|Buying a harpsichord or other early keyboard instrument is a very
personal event. You are going to invest a large amount of money for an item that should
bring you a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction for many years to come. You deserve to
have the best.
As makers of very high quality instruments, we
offer you our expertise in all aspects of early keyboards to help you with your decisions.
Your complete satisfaction is the goal of every member of our company.
We offer a full line of custom instruments based on
originals produced in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. We also offer a number of these
instruments in kit form for those who enjoy the indescribable adventure of recreating an
instrument of the past. All of our instruments are prepared to exacting standards using
only the finest materials and workmanship. They are faithful to their antique
predecessors, but we occasionally have introduced modifications, much as the original
makers continually worked to improve their designs. All modifications are undertaken with
great respect for the ideas and perceived intentions of the makers of the past and are
adopted only after years of experimenting and testing. Be assured that if it
appears on a Hubbard, it's there for a good reason.
While custom instruments are based both musically and
structurally on antique originals, there nevertheless remain many optional treatments that
can be made to suit the instruments to the taste of the buyer. For example, cases can be
finished in a variety of woods or painted in a wide selection of colors. Soundboards and
lids can be plain, decorated in the manner of the original instruments, or created with
original designs by our artists. Several different types of stands are available which can
dramatically change the appearance of the instrument. Benches are available to complement
each type of stand.
choice of instrument, know that we will enjoy working with you to attempt to satisfy your
every need. Early keyboard instruments are our life. We've been doing them for 50 years,
day in and day out, under the same family ownership. Hyperbole is not in our vocabulary.
We don't rave about being the biggest company with the best this and the most wonderful
that. Rather, as we have with our own children, we bring forth our instruments in such a
manner that when they are finished, they speak for themselves.That
is how we derive our satisfaction.
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