The 1769 double manual as found in the Russell (University of Edinburgh) collection is one, if not the most copied individual instruments by harpsichord makers all over the world. This could be due to its light and accurate action and rich, distinctive sound. It is also suitable for a wide repertoire thanks to its large compass and particularly suitable for playing the music of the French masters, (Couperin, Rameau, Balbastre etc.). In building this instrument we leave the basic characteristics unaltered but have developed a new stringing schedule that gives the instrument a round light and sweet sound and avoids as much as possible those bright overtones that are (albeit erroniously) associated with French harpsichords. We also build other instruments after Taskin, the Goermans/Taskin 1764/1784 double ravalement for instance, one of the least copied but often re-realised instruments because of its unusual complexity as an altered instrument. It is one of the most beautiful instruments in existance.