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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 8/12/2020.

NEW ADDITIONS

von Huene Ganassi soprano recorder in c'', #7262, maple, one piece - $900
rare von Huene 'standard' soprano recorder in c'', #2403, grenadilla with ivory rings - $1200
Sorel Denner alto recorder in f', dark rosewood, a=415 - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f', #446, dark rosewood with ivory socket rings - $1400
     same, #3504, grenadilla with ivory rings - $1500
Early von Huene alto and tenor recorders, beautiful matched pair in pristine condition (will sell separately):
     vH 'standard' alto #693 (1967), palisander with two ivory socket rings and hard case - $1600
     vH 'standard tenor #1201 (1969), palisander with ivory rings and four keys (c/c# and d/d#) in hard case - $2300
     Save $200 when you purchase both - $3700
    
NB: both these recorders were finished prior to July 1, 1975, the effective date of the CITES treaty in the US.
spectacular von Huene Denner alto recorder in f', #9770, European boxwood - $1900
rare Eric Moulder tenor dulcian - $2250
Richard Wood Denner? baroque bassoon, maple with 3 keys, in like-new condition with fitted hard case - $3500

FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

Levin soprano recorder in c' #0201, 'van Eyck Handfluyt', boxwood, one piece, a=440 - $900
Levin-Silverstein Renaissance soprano in c'', blond maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $600
von Huene Ganassi soprano in c'', #8747, maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $900
Prescott transitional soprano in c'', boxwood with brass ring, a=440 -
$1200
Tim Cranmore Ganassi alto in g', maple or boxwood? stained dark, 2 bodies (a=440+a=466) - $1200
Ralf Netsch Renaissance consort alto in f', maple stained dark, one piece, a=440 - $1000

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)


Yoav Ran Denner alto recorder in f', European boxwood, unstained, a=440 - $700
Dolmetsch Bressan (?) alto recorder in f', boxwood (recent - this is NOT the handmade model) - $800
Blezinger Steenbergen alto recorder in f', boxwood, a=442 - $1200
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' #34, rosewood with ivory rings & gold filigree - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #125, rosewood with ivory rings - $1400

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' #1314, rosewood with ivory rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1030, grenadilla with ivory rings - $1600
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #10528, grenadilla with thumb-bushing - $1600

Prescott baroque alto recorder in f', #4009, European boxwood, light stain - $1600
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f', European boxwood, a=440 - $1700

Prescott Rippert alto in f', European boxwood, #90 - $1500
Prescott alto recorder in f', European boxwood, #2804, a=440 & a=415 - $2100
     same, #1456, with three centers (a=415, a=440, a=442) - $2300
Levin-Silverstein Bressan alto recorder in f' #0208, boxwood, a=415
von Huene Rottenburgh alto recorder in f' #4507, boxwood stained medium brown, a=415 - $1900
von Huene Stanesby, Jr. alto recorder in f' #9678, boxwood stained medium brown, a=415 - $1900
     same, #10745, European boxwood, a=415 - $1800
von Huene Denner alto recorder in f #3728, boxwood, a=415 - $1900
von Huene Denner alto recorder in f #3769, boxwood with full ivory mounts, a=415 - $2500
Prescott JC Denner alto recorder in f'' #34 (c. 1975), a= 415, boxwood with full ivory mounts, pristine condition - $2500 or best offer

Prescott JC Denner alto recorder in f'' #1380, a=415, boxwood - $1800|
Prescott JC Denner tenor in d' (voice flute) #1071, a=415, European boxwood with fitted hard case - $2100
Rohmer Bressan voice flute in d', sycamore stained dark, with ivory socket rings, a=415 - $2000
von Huene baroque tenor in c' #1369 dark rosewood with c/c# and d/d# keys, ivory socket rings - $2200

MID-PRICED RECORDERS


Kobliczek Renaissance garklein recorder in c''', sycamore, a=440 - $175
Hopf Renaissance sopranino recorder in f'', pear, a=440 - $200
Hopf Praetorius sopranino recorder in f'', sycamore - $250

Moeck Renaissance soprano recorder in c'', maple with wide brass ring - $300
Hopf Praetorius soprano recorder in c'', sycamore - $350
Kobliczek Praetorius soprano recorder in c'', sycamore - $300 (2 in stock)
Kobliczek Praetorius soprano in c'', zapatero with bone ring - $350
Moeck Renaissance alto in f', maple with wide brass ring - $400 (2  in stock)
Mollenhauer Kynsecker alto in g', plum - $550
Kobliczek Praetorius alto recorder in f', sycamore - $400

Hopf Praetorius alto recorder in f', sycamore - $450
Bartram Renaissance alto in f', maple - $250
Moeck Renaissance alto in f' (first generation), maple with narrow brass ring - $275
Hopf Renaissance tenor in c', pearwood, keyless, older model - $350
Hopf Praetorius tenor recorder in c' with key and fontanelle, sycamore - $800
Moeck Renaissance tenor in c' (2nd generation with wide brass ring), maple, keyless - $500


Küng Classica sopranino recorder in f'', grenadilla - $200
Aura soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=442 - $250
Dolmetsch soprano recorder in c'', satinwood, a=442 - $250

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

Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', maple, a=440 - $175
Moeck
Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=440 - $250
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', grenadilla with ivory rings, a=440 - $350

