Sabathil & Son was founded in Germany in 1948, in a small town only a few miles from Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg.
Sigurd Sabathil started building harpsichords at the tender age of 9 with his father, Simon, continuing a legacy of three generations of instrument making.
The Sabathil & Son philosophy has always been to build instruments for the musician of today. With that in mind, we use the finest modern materials in concert with the best historical features. We incorporate a light metal frame into our harpsichords, which makes them exceptionally resonant and stable, and keeps the time spent on maintenance and tuning to a minimum.
We are located on the west coast of Canada on Bowen Island, a short drive and ferry ride from Vancouver, BC. Our workshop is surrounded by 20 acres of pristine forest, the source of the 300-year-old aged Western Red Cedar used in our soundboards.
Questions about our instruments are always welcomed! Please email us for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sigurd, Monica and Barb