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  • 1.  Hubbard Harpsichords

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 02-08-2017 13:50
    Can anyone tell me the status of Hubbard Harpsichords?
    They have not replied to phone call or email.
    Thank you!

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    Ed Sutton
    ed440@me.com
    (980) 254-7413
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  • 2.  RE: Hubbard Harpsichords

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 02-09-2017 10:15
    They were back today. Still there.

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    Ed Sutton
    ed440@me.com
    (980) 254-7413
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  • 3.  RE: Hubbard Harpsichords

    Posted 02-09-2017 14:07
    I asked a colleague of mine who builds harpsichords what he could lend to your question, below is what he wrote back. 

    As far as I know, Hubbard Harpsichords is still in business. Their website is:

    www.hubharp.com

    You should find contact info on the website. Frank Hubbard died many years ago and the business has been under Hendrik Broekman since Frank's death. I have been in touch with Hendrik recently with a question about Hubbard plastic jacks (there have been two different designs over the years) and he got right back to me with the info I needed"

    Maybe try calling again?

    Thomas Durante
    Owner/ Sole Proprietor 
    Durante's Music Technical Services
    Bradenton, Fl
    941.932.0878





  • 4.  RE: Hubbard Harpsichords

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 02-10-2017 06:16
    Sorry, Thomas, but Diane Hubbard - Franks widow - ran the business for many years after Frank's death. She moved it from that very charming old mill building in Waltham Square to its present industrial park location in Sudbury. She also started the parts/supplies end of the business. Hendrik did not take over management until Diane retired - I think maybe 10 years ago or so? He was working with the firm before then - but did not manage it until after Diane's retirement. 





  • 5.  RE: Hubbard Harpsichords

    Posted 02-11-2017 11:42
    Israel,
    I was quoting a colleague of mine who was portraying information he knew to be correct. Thank you for the update. 





  • 6.  RE: Hubbard Harpsichords

    Posted 02-11-2017 13:36
    Generally,

    Not an obsolete instrument? Sorry to offer no technical information in particular. This is to promote the instrument in response, not to provide information. Sorry, I cannot directly address your question. Hopefully this creates more problems than provides solutions.  

    Score allowed? Would be happiest to play it, not fix it. Is it a chamber music instrument? 

    Philip Glass Concerto for Harpsichord 1
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    Philip Glass Concerto for Harpsichord 1
    Philip Glass's Harpsichord Concerto, Movement 1: Recorded live in San Francisco, 2012. Christopher D. Lewis, soloist, Nicole Paiement conducting. San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New Music ensemble. Harpsichord built by Kevin Fryer. For 1st Movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PveH9SNHKq4 For 2nd Movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WitI8F_zAQw For 3rd Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1n4TWq2ZO8 www.twitter.com/newharpsichord Christopher is The Welsh Contemporary Harpsichordist and is currently based in San Francisco, California.
    View this on YouTube >


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    Benjamin Sloane
    Cincinnati OH
    513-257-8480
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