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  • 1.  Sabathil

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 07-28-2021 12:21
    Paul Brown just uploaded a scan of the March, 1962 Journal to the Tuner Technician Magazine Archives (viewable by PTG members only). It includes an article by Sigurd Sabathil on the clavichord, and announces that in the next issue there will be an article on the spinet and virginal. Presumably one or two additional ones on larger harpsichords will follow. This is a rare inside look at one of the more problematic makes of 20th century harpsichords, seen at the moment when it was being made.

    Paul has been accelerating his work, so the next issues might be there within the next month.

    Fred Sturm
    University of New Mexico
    "We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Casteneda

  • 2.  RE: Sabathil

    Posted 07-29-2021 14:45
    Interesting article!

    "It is unlikely that a Clavichord needs any other adjustments or repairs as described above, but if there is any special problem, the manufacturer will always be ready to give you advice."

    He didn't mention the ultimate deterioration of the foam rubber...I have a Sabathil clavichord, and fortunately, getting rid of the foam rubber was not a problem, since it didn't have nearly as much as their harpsichords have!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sheila Hunter, RPT


    Hunter Piano Service
    Registered Piano Technician 
    Trained Harpsichord and Clavichord Technician 

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