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CLAVIERS BAROQUES' Bermudo clavichord

Building the Bermudo clavichord...

The inner liner is poplar, a study hardwood. Although it isn't pretty, it is strong and resists twisting. The Bermudo is a monochordium (all strings are the same length), so it doesn't have the same tortional stresses that regular clavichords have.

The bottom is basswood but could be poplar or pine, as this is a monochordium. A regular clavichord has more tendency to twist, and so requires a stronger bottom -- oak, sometimes laminated, is usual on big clavichords.

Inside of case, bass end,  Bermudo Clavichord

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