Crijnen in Sabinan, Spain. Click on the photo and find out more about all the sonic possibilities of the instrument. 

Range: GG/BB, AA/C sharp, C, D - d3

2x8', 1x4', Buff stop >

Pitch: 415 Hz

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