A statement from J.S.Bach brought my attention to the clavichord. I have read that among all keyboards it was the clavichord he loved the most and used to play it at night. So I checked about the features and advantages a clavichord has. It is so that it has not only large dynamic capabilities, moreover due to it's construction, it allows for applying pitch changes while pressing the key, so a vibrato through finger pressure is possible. Kind of "aftertouch" some digital keyboards have. So that is an advantage no church organ or other piano or other keyboards have. The drawback is that it is a very, very soft sounding instrument. But that can be an advantage too for practising music what was original designed for clavichord (Bach "piano" works e.g.). And if necessary, it could be amplified via microphone or recorded to normalized output level. Another advantage is that it can be transported in a normal car, since it weights about 30kg and is not large (a square box of about 1.40m long, 0.50m deep). The basic construction is very simple but effective: There is a brass part on the key what not hits the string like a hammer, instead that brass part (tangente) remains on the string(s) and because of that sound changes are possible through applying pressure while holding the key down. From what I heard so far it sounds well to me and I am thinking over buying a clavichord or probably buying a kit to build it on my own (there exist sources for buying kits). Has anyone experiences with clavichords? Or also interested in building an own clavichord?