Scientific Reconstruction of a south German Grand ascr. to Franz Jacob Späth, c1770

simple action without escapement

Süddeutsch (Franz Jacob Späth, ca. 1770), Originalinstrument/south German (F. J. Spaeth c1770), original instrument 
Süddeutsch (Franz Jacob Späth, ca. 1770), Originalinstrument/south German (F. J. Spaeth c1770), original instrument
Süddeutsch (Franz Jacob Späth, ca. 1770), Befundgeführte Rekonstruktion/Our reconstruction based on our documentation 
Süddeutsch (Franz Jacob Späth, ca. 1770), Befundgeführte Rekonstruktion/Our reconstruction based on our documentation

The instrument found in Tannheim (Tyrol) in 2011 was heavily worn and damaged by previous storage in a shed and some DIY repair attempts. It was documented in photographs and CAD drawings unaltered in our institute.

The instrument when it was found in 2011 ph.: Franz Körndle
The instrument when it was found in 2011
ph.: Franz Körndle
ph.: Franz Körndle
ph.: Franz Körndle
 

 Based on these data this instrument of great importance for 18th c. piano history was reconstructed in playable condition, without any interfering with the original instrument. This reconstruction was made by our "Spath team" (Magdalena Balk, Marlis Dörhöfer, Helmut Balk) within 24 months and gave a multitude of new organological informations.

...more about the original instrument

... more about the "spättische Clavier"

Innenaufbau/internal structure 
Innenaufbau/internal structure
Klaviatur und Vorsatzbrett/Keyboard and front 
Klaviatur und Vorsatzbrett/Keyboard and front
Nussbaum-Furnier/Walnut veneer 
Nussbaum-Furnier/Walnut veneer
Hämmerchen/Hammers 
Hämmerchen/Hammers
 
 
 
 

Details of our replica

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