TPW Unfretted Clavichord after Gerlach

Instrument conceived & designed by Marc Ducornet & Emmanuel Danset
Copyright © 2006 TPW

It was frequently observed in the past that a good clavichordist would make a good harpsichordist, but not necessarily the reverse. The mechanism is very simple: The brass tangents are set in the ends of each key, and strike the pairs of strings as well as determine their speaking length

The imposing Unfretted Clavichord, with its individual pairs of strings for each note, is suitable for much 18th-century music, even including the early piano repertoire up to Beethoven.

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Range 61 notes: FF-f''', A415, double strung
Wood Case in cherry
Swiss pine soundboard
Stand Four turned legs in cherry
Keyboard Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone-slipped accidentals and pearwood arcades
Dimensions Length 173cm ~ Width 55cm ~ Depth of case 18cm
Weight about 30kg
Instructions Manual in English or French
full size paper drawing
Level of difficulty Some Experience
Standard version Version 1, ready for assembly
Specifications subject to change without notice

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From our series of Gerlach construction pictures: Marking the tool box lid

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