Christian Gottlob HubertAfter Christian Gottlob Hubert 1784, Russell Collection, Edinburgh. Fromtheeighteeninstrumentsbythismakerthathavesurvivedthe clavichordatEdinburghisthemostcompactinsizebeingonly 1280mmlong.Liketheoriginalithasgoodvolumeandaresponsive action. A compact and sonorous clavichord.Specification:Compass:C–f‘’’.Frettedfromf'-e"'withalla’s&d’sfree.Overwound strings in the bass.Dimensions: Approximate excluding lid & base mouldings: Length: 1280mm, Width: 350mm, Height: 115mm.Weight: Approx. 35 Kg.
ClavichordsfromSpainandPortugalarequiterare,numberingunder30intotal. Thisinstrumentisoneofthreethataresosimilarinsizeanddetailitisthought theymayhavecomefromthesameworkshop.Itisafrettedclavichordand unlike other traditions it is the b’s and e’s that are left unfretted.Twined strings are used in the bass.
Iberian Clavichord Anon.After 18th century Anon. c.1750-75
Johan BohakAfter Johann Bohak, Vienna 1794. Royal College of Music, London. RCM 177.Only one clavichord is known by this maker however two square pianos by him are extant. Theinstrument,saidtohaveoncebeenthepropertyofJosephHaydn,isunusualinthatalthoughhavinga fullfiveoctavecompasshasanoveralllengthofonly1458mm.Thisisabout300mmshorterthanan averagefiveoctaveinstrument.Thecaseisfinebutrobustlymadeandhastheuniquefeatureofanoriginal laminated soundboard made from two thin layers of veneer.
Specification:Compass:FF–f‘’’unfretted.Overwound strings in the bass.Dimensions:Approximateexcludinglid&base mouldings:Length:1458mm,Width:475mm,Depth: 165mm.Weight:Approx. 43Kg.
Specification:Compass:C – e’’’ Twined strings from C - eb Dimensions:Approximate excluding lid & base mouldingsLength: 1130mm, Width: 344mm,Depth: 110mm