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Used Instruments

Here at the Early Music Shop, we have a wide array of used instruments that can fill a need in your ensemble at a price that is much lower than that of a new model. Our inventory changes constantly, so please call with specific requests. Except as noted, all used recorders have been tested, cleaned, revoiced as needed and put into top playing condition. As with new instruments, we are happy to send used instruments out on approval and we encourage you to compare a few options to find the best match for your needs and tastes.
If you have an instrument you would like to place with us for sale on consignment, please give us a call to discuss the specifics.
Note: Only a representative selection of the used instruments we have for sale are listed here - if you don't see what you're looking for, please CALL to inquire. This listing is updated when time allows; instruments listed here may not be available. We regret that we simply do not have the resources to provide pictures or sound samples.

Newest additions are in blue; instrument listings which are greyed out are currently out on approval. We also have a few instruments from the estate of Tom Zajac in red. Last updated 01/31/2017. 

While the instruments are being sold by different consignors and we cannot offer a discount on the set, we have in stock a consort of Hopf/Kobliczek Praetorius recorders (NSAgAfTTB), a consort of Renaissance flutes (tTTTcB) and a number of other very interesting possibilities!

NEW ADDITIONS

von Huene Rippert soprano recorder in c'' #11971, European boxwood, pristine condition - $1200
von Huene Terton soprano recorder in c'' #4837, European boxwood, a=415 - $1250
Takeyama soprano recorder in c', maple, a=415 - $600
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #11831, European boxwood - $1900
von Huene Denner alto recorder in f' #9683, European boxwood, a=415 - $1900
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f' #2594, European boxwood with two centers (a=440 & a=415) - $2100
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano in c'', ebony? with 2 ivory rings, a=440 - $350
Mollenhauer Denner soprano recorder in c'', tulipwood, a=442 - $350
Fehr soprano recorder in c'', pearwood - $150
Coolsma baroque alto recorder in f', rosewood, a=440 - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', palisander, recent model,  a=442 - $550
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', maple, two keys - $400
Küng Superio tenor recorder in c', pearowood with additional key for hole 4 - $900

FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

von Huene Renaissance consort soprano in c'', beautiful flamed maple, 2 pieces, a=440 - $800
von Huene Renaissance consort soprano in c'', zapatero boxwood, 1 piece, a=440 - $1000
     (this was our reference example; we no longer plan to produce this model)
Levin-Silverstein Renaissance soprano in c'', blond maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $600
von Huene Ganassi * alto in g', maple, 2 pieces with brass ring (prototype) - $700
von Huene Renaissance consort alto in f', boxwood, 2 pieces with brass ring - $1000

Levin Renaissance consort alto in f', maple stained dark - $1200
von Huene Renaissance consort alto in f', gorgeous flamed maple, 2 pieces - $1500 (NEW - shop model)
von Huene Ganassi * alto in f', flamed maple, 2 pieces with brass ring - $1300
Prescott transitional * alto in f', boxwood, 2 pieces, a=440 - $1600
Hulsens transitional tenor in c', plum, single key - $1000 price cut to $600
Levin Renaissance consort tenor in c', maple, 1 piece with key and basket - $1500 (2 in stock)
     same, but with two additional keys for holes 3 & 4 - $1800
 
* please note: von Huene Ganassi recorders and the Prescott transitional recorders use standard 'modern' fingerings (NOT 'Ganassi' fingerings)

FEATURED SELECTION


A nice selection of affordably priced handmade a=415 alto recorders:

Thomas Boehm Bressan alto in f', European boxwood, single holes - $400
Richard Palm Oberlender alto in f', Turkish boxwood, a=415 - $500
Rob Turner alto recorder in f', dogwood stained dark, a=415 - $800
Coolsma Bressan alto in f', boxwood, a=415 - $800
 
