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The Double Fretted Clavichord Kit


Designed by David Jacques Way and Marc Ducornet after Hubert

"The clavichord is undoubtedly the most expressive of early keyboard instruments. The mechanism is very simple: when you press a key the brass tangent fixed at the other end functions as a fret and excites the string. As the finger has a direct mechanical connection with the string, simple pressure on the key can produce vibrato (commonly referred to by the German term Bebung). When the finger is lifted from the key, the vibrations travel along the strings and are damped promptly by the listing cloth.

The dynamic range is large, but at a very low level, so the clavichord is too soft to accompany other instruments. With 51 notes from C to d''', this instrument is well-suited for beginning kit builders. It has an American cherry case and spruce soundboard." -- Marc Ducornet.

The Paris Workshop's IClavichord Kit after Hubert


Range  51 notes: C-d3, A415 or A440, double-strung
Dimensions  length 50"; width 13.98"; depth of case 4.33" 
Weight  about 39 lbs 
Action  boxwood naturals, fruitwood sharps
Wood  case in American cherry; spruce soundboard
Instructions  manual in English with photographs; full-size paper drawing 
Level of difficulty Beginner  

Standard Stage: Stage 1, ready to assemble.
$ 2,808.94 CAD*
 $ 2,096.43 USD*
1 829,17 €

Options available:

Stage 3, soundboard installed
$ 6,630.45 CAD*
$ 4,948.57 USD*
4 317,71 €
Reverse keyboard with arcades
please ask
please ask
Wild cherry stand, ready to assemble
$ 922.98 CAD*
$688.86 USD*
601,04 €

* Prices are listed in Euros as of Jan 01 2003. Canadian and US dollar prices are calculated using exchange rates on November 2, 2003. Air freight to a major airport and customs clearance is included; local delivery from a major airport and any applicable taxes, duties, etc. are EXTRA. These kits come from France and exchange rates change all the time, so we suggest you contact us to confirm prices or check rates using The Universal Currency Converter.

-- updated November 6, 2003






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