THE PARIS WORKSHOP
Early Keyboard Instruments for professional and amateur builders
Instruments à clavier de facture historique pour facteurs professionnels et amateurs
It was frequently observed in the past that a good clavichordist would make a good harpsichordist, but not necessarily the reverse. The mechanism and historical background of this fascinating instrument are described fully on our general Clavichord page.
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.
Our photo shows the current model in cherry supported by its four, elegant turned legs.
|Range||61 notes: FF–f''', A415, double strung|
|Wood||Case in cherry
Swiss pine soundboard
|Stand||Four turned cherry legs, screwing into the bottom of the case|
|Keyboard||Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone-slipped accidentals and pearwood arcades|
|Dimensions||Length 172cm • Width 54cm • Depth of case 19cm|
|Instructions||Manual in English or French
full size paper drawing
|Level of difficulty||Some Experience|
|Standard version||Version 1, ready for assembly|
|Price||Standard version 1, ready for assembly $8120|
|Australian dollar GST-inclusive prices ex
Peakhurst effective May 1 2018.
GST-exempt prices available for export.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
|From our series of Gerlach construction pictures:
Marking the tool box lid
Sample page from the Gerlach Construction Manual describing this process
|TPW Instrument Gallery|
|The Paris Workshop|
|Building your own harpsichord|
|Harpsichords Australia Home Page|