Harpsichords, clavichords, spinets and virginals ... closely based on the best extant antiques from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Our vision ...
To bring the joy of early keyboard instruments to people around the globe.
We continue to concentrate on one thing: building the world's finest harpsichords, clavichords and fortepianos, both as finished instruments and as kits. We strive to improve not only the designs and materials used to build these instruments, but also the customer service we provide.
We learned early on that addressing the individual needs of our customers and working with them as a team helps us to recognize our strengths as well as the areas in which we need to improve.
We believe that in order for our customers - builders and players - to do their best work we must continue to give them support, and continue to offer them the assurance that ZHI will strive to lead in the manufacture of antique-style instruments for generations to come.
Cultivating lifelong learning...
Building one of our instruments can be an enjoyable and educational process that will allow one to explore the music and materials of the masters in an exciting way. You will find our instruments in some of the most prestigious organizations throughout the world. Our shop is usually open to visitors, and group tours are welcomed. We are available to answer questions or give professional advice throughout the business day.
Experiencing the process...
Don't say we didn't warn you: building and playing one of our keyboard instruments is a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding activity. Build one instrument and you may soon be pondering your next.
Seeing, hearing and playing our custom-built instruments is an illuminating experience that will help you to understand why our products are the benchmark, which judges all others.
We will continue to produce world-class instruments of unsurpassed quality to satisfy the most demanding professional players. We will work to make them available to all who desire an early keyboard instrument. Customer service and satisfaction will be among our highest priorities.
We will continue to bring the joy of early keyboard instruments to people around the globe.