These ‘type 2’ clavichords are Latin-American relatives of a family of clavichords which have straight, uncranked keylevers and equidistant slots in the rack, but are nonetheless fretted. Nine such instruments have been identified from eighteenth-century Europe; at least eight of them originated in Spain. In instruments of this type, the necessary distance between tangents which strike the same course has to be achieved by placing the tangents where necessary towards the extreme edges of the keylevers.

For more information see the following articles:

Beryl Kenyon de Pascual: ‘18th–19th century Spanish Clavichords with Fretting Variants’ in Fundament aller Clavirten Instrumenten – das Clavichord (proceedings of a symposium held in connection with the 26th Early Music Days at Herne, Germany, in 2001), Munich (Katzbichler) 2003, ISBN 3-87397-582-3.
 
Beryl Kenyon de Pascual: ‘Two features of Early Spanish Keyboard Instruments’ in Galpin Society Journal XLIV (1991).
 
Laurence Libin & Sabine K. Klaus: ‘Two Spanish Clavichords in Private U.S. Collections’ in De Clavicordio IV (Proceedings of the International Clavichord Symposium, Magnano, 8–11 September 1999), Musica Antica a Magnano, 2000, ISBN 88-900269-1-X.

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