What's the difference between piano & harpsichord?
Basically, a piano hits the strings with hammers, and a harpsichord plucks the strings with plectra. The keyboard layout is the same as the piano, but that's pretty much where the similarities stop. Harpsichords are made entirely from wood and come with different specifications, depending on the instrument. Ours is a single manual (keyboard) instrument with 2x8' sets of strings and 1x4'. It also has a device for making it sound like a lute too!