I have a particular affinity with the single-strung instrument - piano and clavichord. My objective, to achieve a long sustaining sound across the whole compass of the keyboard makes my instruments particularly suitable for contrapuntal music. The keyboard has a purity of sound not obtainable with the double-strung instrument. My single-strung clavichords and pianos are as loud as their double-strung counterparts and are more sensitive to the pressure of playing.
Both the double and single strung clavichords that I make have the Bach compass. They are based on a baroque instrument typical of about 1720. Whereas the scaling and mechanical specifications conform to the historic instrument, I like to retain an individual style in the case work. Some are painted, while others may rely on figured timbers for their decorative effect.