Italienisches Cembalo

Italian Harpsichord Giusti

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Italienisches Cembalo

Italienisches Cembalo

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My Italian harpsichord is inspired by two instruments by Giovanni Battista Giusti (Lucca, 1681), which are still preserved for us in museums in Nuremberg and Berlin.

The classically Italian timbre, lively and singing, is however not excessively dry, making the instrument appropriate for various repertoires.
The extension of its range to five octaves makes it suitable for the study of the entire harpsichord repertoire.

It finds its ideal employment in concerted music, whether vocal or instrumental, and is able to provide excellent support even to a large orchestral group.

  • Original: Giovanni Battista Giusti, Lucca 1681
  • Dimensions: cm 220 x 95 x 20 (FF-f3) – cm 200 x 87 x 20 (C-f3)
  • Compass: FF-f3 (61 notes) ; C-c3 (54 notes); another compass on demand
  • Disposition: one keyboard, 8′ 8′, Lute
  • Pitch: a = 415 Hz, transposable +/- one semitone (440/392 Hz)
  • Materials: case in lime (inner wooden decoration in lime, on demand in cypress), bottom and soundboard in spruce (from Val di Fiemme), keyboard in spruce covered with boxwood and ebony, registers and bridges in beech, jacks in service
  • Decoration: painted case and gilded mouldings, inner case natural wood, parchment rose on the soundboard
  • Stand with four turned legs, varnished wood (on demand lacked and gilded)



Extra lenght cm 270
Two colors painting
Inner wooden decoration in cypress
Oil painting inside the lid
Flower or geometric decoration on the case
Stand with three legs in the italian traditional style
Bench with adjustable height, standard or in style
Transport cover


Listen to this instrument:


videoG. Frescobaldi, La Bergamasca
William Horn

William Horn

videoG. Strozzi, Toccata Secomda
Marco Bisceglie

PlayA. Vivaldi, Sonate for Cello e b.c.
Anner Bylsma