Double- and triple-fretted clavichord after the original of Israel Gellinger, Frankfurt 1670, Museum de Groesbeeck-de Croix, Namur, Belgium
The clavichord " Israel Gellinger 1670 " presents an excellent balance between a rather clear tone and limited dimensions. This clavichord is fretted from the second octave. The first octave is complete, except C#. The instrument is a faithful reconstruction of the clavichord signed in 1670 by Israel Gellinger, organist and maker of musical instruments in Frankfurt. This beautiful instrument, kept at the Museum de Groesbeeck-in Croix in Namur, Belgium, is an important witness of keyboard instruments make in Germany in the middle of the 17th century.