My five octave clavichord features an expanded range and an
exquisite touch and tone.
soundboard design coupled with superior materials and
workmanship make for an instrument of unparalleled sound and
clavichord is unfretted and double strung throughout using
Malcom Rose brass music wire and wound bass strings by
Tim Hamilton. Rare Birdseye Cherry veneers and Ebony accents
set this instrument apart from the ordinary.
instrument is built to order and can be made to reflect the
players needs. This is just one of several clavichords I would be happy to build for you.
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fine clavichords we offer.
I have recently acquired a quantity of
beautiful and rare veneers. I have yet to take stock of the
entire lot but there are extraordinary examples of Walnut,
Quilted Maple, Satinwood, Rosewood and Mahogany. This represents
a unique opportunity to commission an instrument built with
materials never to be seen again as some of this veneer is said
to be fifty years old and is perhaps considerably older than
This vanishing resource was harvested well
before my involvement as a builder. Although I lament the loss of
so much natural beauty, I intend to create with reverence and
respect the most vibrant sounding and strikingly beautiful
instruments as a fitting tribute.
While many historic and traditional designs
incorporate these woods I encourage those interested to envision
a modern approach as well. The modern clavichord is well suited
to being the centerpiece in your home. Most people are
immediately drawn to the clavichord at first site by its simple
splendor and unique character. Then, having had the opportunity
to play one, they are forever entangled.
The challenge and
reward one receives from playing and studying the clavichord are
enormous. The benefits are undeniable and will easily be
recognized as your technique on all other keyboards will be greatly