WILLIAM DOWD - PARIS ~ Opus 133 - 1979
For a number of years beginning in the early 70's William Dowd worked closely with Reinhard von Nagel creating what is referred to as the " William Dowd - Paris" instruments and adding the expertise of Dowd, vonNagel, Martin and Germann and the full Paris crew in the mix. This instrument is Opus 133 from that tradition: a beautiful Flemish double 1979 GG/BB -d”’ short octave 8’8’4’ buff (with one split sharp) . The keyboard is of boxwood and ebony with stamped arcades, transposing to 415/440 Wooden jacks with von Nagel tongues and delrin quilling move in leather registers which are accessed thru the cheek in the Flemish style: “A petit revalement “
Case is marbled in red with green/grey banding and trompe l’oeil edge lines. Sheridan Germann traveled to Paris to execute the painted soundboard, and lid with Flemish papers and painted arabesques. The turned stand is in waxed oak. The instrument comes with a padded cover, and full kit. It has been professionally maintained and is available in the Bay Area.
Offered at $22,000