The original, 14-19th century harpsichords were primarily constructed of wood. This unique, modern version, with its aluminum frame and brass bridges, produces a brighter sound and stays in tune longer.
Harpsichord strings are plucked by a small quill, called the plectrum. When the key is released, the vibration/sound is stopped by a piece of felt. Unlike a piano, the notes sound at the same volume however lightly or heavily the key is pressed.
Donated by Thomas Mairs, 2015
Cast Aluminum plated
5 tirasse pedals
Half hitch pedal
Brown finished wood case on fixed stand