Fretted Clavichord

By Walter Bishop


I love this little instrument so much that I really prefer to rent it than sell it, but we can always make you another! This is what I tuck into the car for trips away. Put it in a travel case and check it on the airplane. Who needs an electronic keyboard?

It is an absolute delight to play and though it has a rich full voice for a clavichord, you never need worry about disturbing anybody outside of your immediate room.

The instrument in the photo was originally a ZHI King of Sweden clavichord kit built by Walter Bishop and recently refurbished and voiced by Anne. If you would like a new clavichord, one can be made in short order.

Fretted Clavichord by Walter Bishop


Range   45 keys, C/E-c'''
Dimensions   length 39 in. (99 cm) ; width 11.5 in. (29 cm); depth of case 4 in. (10 cm)
Weight   20 lbs.
Action   28 pairs of strings, primarily double-fretted, maple naturals, cherry sharps.
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