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Diane Hubbard

Diane Hubbard, President of Hubbard HarpsichordsWe are honored that Eric has chosen Hubbard to carry on his fine tradition of instrument making. Herz and Hubbard go back a very long way. It was more than 40 years ago that Frank Hubbard, William Dowd and Eric Herz huddled around the pot bellied stove in the original Tremont Street (Boston) shop trying to keep warm and build harpsichords.

These were the pioneers of the revival of early keyboards in the 20th century. Each eventually went his own way, continuing as friendly competitors and sending beautifully crafted instruments all over the world. The pride of ownership of a Hubbard, Herz or a Dowd is their legacy.

Frank Hubbard died in 1976, leaving the Technical Direction of Hubbard Harpsichords to Hendrik Broekman who had apprenticed with Eric and later came to work for Hubbard. William Dowd retired some time ago, leaving the care of existing Dowd instruments in the hands of Tom and Barbara Wolf, former Herz and Hubbard apprentices. Now, with Eric's retirement, we come full circle; it is in a sense Hubbard and Herz again as we carry on Eric's fine tradition under the technical direction of Broekman.

We wish Eric a well-deserved full and healthy retirement and much enjoyment with family and friends and we pledge to provide owners of Herz instruments complete support for their fine instruments. Please call or write us for whatever assistance you need.

Diane G. Hubbard

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