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Fretted clavichord
after "German Anonymous, 1700 ca."

The clavichord, considered by many musicians to be a valid support for keyboard technique, is an instrument of incomparable sensibility. It was very popular in Germany where it was still used beyond the end of 18th century.

The instrument shown here has 22 pairs of strings fretted from Bb.

I also build a pair-fretted clavichord after “C. G. Hubert”; its particular fretting of the notes allows a freer use of the ornamentation.


Length 107 cm

Width 31 cm

Compass: C/E-c3, 45notes (C-d3 on request)

Two strings per note, free in the bass and triple fretted from Bb

Poplar case (walnut on request)

Soundboard of quarter sawn spruce

Keyboards: boxwood naturals and chromatics of stained-fruitwood




Fretted Clavichord

Hubert fretted Clavichord

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Augusto Bonza
Antichi Strumenti a Tastiera
Via Kennedy 9 - 20029 Turbigo (MI) - Italy
Tel/Fax +39 0331899251

Last changed: June 2013

Maker and restorer of harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments. Twenty-five years experience of harpsichord making. High quality instruments built according to historical principles.
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