Clavichord


Unknown maker

Style: clavichord
Inv.no.: N264785
Compass: C/Eā€”c3
Dimensions: 1095 x 326 x 110

This clavichord was restored by Mats Arvidsson in 1969. The original straight bass end was replaced by a new curved end at the restoration.

If tangents are adjusted for a tuning in quarter-comma meantone they are close to vertical. This makes it probable that this was the tuning intended by the maker.

For a discussion of this choice see Clavichord International Vol.10 No.1 May 2006, pp. 17-20: HansErik Svensson, Comments on the tuning of some fretted clavichords in the Stockholm Music Museum.

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