Hah! If only 50% of existing harpsichord copies were worth playing...
Now I did come a cropper when (1997) I carefully, yes, ever so carefully, copied the register angle on the delin spinet plan. On testing the glued-up register in the case the bass strings ended up outside the spine. I didn't laugh so very much, but made a new register instead. C'est la vie! Still, anyone redoing this instrument will perhaps measure or glue up even ever so more carefully and avoid this particular problem.
Yeah, I should know better, never mention one's 'misÚres' on the H-list..Should I co-co-ri-crow and say it's a great little spinet, still very happy in Annecy?
For francophones there's a do in Lyon le 8 and 9 March about and around the Donzelague in their museum of Fine Arts and Decorative Tissues. I'm hoping for a booze-up! l'Olympique Lyon is playing away so there should be parking...
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