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Attend a clavichord recital today and you may well hear a copy of this plain-looking instrument. Produced by one of the best-known clavichord makers in 18th century Germany, the instrument’s light and playful sound may be appreciated by players and audiences around the world thanks to its numerous copies.Hubert was one of the finest and most prolific 18th-century German clavichord makers. This is one of his later instruments and has a compact design, is double fretted and used over-wound strings in the bass (requiring thicker tangents for the lowest 11 notes). The panelled case and the lid are made of cherry. Gift of Mrs Douglas Dixon, 1980.