Moeck Steenbergen soprano recorder in c'', pear, a=442 (older) - $400
     same, grenadilla - $600
Küng Denner soprano recorder in c'', grenadilla, a=442 - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', maple, a=440 - $275 (2 in stock)
     same - $300

Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', recent model, boxwood, a=440 - $400
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', tulipwood (older model, imitation ivory rings), a=440 - $500
Adège baroque alto recorder in f', olive - $300
Mollenhauer 'Modern' alto recorder in f', grenadilla, f-foot, a=442 - $1200
Dolmetsch Bressan alto recorder in f', boxwood - $800
rare Küng Marsyas (top line) alto recorder in f', tulipwood (no longer available) - $900
Moeck Stanesby, Sr. alto recorder in f', Maracaibo boxwood with antiqued finish, a=442 - $1000
Moeck Denner alto recorder in f', boxwood, a=442 - $900
     same, grenadilla, a=415 - $1000
Dolmetsch tenor recorder in c', rosewood with ivory mounts - $400
Moeck Rondo tenor recorder in c', maple with 2 keys, a=440 (older model) - $250
Huber Model II tenor recorder in c', pear, keyless, a=440 - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', maple, 2 keys, a=440 - $350
     same, with keys for holes 3 & 4 - $600
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', boxwood, older model (keyless) - $450
     same, newer model - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', boxwood, older model, 2 keys, a=440 - $500

Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', palisander, older model (keyless), a=440 - $500 (2 in stock)
     same, current model - $600
     same, but with keys for holes 3 & 4 (NO keys on foot) - $600
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', grenadilla, current model, 2 keys, a=442 - $1000
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', ebony, older model (keyless), a=440 - $600
Zen-On 2500B tenor recorder in c', cherry with 2 brass keys, a=442 - $500
Mollenhauer Denner tenor recorder in c', keyless, palisander, small chip on bell - $550

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

Moeck Tuju bass recorder in f, maple with four keys, direct blow - $500
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 Tuju greatbass, maple, a=440 (older model) - $800

TRANSVERSE FLUTES


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 Renaissance flute in d', cherry, two pieces with brass ring, a=415 - $700

von Huene 17th century  flute in d', zapatero, two pieces, a=440 - $800
Folkers & Powell Rafi flute in d', a=445+, grenadilla with silver rings - $600
Anonymous one-keyed flute, Grenser?, pink ivory with plastic rings, a=415 only, plays well - $500

Ralph Sweet 'baroque' flute, rosewood with imitation ivory rings, a=440/415 - $500
von Huene Kirst flute #965, zapatero boxwood with ivory rings, a=440 only, hard case
- $900
Prescott A Grenser baroque flute, blond boxwood, a=440 & a=415, in fitted wooden case - $1100
von Huene A Grenser baroque flute, boxwood, blond finish, a=415 - $1200
Folkers & Powell Denner baroque flute, grenadilla with imitation ivory mounts, a=415 - $1350
     (matching pair, #786 + 787 - will sell separately

Folkers & Powell T. Lot baroque flute (Mark I model), boxwood, a=392 - $1400
von Huene Denner baroque flute, boxwood, a=415/392 - $1800
Folkers & Powell Palanca baroque flute, ebony, a=415/440 - $1800

Berney T. Lot baroque flute, boxwood, a=415/392, like new - $2000
Andreas Glatt Rottenburgh baroque flute, acid-stained boxwood with 7 middle centers from c. a=440-a=392 - $3000

 

OTHER INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES

 
Kirkpatrick Grundman Classical oboe, boxwood, a=430, $800
Körber alto cornamuse in f, 2 keys, a=415 (really) - $400
Moeck-Steinkopf tenor cornamuse - $400
Richard Wood bass sordune - $350
Wood bass crumhorn in F, 1 key, a=440, cane or plastic reed - $800
bass turnabout (crumhorn) in F, two keys, a=440 - $800

UNIQUE FIND
We've never had anything quite like this come in before: a complete set (SSATB) of crumhorns by Günther Körber, probably made about 25 years ago, but in BRAND NEW condition. Each has a sturdy hard case and they look as though they've never been played. We'd prefer to sell this as a set for $3000 (a $400 savings over individual prices), but the instruments may be offered individually if there are no takers for the consort:
     soprano crumhorn (2) - $500 each
     alto crumhorn - $650
     tenor crumhorn - $750
     bass crumhorn - $1000

Körber sopranino rauschpfeife, cane reed - $500
Körber soprano rauschpfeife, great condition - $700
Moeck soprano shawm in c, maple, a=440 - $600
Moulder keyless soprano shawm in C with pirouette (MISSING STAPLE) - $500
older Moeck bass dulcian - $1000
Robert Cronin bass dulcian - $2800

Monk resin cornettino in c' with acorn-type mouthpiece - $200
Monk cornetto muto in f
, maple -
Williamson tabor, 14", with soft carrying case (no stick) - $450

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
Zamir alto recorder in f', maple, GERMAN FINGERING - $175
Aura student alto in f', pear, two pieces, like new condition - $150
Mollenhauer Waldorf-Edition alto recorder in f', pear, two pieces, a=432 - $200

used Cavallaro SATB roll - $100 (new rolls are $140)

Moeck Renaissance consort, first generation (ca. 1970 with narrow brass rings):
alto (2) - $150 each
tenor (2) with key and fontanelle - $400 each

 
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