Monday, June 18, 2012

Colmar Ruckers

This instrument, which recently underwent a complete restoration in my workshop, was built by the late, great Earl Russell, one of his last instruments. It is one of the most beautiful sounding harpsichords on which I have ever had the privilege to work.
R.I.P., Earl.
Wish I could have known you.

Broadwood Square

Pictured is a Broadwood square grand, maker's number 36022, built circa 1826.
The instrument was restored a few years ago, and the quality of the work was quite good.
Unfortunately, the right side of the case could no longer withstand the enormous tension of the hitchpin rail, and has failed spectacularly.
Stay tuned.
 (Click on images to enlarge.)