Monday, August 4, 2014

Jacob Kirckman bentside spinet, 1750, for sale.



This instrument had undergone a previous restoration of very poor quality. The keyframe cloth was replaced with the wrong type of cloth, as were the keylever jack cushions, and it was strung in steel. Additionally, the soundboard appears to have been re-coated with a heavy varnish. Fortunately, most of its original components were present and intact, and the previous work done to it was easily corrected.
The action cloth was replaced with Graham Walker wool, it has been restrung in an historically accurate scale with Malcolm Rose English brass & iron, and has been quilled in Canadian goose.
It is in excellent playing condition, and holds its tune quite well.
Offered for sale. Please contact me at DBMunschy@yahoo.com for inquiries and details.