Unfretted clavichord after Philipp Jacob Specken 1743, Stockholm, Musikmuseet Stockholm. This large unfretted clavichord made by Philip Jacob Specken is emblematic of the Swedish clavichords from the middle of the 18th century: the direction of the soundboard grain is oblique to the case, the bridge has a very long rectilinear section in the medium etc. This instrument is suitable for most of the keyboard music composed during the 18th century, up to and including many works of J. Haydn or C. Ph. E. Bach. The tone is cozy, very round and reminds one of the sounds of the pianoforte.
C-d3, 51 notes, outer dimensions 148 x 45 x 15 cm, case in wild cherry or maple, wrestplank in oak, bridge in beech, keyboard in lime with boxwood plates and ebony or bog oak sharps.