Prescott Boekhout soprano in c', grenadilla with ivory rings, a=415 in deluxe fitted hard case - $1500
Prescott Boekhout soprano recorder in c', boxwood, a=415 - $1300
same, single holes - $900
Dolmetsch Bressan (?) alto in f', boxwood (recent) - $800
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder (older model, #183) in f', rosewood with two ivory rings; fitted hard case - $1500 price cut to $1200
von Huene 'standard' alto in f', rosewood with ivory rings and mouthpiece #305 - $1500 price cut to $1200
von Huene 'standard' alto in f', rosewood with ivory rings and mouthpiece #417 - $1300
von Huene standard alto in f', rosewood with full IMITATION ivory  mounts - $1600 price cut to $1100
stunning von Huene Rippert alto in f', European boxwood, dark blonde, #11697 - $3000
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f', European boxwood, a=440 - $1700
Beha-Gibbons baroque alto recorder in f', dogwood, a=440 - $1800
Beha-Gibbons Bressan alto recorder in f', European boxwood, a=415 - $1800 price cut to $1400
Prescott Rippert alto in f', European boxwood with full ivory mounts in fitted hard case - $2000
Prescott JC Denner alto recorder in f', blond European boxwood, a=415 in deluxe fitted hard case with cover - $1800
von Huene Denner alto recorder in f', European boxwood, light stain, a=415, single holes; with fitted hard case - $1400

Prescott Bressan alto in f', Turkish boxwood, a=415 - $1900

R Wick voice flute, boxwood stained dark, a=415 - $800
Ohanessian Bressan voice flute in d', European boxwood stained dark, a= 415 - $1200
 

Prescott Denner tenor recorder in c', boxwood, a=440, 2 brass keys -
$2500 price cut to $1800
von Huene baroque tenor recorder in c' (older model), satinwood, a=440, 2 brass keys
     (ex. Jennifer Lehmann) - $2250 price cut to $1800
von Huene baroque tenor in c', dark rosewood with 2 brass keys, additional key for hole 3 - $2100 price cut to $1800
von Huene baroque tenor recorder in c', older model
      grenadilla with ivory rings, a=440, c/c-sharp and d/d-sharp keys, extra key on hole 3 - $2500 price cut to $2200
 

MID-PRICED RECORDERS


Mollenhauer Dream soprano in c'', pear - $100

Moeck Renaissance soprano in c'' (first generation), maple with narrow brass ring - $150
Bartram Renaissance soprano in c'', one piece - $100
Hopf Praetorius soprano in c'', sycamore - $350
Kobliczek Praetorius soprano in c'', sycamore - $350
     same, zapatero with bone ring - $350
Hopf Praetorius alto in g', sycamore - $400
Hopf Praetorius alto in f', sycamore - $450
Mollenhauer Kynsecker alto in g', maple - $400
Mollenhauer Kynsecker alto in g', plum - $550 (2)
Mollenhauer Dream Edition alto in f', plum - $475
Bartram Renaissance alto in f', maple - $250
Moeck Renaissance alto in f' (first generation), maple with narrow brass ring - $275
Kobliczek Praetorius alto in f', sycamore - $450
Hopf Renaissance tenor in c', pearwood, keyless, older model - $350
Kobliczek Praetorius tenor in c', sycamore, keyless - $400
Hopf Praetorius tenor in c', maple, with key and fontanelle - $800
Loretto Renaissance tenor in c', maple, key & fontanelle - $700 price cut to $500
Mollenhauer Dream tenor in c', pear, 3 pieces with keyed foot & extra keys for holes 3, 4 & 5 - $650
Hopf Praetorius tenor in c', key & fontanelle, sycamore, older model - $800
Mollenhauer Kynseker tenor in c', key & fontanelle, maple - $800
Hopf Praetorius bass in f, key & fontanelle, sycamore, older model - $1200
Moeck Renaissance consort bass in f, maple, key & fontnaelle, current model - $1250 price cut to $900
Moeck Renaissance consort greatbass in c, maple (key & fontanelle), current model - $2000


Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', maple, a=442 - $100
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', Maracaibo boxwood, a=440 - $200
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', palisander, a=440 - $300    
Lockwood Bressan? soprano recorder in c'', ebony, a=440 - $300
Mollenhauer Denner soprano in c'', palisander, a=442 - $300
Küng Denner soprano in c'', grenadilla, a=442 - $400
Roessler Oberlender soprano in c'', boxwood, a=415 - $300
Mollenhauer Denner alto in f', a=440, boxwood (older model) - $200
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f' maple, a=440 (straight windway) - $225
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', maple, a=440 - $250
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', maple with thumb-bushing, a=440 - $275
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', a=440, boxwood - $300
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', newer model, boxwood with key for hole 4, a=442 - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', plum (older model with imitation ivory rings), a=440 - $400 price cut to $300
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', palisander (older model with imitation ivory rings), a=440 - $400
Dolmestch alto recorder in f', beautiful rosewood, a=440 - $400
Aesthé alto recorder in f', boxwood with plastic sleeve on mouthpiece, a=440 - $400
Moeck Denner alto recorder in f', grenadilla, a=442 - $1000
Mollenhauer 'Modern' alto recorder in f', palisander (f-foot), a=442 - $900
Mollenhauer-Morgan Edition Denner alto recorder in f' European boxwood, a=415 - $1200
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', maple, a=440 (keyless) - $300 (2 in stock)
     same, 2 keys - $350
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', boxwood, older model, 2 keys, a=440 - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', palisander, older model (keyless), a=440 - $550
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', bubinga, older model, 2 keys, a=440 - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', ebony, older model (keyless), a=440 - $600
     same, current model, pristine condition - $800
Yamaha tenor recorder in c', maple with 2 brass keys, YRT61-M (like new) - $800
Zen-On Z-2500 tenor recorder, cherry with 2 brass keys - $500
Aura tenor recorder in c', boxwood with 2 brass keys - $650

BASS RECORDERS
 
Rösseler Meister bass recorder in f, pearwood, direct blow - $600
Zen-On model 5500, bass recorder, cherry, a=440 - $900
Moeck Tuju bass (direct blow), maple, a=440 (older model) - $600
Moeck Flauto Leggero bass in f, maple, bent neck - $800 (includes foot peg)
Moeck Flauto Rondo bass in f, maple, bent neck - $900 (no case)
Moeck Tuju greatbass, maple, a=440 (older model) - $800

TRANSVERSE FLUTES

Landell fife in d'', maple? with brass tips - $100
Wm. A. Pond & Co. fife in b-flat' (19th c.), maple with brass tips - $100
Levin Renaissance tenor flute in d', maple, one piece - $400
Levin Renaissance tenor flute in c', maple, one piece - $500
Stanley Lissieu flute in d', a=440, two pieces - $500
von Huene 17th century flute, a=440, Turkish boxwood - $600
von Huene Renaissance flute in d', boxwood, one piece, a=440 (new, slight warp) - $700
Folkers & Powell Rafi flute in d', a=442+, grenadilla with silver rings - $600
Cameron Rafi flute in c', a=440, maple, one piece - $800
Stanley Renaissance bass flute in g', maple, 2 pieces - $700
Prescott A Grenser flute, a=415, grenadilla with bone rings - $1100

Folkers & Powell GA Rottenburgh flute, a=415, boxwood with imitation ivory rings - $1500
von Huene GA Rottenburgh flute, a=415, boxwood with imitation ivory rings - $1500

 
 
OTHER INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES

 
Dalton Eichentopf baroque oboe, boxwood, acid-stained with brass keys, a=415 - $1600
     same as above, but with full ivory mounts at a=440 - $1600
Vas Dias Hotteterre oboe #501, boxwood, a=415 - $2200 (NEW)
Vas Dias Denner oboe #521, boxwood, a=415 - $2200 (NEW)

Körber alto cornamuse in f, 2 keys, a=415 (really) - $400
Castellano bass cornamuse - $600
Richard Wood bass crumhorn in F, 1 key, a=440, cane reed - $800
Körber soprano rauschpfeife, great condition - $700
bass turnabout (crumhorn) in F, two keys, a=440 - $800
Moeck soprano shawm in c, maple, a=440 - $600
Moulder keyless soprano shawm in C with pirouette (MISSING STAPLE) - $500
Williamson tabor, 14", with soft carrying case (no stick) - $450
NEW Lewandowski medieval psaltery, 18 strings - $300 (ex. Tom Zajac)
Anonymous Gothic harp, cherry, 24 strings, no case - $1000

THE BARGAIN BASEMENT


Occasionally we are asked to sell estate instruments, usually older model recorders. Often these were the best instruments available—40+ years ago—but they are not quite up to the standards of recorders being produced today. It isn't cost effective to invest in reconditioning these recorders, so they are being sold AS IS and are priced accordingly. Unless otherwise noted, all instruments have double holes, but do NOT include a case.

(no instrument in our bargain  basement at present)

 

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