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Kits from -- fine harpsichords you build yourself

Information: The full line of Paris Workshop Instrument kits is available in various stages of construction, from "flat" (just the parts and instructions) to finished (sit down and play it), with or without decoration. These "kits" are world famous. They range from easy to professional. Very little cutting or shaping is required - only simple tools are needed. You can build one, lots of people aready have, and we'll be glad to help. Check out the FAQ to find out more about ordering and building a harpsichord from a kit. Don't have the time or the space? We would be happy to build the kit of your choice for you here in our shop. Because so many of you have asked us 'when can I have it?' we are listing stock positions and expected ship dates for all models. Our information is current from The Paris Workshop as of November 2, 2003.

  In stock?
Est. ship date
French double, Hemsch school, 18th century
no
April 2004
French single, "le junior", Denis school
YES
2-3 weeks
Ruckers double, Flemish
no
mid-January 2004
Ruckers single, Flemish
no
mid-January 2004
Spinet, Delin school
no
March 2004
Italian single, Neapolitan, 49 notes (chromatic)
YES
2-3 weeks
Double-fretted clavichord, Hubert school
no
February 2004

optional stand for above

no
may be ordered
Unfretted clavichord, Gerlach school
no
February 2004
Italian virginal
YES*
2-3 weeks
• Italian harpsichord, Grimaldi school (recommended for professionals)
no
may be ordered
Forte-piano after Stein circa 1790 (professional)
YES*
2-3 weeks


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[above] A Paris Workshop French Single harpsichord we built in 2001 for a client in New Jersey
[below] Building a harpsichord can be a family project. Annie B. of Montreal and her father built Annie's Flemish single from a Version 1 kit in about 9 months, including full Flemish decoration and soundboard painting. See the photo-documentary she made.
-- updated November 7, 2003
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