Harpsichord, Clavichord - CLAVICHORD 53 K I T from GERMANY

Harpsichord, Clavichord listing typeFor Sale
Instrument number33986
Harpsichord, Clavichord listedbefore 2020
Price (US Dollars)$2950

Description: Harpsichord, Clavichord - CLAVICHORD 53 K I T from GERMANY

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The double fretted clavichord closely follows an anonymous instrument dated 1740 in the Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands.

Compact and portable it has a compass of C - e3 being enough for J.S.Bach's keyboard music and much else. It is also double fretted, which interferes little with playing as no more than two adjacent notes share the same strings.

A double fretted instrument requires fewer strings for the same number of notes making tuning easier and reducing downward pressure on the bridge.

Combined with the light, positive keyboard action the result is an instrument which produces a clear tone capable of a wide dynamic range. Solid brass tangents act on brass strings and the instrument can be tuned to either a=415 or a=440.

A cassette recording of music by Bach, Haydn, Howells and Bartok played on this clavichord by John Cramer is available on request.

Disposition: Double fretted 8'

Compass:4 1/2 octave C - e3 53 Notes

Timber parts: Mitred alder (or other as an option) casework parts and mouldings, soundboard (spruce) sanded to thickness, solid pine baseboard, keybed, lime key shafts, sycamore naturals and fruitwood sharps.

Hardware parts : Solid brass tangents, tuning pins, balance pins,hitch pins, bridge and nut pins, plain brass stringing and tuning lever.
Size: 115cm long, 36cm wide, 11cm deep. Weight: 12 kg

As an alternative to the finished instrument why not build a Clavichord from one of our kits and enjoy yourself whilst saving money.

Available at additional costs on request :

Clavichord - Panelled lid kit
The panelled lid parts are machined completely from solid alder with the panels themselves constructed in the traditional way to allow for the natural expansion and contraction of timber.

Clavichord - Straight stand kit
The straight stand kit is made from solid alder to match the clavichord.

Suited case
Black leather imitation, inside padded

A detailed instruction manual in English language is supplied with the kit.

Time of construction : approximately 60 hours
Degree of difficulty : moderate

Delivery time : 1 month up to 3 months

Clavichord - Double fretted as a kit from GERMANY

Please note : Auction price does not include any national taxes (V.A.T.) or customs duties.

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