The South German baroque instrument is made of walnut and decorated lavishly with ebonized ripple mouldings. It sits on an appropriate stand with a top and bottom frame and twist-turned legs. The action is based on a mechanism that can be found in an original 17th-century instrument made by Martin Kaiser, where the jacks are quarter-circular, providing all the advantages in touch and playability of a harpsichord. The keyboard is covered with ebony or ivory (optional).
The late medieval instrument is modelled on the original in the Royal College of Music, London. It is made of lime, gut strung, and, being a table instrument, it comes without a stand. The keyboard is covered with grained maple and bog oak.
|Clavicytherium based on 17th century South German instruments||8'8'||C/E-c'''|
|Clavicytherium based on an anonymous model about 1480||8'||F,G-a''|