|The early French instruments are in between the
Italian and Flemish in thickness of wood and in design. According to Mersenne,
most of the early instruments were singles and generally disposed 1x8', 1x4',
with a range of G'/B' to c'''. They were often unpainted. |
These instruments, of which few have survived, are important as they along with the Ruckers instruments were used by the early French clavecinists. This is a modern instrument after Mersenne.