NEUPERT spinet after J. H. Silbermann "standard version"
after J.H. Silbermann
- standard version -
|Ever since NEUPERT has offered a copy of a bentside spinet by Johann Heinrich Silbermann, Strasbourg 1767, there has been an undiminished interest in this five-octave instrument with its well-rounded sonority.
Although customers value the design of this copy, also as a piece of Baroque/Roccoco furniture, which carefully follows the original, NEUPERT was repeatedly asked to make this spinet in a lower-priced version without changing its tonal qualities.
The result of this suggestion is the "Standard" version of this well-proven spinet.
NEUPERT explains in the following ten points how the "Standard" model was designed and which features were retained:
Measurements of the case: no change
Dimensions of the string lengths, bridges: no change
Soundboard: removal of the rose (which has no acoustical function)
Jacks: no change
Keyboard: no change
Lute: no change
Legs: tapered legs instead of carved legs in Baroque style
Lid: flat lid instead of panelled lid
Hinges: from solid brass in a simple shape instead of hinges formed like a stylised lily
Veneer: oak, natural or stained, or painted in a selection from the NEUPERTsamples with gold-coloured bands instead of a veneer in French walnut