Zuckermann unfretted clavichord. Double strung, Mahogany case, built from a kit in 1999.
Tuned at A 415. This is my favorite instrument for Bach, Mozart, and even some early Beethoven. Very low maintenance, tune once or twice a year. It just works.
This harpsichord is a Sperrhake double, built in Passau Germany (c. 1970). The disposition is 8', 8', 4', and two buff stops. At this point, the 4' has been de-strung, as a measure to ease tension on the pinblock, which has slightly shifted toward the soundboard. Still a joy to play, and I have no plans to rebuild this any time soon. Perhaps a project for retirement.
This was built by Joseph Chapline in 1968. He built it from odds and ends as a rental, and at one time, it was used for concerts at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School. Some of you may recognize this, as it sat for years in a hallway at Irvine Auditorium at Penn University in Philadelphia. It was hit by a broken steam line, then it was dropped from a loading dock, and finally came to rest in a rat infested barn in New Jersey. The last time I actually played it was in the late 1980's, in a home in West Philadelphia. Even back then, it was in need of major repairs. Eventually it found its' way to my studio, where it sat undisturbed for 15 years. Over the last 5 years, I have slowly rebuilt everything, all that remains is the connection of the tubes to the facade pipes.
This was made by the Weaver piano and organ company in York PA. Under the ugly yellow antique paint was a walnut case. What was I to do? I took it home, and cleaned it up.
This is a copy of a medieval hurdy gurdy. Not sure how to play it yet. Plenty of time to learn when I retire.