Finished & kit RWC Triple Fretted Clavichord
The same instruments are offered in kit form for home assembly.
In addition, you will find a lid a stand and a
soundboard painting set specially designed for it.
The price includes the license to build one
instrument for private use.
A fully dimensioned plan and instruction manual
take the builder through the construction of the instrument in a clear and
concise manner, with 'step by step' photographs further illustrating each
All the kits Include free access to our customer
'Helpline' should you need any advice on construction, setting-up or
The Double Fretted Clavichord
is the easiest of all our keyboard kits to build. Only traditional materials
are used for this remarkable kit. All parts have been accurately machined
from selected timbers ready for final assembly. Mahogany for the casework,
Colombian pine for the baseboard, Swiss pine for the soundboard, beech for
the framework and planked lime for the keyboard. Brass strings are used
throughout with a wound copper bottom octave, all struck by solid brass
tangents. Tuning the instrument to a=440 and setting the 1/6 comma
temperament (one of the most suitable for the music of Bach) are described
in a most complete instruction manual written by the late John Barnes.
Designed as a table top instrument the lid, carrying case and stand can be
added later. If everything is ordered together there can be a significant
saving in shipping costs.
The Panelled Lid kit is an
optional extra where the parts are machined completely from solid timber
with the panels themselves constructed in the traditional way to allow for
the natural expansion and contraction of timber.
The Straight Stand kit is made from timber to
match the clavichord. Machined to a high standard the stand is simple to
assemble whilst its innovative design allows it to be flat-packed for ease
The Soundboard Painting set has been specially
designed for this instrument.
The Triple Fretted Clavichord kit
is intended for regular kit builders. The part preparation has been kept to
a minimum with all the timber cut to width and thickness only. The
constructional information taken from a 1:1 scale drawing rather than an
instruction manual and it is assumed that the builder has a good selection
of hand tools, access to a small bandsaw and a degree of skill in the
reading of the recommended bibliography. All the necessary hardware,
stringing, tangents, balance pins, etc is provided. A series photographs
showing close up details of a finished instrument completes the kit.
A simple hard carrying case is
available as optional extras for safe transportation and
there can be a considerable saving in shipping costs if the case is ordered
with the kit as everything can be packed into the case and sent in only one