Peter W. Redstone wrote:
>>See my earlier post. As a person who owned both these classics,
>>I can tell you there is no comparison.
>I'm sorry! I didn't mean to be offensive. But the only
>J-C harpsichord I ever saw (almost 30 years ago) was
>pretty bad, especially the keyboard which was
>positively neanderthal, and the sound which was very
>weak and had no discernable character.
No offense taken, Peter. And what you say accurately describes his
earliest efforts, of which my Opus 2 was certainly one. But I was really
referring to his production instruments of which he built quite a number.
(Anyone got data?) These were sturdy, serviceable, functional, audible and
cheap. Not beautiful, but they worked.
>Added to that
>I recently saw a Sabathil single that actually worked
>- and didn't sound all that bad!
Well, that's good news. I think the reason that so many are so down on
Sabathil is the perception that the (old) instruments are not only
misinformed, they are a fraud. I hope that a new generation has seen the
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