ARIATA                             


Clavier: Double, with 2 x 8 & 1 x 4 pieds
Compass :  FF - f"'  61 notes  + 415 / 440
Dimensions : Longueur : 234 cm
Width : 94 cm
Height : 24 cm
Wooden Vogel Jacks
Leather covered guides.

Parchment rose, painted flower garland

1 underway, ready for a private customer soon!



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The double seen here and on our home page is now in Germany and was played  by  Angelika  Tasler  at  'Les Monts de la Madeleine' Festival   in 2008 & 2009.



        STORIA   :    The 1738 Vater.



Replacing feather plectra on a original harpsichord by Antoine Vater (1738). This work was done in preparation for a recording done by Brigitte Tramier of works by Jacques Duphly, a CD that won a number of 'Diapasons d'Or'. Duphly was a friend of Vater, as testified by the piece 'La de Vatre' dans le 2° livre. The instrument was kindly lent by Michael Thomas. During its revisions I took as many measurements as possible and made a copy, now in Spain





The Copy.