The clavichord, considered by many musicians to be a valid support for keyboard technique, is an instrument of incomparable sensibility. It was very popular in Germany where it was still used beyond the end of 18th century.
The instrument shown here has 22 pairs of strings fretted from Bb.
I also build a pair-fretted clavichord after “C. G. Hubert”; its particular fretting of the notes allows a freer use of the ornamentation.
Length 107 cm
Width 31 cm
Compass: C/E-c3, 45notes (C-d3 on request)
Two strings per note, free in the bass and triple fretted from Bb
Poplar case (walnut on request)
Soundboard of quarter sawn spruce
Keyboards: boxwood naturals and chromatics of stained-fruitwood
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Last changed: June 2013