NEUPERT harpsichord "Bach"

NEUPERT harpsichord 
The NEUPERT "Bach" harpsichord combines different and exciting aspects of the harpsichord's renaissance in the 20th century.

At the time of the conception of this instrument during the 1930s NEUPERT had two points of reference. Firstly, the so called "Bach-Harpsichord" (no. 316 of the Berlin museum), which was presumed originally to have been in the possession of J.S. Bach (and which was, according to our present knowledge, at least in the vicinity of J.S. Bach). Secondly, NEUPERT's design of the "Bach" harpsichord in terms of the construction, acoustics, and basic touch was chosen in accordance with the spirit of the period.

During the following decades the development of the NEUPERT "Bach" harpsichord was continued to maintain pace with the newly-gained knowledge of historical harpsichord building. Today you may encounter a NEUPERT "Bach" harpsichord as a successful instrument in the concert halls of all continents.

However if one prefers to play on a harpsichord made strictly following original period instruments you will find as an alternative "copies" in the NEUPERT range. However, let us remember that the NEUPERT "Bach" harpsichord has gained its own "authenticity" owing to a number of 20th-century compositions dedicated to this type of harpsichord.


Technical details

double manual harpsichord

keyboard compass: F1-g3 (= 5 1/6 octaves)

lower manual: 81', 16', lute to 16' 
upper manual: 4', 82', lute to 82
manual coupler 
5 pedals, 2 hand-stops (for lutes)

length 260 cm (8'7") 
width 105 cm (3'5") 
net weight 170 kg

plastic or wooden jacks, Delrin plectra

optional: nut or usual veneer or painted in the colours of the NEUPERT samples, also with gold-coloured banding

Additional options

  • Benches and covers matching the instrument
  clavecin à deux claviers

étendue de clavier: Fa1-sol3 (= 5 1/6 octaves)

I. clavier: 81', 16', 16'-luth 
II. clavier: 4', 82', 82'-luth 
accouplement, 5 pedals, 2 registres

longueur 260 cm, largeur 105 cm, net 170 kg

2 manuali

estensione della tastíera: 5 1/6 ottave (Fa1 -sol3)

I. manuale: 81', 16', liuto a 16' 
II. manuale: 4', 82', liuto a 82
accopiamento manuale 
5 pedali, 2 tiranti

lunghezza 260 cm, larghezza 105 cm, 
netto 170 kg

2 teclados

extensión del teclado: 5 1/6 octavas (Fa1 -sol3)

I. teclado: 81', 16', laúd a 16' 
II. teclado: 4', 82', laúd a 82
5 pedales, 2 tiradores

largo 260 cm, ancho 105 cm, neto 170 kg