4½ octave Clavichord by Robert Goble, 1937

We are pleased to offer for sale this lovely clavichord by Robert Goble, dated 1937. This clavichord has a compass of 4 octaves & 7 notes (AA - e3). The case, lid and stand are in beautifully figured walnut, the keyboard is in lime with ebony naturals and ivory-topped sharps, and the cedar soundboard is decorated with a delicate blue border.

Case dimensions: ××mm. Overall height: mm. Tuned to A=440.

Robert Goble was an important figure in the revival of early music, joining Arnold Dolmetsch at his workshop in Haslemere in the early 1920s. Goble began working as an independent maker in the late 1930s and this clavichord from 1937 is one of his earliest instruments. This clavichord was previously in the possession the late Norman Painting O.B.E., who played Phil Archer for 59 years in the BBC′s radio drama ″The Archers″.

This instrument has been fully restored in our workshops and is available to play and inspect by appointment.

Sold in August 2012.