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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; please do not ask.

Newest additions are in blue; instrument listings which are greyed out are currently out on approval. Last updated 11/2/2018. We have just received a large shipment of instruments from an estate which will be evaluated and posted in a few weeks, so keep checking back

NEW ADDITIONS


Prescott Steenbergen soprano recorder in c'', #3506, blackwood with 3 ivory mounts; 2 bodies, at a=440 & a=415  - $2200

Prescott 'transitional' alto recorder in f' ##3722, boxwood with 3 bodies (2 at a=440, one at a=415) - $2500
GORGEOUS von Huene baroque tenor recorder in c', #7763, newer model, tulipwood with brass keys - $2500
Prescott keyless Denner tenor in d' (voice flute) #2501, a=415, with extra body & foot #3155 at a=392 (a=440 tenor in c') - $2700

Prescott Grenser baroque flute, boxwood, a=440/415 centers - $1200

FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

Levin soprano recorder in c' #0201, 'van Eyck Handfluyt', boxwood, one piece, a=440 - $900
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 price cut to $800
     (this was our reference example; we no longer plan to produce this model)
von Huene Ganassi soprano recorder in c'', beautiful tiger maple, one piece - $850
Levin-Silverstein Renaissance soprano recorder in c'' #104, maple, dark stain - $500
Levin-Silverstein Renaissance soprano in c'', blond maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $600
Prescott transitional soprano in c'', boxwood with brass ring, a=440 - $1500
     same, #2314, with bodies at a=440 & a=415 - $2000

Tim Cranmore Ganassi alto in g', maple or boxwood? stained dark, 2 bodies (a=440+a=466) - $1200

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', maple, 2 pieces with brass ring - $1300
     same, gorgeous flamed maple, 2 pieces with brass ring - $1300
Hulsens transitional tenor in c', plum, single key - $1000 price cut to $600
Levin-Silverstein Renaissance consort tenor in c' #0330, maple, 1 piece with key and basket - $1200
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 Prescott transitional recorders use standard 'modern' fingerings (NOT 'Ganassi' fingerings)

Prescott sopranino in f'', European boxwood, #3502, a=440 & a=415 bodies - $2000
Anonymous soprano recorder in c'', European boxwood, a=415, single holes & historical fingerings - $500
Prescott Boekhout soprano in c', grenadilla with ivory rings, a=415 in deluxe fitted hard case - $1500
      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 recorder in f' #1004, rosewood with ivory rings - $1400
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #420, grenadilla with ivory rings - $1300
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #790, dark rosewood or grenadilla with ivory rings (like new) - $1400
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1030, grenadilla with ivory rings - $1600

von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #8972, grenadilla - $1600
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #5091, European boxwood - $1800

stunning von Huene Rippert alto in f', European boxwood, dark blonde, #11697 - $3000
Rohmer Bressan alto recorder in f', boxwood, a=440 - $1350
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f', European boxwood, a=440 - $1700

Beha-Gibbons Bressan alto recorder in f', European boxwood, a=415 - $1800 price cut to $1400
Prescott Rippert alto in f', European boxwood, #90 - $1500
     same, #78 with full ivory mounts in fitted hard case - $2000 or best offer
Prescott alto recorder in f', European boxwood, #2594, a=440 & a=415 - $2100
     same, #1456, with three centers (a=415, a=440, a=442) - $2300
Prescott 'Rippert' alto recorder in f' #3024, European boxwood with ivory socket rings; 2 bodies, at a=440 & a=415 - $2200
Prescott JC Denner alto recorder in f'' #34 (c. 1975), a= 415, boxwood with full ivory mounts, pristine condition - $3000 or best offer
Prescott Bressan alto in f', Thai boxwood, a=415 & a=392, light stain; deluxe fitted hard case for a=415 - $2100
    (a new instrument with this configuration would cost $2950)

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'', pearwood, double holes - $100
Mollenhauer Dream alto in f', pearwood - $275
Mollenhauer Dream tenor in c', pearwood, 2 keys - $600
Mollenhauer Dream bass in f, pearwood, 4 keys - $1100
     If purchased as a consort (SATB), the above four instruments just $1755

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'', zapatero with bone ring - $350
Mollenhauer Kynsecker alto in g', maple - $400
Mollenhauer Kynsecker alto in g', plum - $550
Kobliczek Praetorius alto in g', sycamore - $450
Hopf Praetorius alto in f', sycamore - $450
Bartram Renaissance alto in f', maple - $250
Moeck Renaissance alto in f' (first generation), maple with narrow brass ring - $275
Mollenhauer Kynsecker alto in f', maple - $450
Hopf Renaissance tenor in c', pearwood, keyless, older model - $350
Kobliczek Praetorius tenor in c', sycamore, keyless - $400
Moeck Renaissance tenor in c' (2nd generation with wide brass ring), maple, keyless - $400
Hopf Praetorius tenor in c', sycamore, keyless - $400
Kobliczek Praetorius tenor in c', maple, with key and fontanelle - $800
Mollenhauer Dream tenor in c', pear, 3 pieces with keyed foot, a=442 - $650
     same, with extra keys for holes 3, 4 & 5 - $650
Loretto Renaissance tenor recorder in c', key and fontanelle - $700 $500
Kobliczek Praetorius bass in f, key & fontanelle, sycamore, older model - $1200


