The Complete List/ Pedal Harpsichords

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The Complete List/ Clavichords



#4088 IL
Zuckermann unfretted clavichord, 54 notes. Completely refurbished by Edward Kottick. Plays perfectly, remaining in a temperature and humidity controlled environment. Comes with four legs (not pictured and never attached) ,the table top design makes this a very portable instrument, ideal for student use.  $1,200 OBO. 


#4067 NH
Wittmayer clavichord, “Salzburg” , CC - f ’’’, double strung. (49 1/2” x 16 1/2”) The instrument is in NH. $2,000.


#4046 TX
Zuckermann King of Sweden Fretted Clavichord. This is a newly built instrument, perfect condition. 45 notes, C/E - c’’’, with two strings per note, short bass octave. It has a cherry case with boxwood naturals and rosewood sharps. There is a matching stand also of cherry with turned legs. Located in Texas. $3,500.


#4005 HCH

Double fretted clavichordby Carl Fudge, C/E - c’’’, bass short octave, at A392, case in cherry. Includes padded, zippered case with carry handles. $3,500.


#3539 HCH
Zuckermann King of Sweden clavichord
, triple-fretted : 45 notes, C/E-c’’’, short octave in bass.   Boxwood naturals and rosewood sharps. Solid mahogany case with a matching mahogany cabriole-leg stand, and a lined carrying case for easy transport.  Pretty moldings and paneled lid. Makes a small but very musical sound.  Excellent condition.
$4,500, $3,500.


#4074 HCH

Zuckermann King of Sweden clavichord, by Edward Kottick, 1980. triple-fretted 45 notes, C/E-c’’’, at 465 Hz, short octave in bass. Boxwood naturals and rosewood sharps, painted soundboard, solid mahogany case with a matching mahogany cabriole-leg stand, a lined hard carrying case for easy transport and padded cover. (39 3/4” x 12” x 4 1/2”, 6 3/8” octave) $4,500.


#4000 NH
Clavichord, by Joel R. van Lennep, 1972, after typical 16th century instruments by Pisaurensis. C/E short octave. Twenty two pairs of strings for forty five keys; lowest octave unfretted; next octave one and two keys per string pair; highest octaves, two, three and four keys per string pair. (42” x 15”, 15lbs) The instrument is in NH. $5,500.


#4053 HCH
Clavichord by John Challis, 1948, Opus 65. Range AA - f''' unfretted; aluminum frame; beautiful mahogany case with turned leg stand; Latin motto: “music - the companion of joy, remedy for sorrow”, decorative brass hardware, unusual rose with square design; ebony covered naturals with wood sharps;   This instrument is a piece of instrument making history by the dean of harpsichord makers, John Challis. Originally with wooden soundboard, this instrument was upgraded in the 1960's by the Challis shop to his signature aluminum soundboard, resulting in extreme tuning stability and no loss of tone.  These clavichords sound beautiful, have wonderful responsive actions, and stay in tune almost indefinitely. (58” x 16” x 6”, 6 1/4” octave) Ralph Kirkpatrick borrowed a similar clavichord from Challis during the 1940's. $6,500.00  


#3999 AL
Double-fretted clavichord by Dan Rembold, completed September 2017, opus 7, after example by G. Rosenau, 1766 in the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts. 53 notes C - e''', tuned in Werkmeister III at A=415 or can be tuned to A=440. Fretting can be adjusted to a different temperament upon request. Sapele hand-filled finish, ebony naturals with bone-topped sharps. Double-strung in yellow brass and iron wire. Dimensions: 48-7/8” x 14-3/8” x 5-1/8”. Eighteenth-century style stand with fluted and tapered legs included.  The instrument is in AL. $7,500 $6,500.


#3983 WI
Clavichord by Hugh Gough, 1979, FF - f’’’, 61 notes, unfretted, boxwood naturals, ebony sharps, mahogany case, turned legs. The instrument is in WI. $6,500.


#3945 CO
Clavichord by John Shortridge, 1970. Double fretted C-f"' with 4' strings from C-G. An exquisite copy of an anonymous circa 1700 German double fretted clavichord. The original instrument is housed in the Smithsonian, and the maker, the late John Shortridge was a curator there. This is an extraordinary instrument in both sight and sound, is museum quality and is a rare treasure. The instrument is in CO. $6,500. 


#3951 GER
Clavichord, copy of 17th and 18th century German instrument, by Carl Fudge (US) 1986, E – c’’’ (may be tuned C/E - c’’’ short octave), double fretted, custom-built, natural cherry finish, hand carved keys, lined cover. The instrument is in Germany. € 7,000


#4003 HCH Sold
Clavichord by Anne Acker, 2013, Paris Workshop design after Hubert. C - d’’’, 51 notes, Tuning is 1/6 comma meantone , currently at  A389, double strung. Case in cherry, Swiss pine soundboard, boxwood naturals and fruitwood accidentals. (length 51"; width 14"; depth of case 5”, weight 39 lbs. ,6 1/4” octave) Includes padded cover. $8,000.
Ed: this instrument has really fine case resonance and a mellow, full timbre...quite a pleasure to play. gng


#3931 HCH
- Sale Pending
Keith Hill clavichord, opus 273, 1992. GG - f’’’, 59 notes, double fretted @ A415. Keyboard of boxwood with ebony capped sharps. Lovely double fretted instrument with painted case in two colors; exterior wine, interior green with gold roping painted in, Flemish papers around soundboard. (54” x 15”, 6 1/4” octave) $8,900.


#3972 HCH
Clavichord by Tyre and Goudzwaard, 1995, opus 85. Ff - f’’’, 61 notes, keys of bone with carved arcades, cherry case, turned fluted legs. (60 1/2" x 20", 6 1/4" octave) $12,500. ~ Ed: this instrument was owned by Gavin Black and is meticulously crafted--certainly one of the finest unfretted instruments to grace our gallery. gng