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Sizes and other data

Length Width Height (excluding stand) Compass Notes (No.) Stops Historical basis
French Double 7' 6" (2.31m) 3' 2" (0.975m) 11" (0.296m) FF-g3 (low pitch) or
f#3 (modern pitch)
63 2 x 8'+ 4'
and buff
Taskin
Italian
Harpsichord
6' 7" (2.0m) 2' 11" (0.9m) 8" (0.2m) AA-f3 low pitch or
AA-e3 modern pitch
57 2 x 8 ft. poss. buff Italian harpsichords
generally
Flemish
Virginal
5' 5" (1.65m) 1' 7"(0.49m) 9" (0.24m) C-c3 short 8ve 45   Ruckers
English Virginal 5' 5"(1.66m) 1' 8"(0.52m) 9"(0.24m) C-c3 chromatic 49   Thomas White
(V&A) 1642
Spinet 6' 3" (1.9m) 2' 7"(0.79m) 9" (0.23m) FF-f3 > chr. (dummy FF#) 60 poss. buff Van Kamp
London 1762
Cut Down Spinet 5' 2" (1.57m) 2' 6" (0.76m) 9" (0.23m) AA-f3 57    
Drop-leaf Spinet 4' 0" 2' 2"
(in playing position)
8" (0.2m) BB-d3 52    
17th Century Clavichord 3' 4" (1.03m) 1' 1" (0.33m) 4" (0.11m) C-c3 short 8ve. 45   Anon. Germany
18th Century Clavichord 4' 1" (1.25m) 1' 2" (0.37m) 5"(0.13m) C-f3 chromatic 54

 

Late German

ESTIMATED BUILDING TIMES (minimum)

Spinet or Italian Harpsichord - 125-175 hours
English Virginal (standard) - 100-120 hours
Flemish Virginal - 80-100 hours
French Double - from 200-250 hours