Küng Classica garklein recorder in c''', tulipwood - $200
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', Maracaibo boxwood, a=440 - $200
     same, rosewood with ivory rings - $300
     same, grenadilla with imitation ivory rings - $375

Aura soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=442 - $250
Aura Conservatorium soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=440 - $250

Mollenhauer Denner soprano recorder in c'', palisander, a=440 (older model) - $300
Adège baroque soprano in c'', olive - $300
Moeck Steenbergen soprano recorder in c'', pear, a=442 (older) - $400
Küng Denner soprano recorder in c'', grenadilla, a=442 - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', maple, a=440 - $250
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
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', palisander (recent model, like new), a=440 - $550
Adège baroque alto recorder in f', olive - $300
Dolmestch alto recorder in f', beautiful rosewood, a=440 - $400

Aesthé alto recorder in f', boxwood with plastic sleeve on mouthpiece, a=440 - $400
Mollenhauer Modern alto recorder in f', early model, a=440, grenadilla with keyed f-foot - $800
Mollenhauer 'Modern' alto recorder in f', palisander (f-foot), a=442 - $800
Dolmetsch Bressan alto recorder in f', boxwood - $800
Moeck Denner alto recorder in f', grenadilla, a=442 - $1000
Mollenhauer Denner Line alto recorder in f', pearwood, a=415 - $350
Dolmetsch tenor recorder in c', rosewood with ivory mounts - $400
Mollenhauer Denner tenor in c', palisander, keyless, like new - $650
Moeck Rondo tenor in c', maple with 2 keys, a=440 (older model) - $250
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', maple, a=440 (keyless) - $300 (2 in stock)
     same, 2 keys - $350
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', maple, two keys - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', boxwood, older model, 2 keys, a=440 - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', boxwood, keyless, a=442 - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', palisander, older model (keyless), a=440 - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', ebony, older model (keyless), a=440 - $600
Zen-On Z-2500 tenor recorder, cherry with 2 brass keys - $500
Aura tenor recorder in c', boxwood with 2 brass keys - $650
Moeck Hotteterre tenor recorder in c', boxwood, 2 keys - $1350

BASS RECORDERS
Rösseler Meister bass recorder in f, pearwood, direct blow - $600

older model Yamaha bass recorder in f, blond maple? with bocal - $600
Zen-On model 5500, bass recorder, cherry, a=440 - $900 $600(2 in stock)
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
Mollenhauer Denner bass in f, pearwood, a=442, almost new, with foot peg - $1350
Küng greatbass, rosewood, a=440 with bocal (older model) - $1000
Yamaha bass recorder in f, YRB-61, a=442, with extra center at a=415 - $1800
Paetzold square great bass recorder in c - $2000
Yamaha great bass recorder in c, YRGB-61, maple with brass keys - $2250


TRANSVERSE FLUTES

Landell fife in d'', maple? with brass tips - $100
Puglisi tenor flute in c', maple, two pieces, a=440 - $400
Levin Renaissance tenor flute in c', maple, a=440, 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', a=440, maple, 2 pieces - $700
Anonymous Irish flute, rosewood with nickel silver rings (?), keyless - $200
von Huene Kirst flute #965, a=440 only, zapatero boxwood with ivory rings, hard case - $1000
Prescott A Grenser flute #889, unstained boxwood, a=440/415 - $1200
Prescott A Grenser flute, a=415, grenadilla with bone rings - $1100

Polak Beukers flute, a=415, boxwood - $1400
Polak Beukers flute, a=415, blackwood - $1500
von Huene A Grenser flute, a=415/440, boxwood - $1400

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

 
OTHER INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES

 
Vas Dias Grenser Classical oboe, boxwood, a=430, $1500
von Huene Rottenburgh baroque oboe, boxwood with full ivory mounts, a=415 - $1600
von Huene Denner baroque oboe, boxwood, extra top joint, a=410/415 - $1600
Körber alto crumhorn in f, 1 key - $450
Körber tenor crumhorn in c, 1 key - $550

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
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.

Moeck Tuju soprano in c'', maple, two pieces - $100
Küng Classica alto recorder in f', pearwood, 40 years old, but like new - $200
Moeck Tuju alto recorder in f', maple - $200
used Cavallaro SATB roll - $100 (new rolls are $140)

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