Well, THAT was slightly misleading. I'm slowly going through my bucket list, and I've hit an item that will be difficult: an harpsichord. I don't play, well, not well. I know the oeuvre for the instrument pretty well, and I'd love to be able to knock off a couple of hundred Scarlatti sonatas, or any of Soler's stuff. I hope someone in here has some advice for me, other than "DON'T!". The resurgence of harpsichord making and playing had a grand base here in Greater Boston. I know Carl Fudge's wife (and met him a couple) and I think I met Dowd once. Not sure on that. Any suggestions are appreciated. I think I'd be looking for a relatively plain double-manual, Dowd preferred (or which tehre seem to be a glut on the market at teh moment). Thanks! Ref: http://www.harpsichord.com/List/list_frmset.html It's in my neighborhood.