3720 HCH ~ SOLD ~
Single manual Flemish after a 1638 Ruckers instrument by Jerome Prager, 1983. 8'8' buff stop. GG/BB-d"' with two split sharps. Transposing ( 84" spine x 33" with 6 1/2" octave). Painted soundboard in authentic style. Keyboard of stained bog oak sharps with bone naturals. Cut paper arcades over a red paper background. The instrument sits on a high turned oak stand with keyboard height of 30". Matching bench. Hand screened Flemish papers with lid mottoes. Marbled case exterior in earth tones. The instrument produces a full and reedy Flemish sound and is one of a handful of instruments that Praeger produced in the 80's in the Los Angeles area. All were well documented and beautifully executed instruments. This is a collector's instrument ready for performance again. The correspondence documentation comes along--giving you a clear view of the master artist and client and this wonderful time in early music making!