Although builders do not tend to move often, they do change locations for their shops and factories.
These addresses are the ones I know to be most current. If you know of a change - - or addition of email or a Web site - - I'd appreciate your notifying me so I can update my list.
If there are other builders out there, I'd like that information, too. Thanks!
Building 5C, Third Floor
1 Watson Place
Framingham, MA 01701
508-877-1736 (6pm-9am only) fax
Web site: http://www.hubharp.com
Dawn Lyons and Den Ciul
Claviers Baroques - - Upper Canada Historical Keyboards
109 Fuller Avenue, Toronto, Canada M6R 2C4
1-888-597-0946 toll free
(Canadian agents for The Paris Workshop)
Web site: http://www.claviersbaroques.com
65 Cutler Street
Stonington, CT 06378
1-888-427-7723 toll free
Web Site: http://zhi.net
Gary Blaise Clavichords
314 12th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Steven Sorli Harpsichords
425 Pratt Corner Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Harpsichord, Clavichord, Forte-piano and Hammer-dulcimer
59 Penacook Street
Concord, NH 03301-3148
Ted Robertson, Harpsichord Maker
403 West Vine Street
Ellettsville, Indiana 47429
Douglas Maple, maker of harpsichords and clavichords
P.O. Box 1163
Lemont, Pennsylvania 16851
Carl Dudash Harpsichords
P.O. Box 200
Norfolk, CT 06058
Owen Daly Early Keyboard Instruments
557 Statesman Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Knight Vernon, Harpsichord Maker
8201 N. Keystone Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
Kevin Fryer Harpsichords
1004 Revere Ave., Space B-37
San Francisco, CA 94124
415-822-1739; fax 415-822-7761
The following kit companies include early keyboards among their available kits:
Lark in the Morning
PO Box 1176
Fort Bragg, California 95437
Web site: http://larkinam.com/
This company offers an incredible array of other instruments, from the ridiculous to the sublime, but all difficult to find.
PO Box 2117
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
There is also a listserve specifically for those interested in harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
following in the body:
subscribe hpschd-l yourfirstname yourlastname
(Note: that's an ell, not a numeral one]
Also look at rec.music.makers.builders and rec.music.early for information on early musical instruments and historical keyboards. Your questions answered here!
Looking for a ready-made instrument? Try The Harpsichord Clearing House, broker and builder.
See also my file on how harpsichord touch differs from piano touch There is also information here about kit-making and a reference book by Frank Hubbard, which you need to purchase if you are thinking about making a kit.