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Gerlach clavichord 39K jpeg

The Unfretted Clavichord after Gerlach

61 notes: FF–f''', A415, double strung
Case in cherry
Frame & floating panel lid
Swiss pine soundboard
Four turned cherry legs, screwing into the bottom of the case
Reverse keyboard with ebony naturals, bone-slipped accidentals and pearwood arcades
Strung in Malcolm Rose Yellow Brass
Overspun bass strings
Cast brass hinges

CAREY BEEBE • MMVII

Private ownership, Hong Kong

 

Gerlach clavichord key carving 19K jpeg Gerlach clavichord key carving 22K jpeg
Keycarving detail (rear of keylevers) Keycarving detail (Balance point)

Gerlach clavichord strung 41K jpeg
Instrument ready for action

Gerlach clavichord strings 46K jpeg
Bass stringing detail showing secure loops

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