This item cannot be shipped. It is currently located at a private home in Olney, MD, and is available to be viewed and/or picked up after purchasing by appointment only. Please contact us with inquiries or to make an appointment. Delivery in the general MD/DC/Northern VA areas may also be available, please contact us for rates.
This harpsichord was acquired by HMT as part of a large estate collection from a local music teacher who specialized in Renaissance and Baroque music. As far as we know, it's a one-owner instrument, and some original service records are included. It was made by Eric Herz in Boston, MA, in 1967. Herz came to the US in 1952 and worked for Baldwin pianos, then later with Hubbard & Dowd. He started building under his own name in 1956, and built 456 harpsichord before retiring in 1995.
This is a 57-key Single harpsichord. We believe it may be a Model S German, but can't verify 100%. It is equipped with a buff stop and a coupler for its two 8-string ranks currently tuned to 440 equal temperament. There is a tuning key, screwdriver for adjustments, 3 propsticks, and a bench included with this instrument.
There is a pickup that is connected to the soundboard through a 1/8" cable jack, with an 1/8" - 1/4" cable adapter attached to it. We have not yet been able to test the pickup and at this time cannot verify its working condition.
-Voiced, aligned, and adjusted plectrums
-Realigned front rail pins
-Replaced high E string
-Adjusted front rail bushings