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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 10/5/2022. Unless otherwise noted, instruments are pitched at a=440/442. S/H = single holes. Instruments described as 'older models' usually date from the 1960's-70's.

NEW ADDITIONS
von Huene 'standard' baroque soprano in c'' #1965, dark rosewood with ivory socket rings, a=440 - $1200
     * von Huene 'standard' models were Friedrich von Huene's original designs made from 1960 until the      introduction of the current models based on original 18th century instruments

Moeck Ehlert soprano recorder in c'', Castello boxwood with keyed foot, a=442 - $1000
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #10690, European boxwood, a=440 - $1800
     same, #11694, grenadilla - $1700
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f' #3296, rosewood with two bodies, a=440/415 - $2100
Prescott Bressan alto recorder in f' 890, Turkish boxwood, a=415 - $1900
     same, #1236, boxwood, a=415, double holes but original fingering - $1300
Hans Coolsma Bressan alto recorder in f' #2025, grenadilla with full genuine ivory mounts, a=415; benefits Amherst Early Music - $1200
von Huene Bressan voice flute in d' #10309, blond boxwood with full imitation ivory mounts, a=415 - $2800
Moeck Ehlert tenor recorder in c', Castello boxwood with two keys, a=442 - $1875

von Huene 'standard' tenor recorder in c'#615, gorgeous satinwood with 2 brass keys - $2000
Prescott Renaissance tenor recorder in c' #2516, maple with brass key and fontanelle, a=440 MODERN FINGERING - $2800
Levin-Silverstein Renaissance bass recorder in f #0127, maple with 3 brass keys & fontanelle - $3000

FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

Levin-Silverstein Renaissance soprano in c'', blond maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $600
     same, #0236 - $600
     * Levin-Silverstein Renaissance recorders do not have mean-tone tuning, but otherwise blend well with Prescott and LiVirghi consorts

von Huene Ganassi soprano in c'' #8747, maple, one piece, a=440 - $800
     same, #12305, 2 piece maple with brass ring, a=440 - $1000
     same, #6068, maple, one piece, a=440 - $800
     same, #6870 - $800

von Huene Renaissance consort soprano recorder in c'' #2337, maple, two pieces - $800

Jan Hermans Ganassi soprano recorder in c'', boxwood with brass ring, a=440/415 - $1300
Boudreau Ganassi soprano recorder in c'', boxwood with brass ring, a=466/440/415 - $1900

Boudreau Ganassi alto recorder in g', fruitwood, a=415/440/466 - $2300
von Huene Renaissance alto recorder in f', zapatero boxwood, a=440 - $1200

von Huene Renaissance tenor recorder in c' #1361, zapatero boxwood, with key and fontanelle, pristine condition - $2500 - these instruments are very powerful and do NOT blend well with Prescott consorts
     same, #3048
, maple with thumb-bushing - $2500
     same, #3094, zapatero - $2500

* please note: von Huene Ganassi recorders and Prescott transitional recorders use standard 'modern' fingerings (NOT 'Ganassi' fingerings)

Prescott sopranino recorder in f'', European boxwood, a=440/415, like new - $2700
James Scott soprano recorder in c'' #177, boxwood, a=415 - $600
von Huene 'standard' soprano recorder in c'' #2000, grendilla with ivory rings - $1200
RARE von Huene Rippert soprano recorder in c'' #6712, full ivory - $5000

(NB von Huene standard altos are all pitched at a=440) SPECIAL: 20% off all vH 'standard' altos through 10/31/2022

von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #438, grenadilla with full ivory mounts - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #993, rosewood with ivory rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1620, kingwood with full ivory mounts - $1700
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #3560, grenadilla with ivory socket rings - $1600
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f' #459, boxwood, a=440 - $1500
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #5082, grenadilla, a=440 - $1600
    same, #6442, grenadilla - $1600

von Huene Denner alto recorder in f' #6046, European boxwood, a=415 - $1900
von Huene Stanesby, Jr. alto recorder in f' #11162, European boxwood, a=415 - $1900

J. Scott Denner alto recorder in f', Thai boxwood, a=415, single holes - $600
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f', European boxwood, #2804, a=440 & a=415 - $2100
     same, #1078 - $1500
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f' #2701, European boxwood, a=440 - $1700
R Turner baroque alto recorder in f', boxwood, single holes & historical fingerings, a=415 - $1200
Sorel Denner alto recorder in f', dark rosewood, a=415 - $1500 $1200

von Huene Denner alto recorder in f' #3769, boxwood with full ivory mounts, a=415 - $2500
Prescott JC Denner alto recorder in f' #1380, a=415, boxwood - $1800
J. Scott Scherer? alto recorder in f' #1200, a=392, dogwood - $800
     same, #1201, boxwood - $800

Roessler Oberlender voice flute in d', boxwood, single holes - $500
Loretto Bressan? voice flute in d', boxwood, double holes - $500
J Scott Bressan? voice flute in d', boxwood, single holes - $700
Prescott d' tenor (voice flute), #4180, European boxwood, a=415 (with additional center to play as a c tenor at a=440) - $2900
Prescott Denner tenor recorder in c' #2759, European boxwood, a=440 - $2000
Prescott Denner tenor recorder in c' #1355, European boxwood with brass keys, a=440/415 - $2500

von Huene 'standard' tenor recorder in c' #1364, rosewood with two ivory socket rings, a=440 - $1900
     same, #2956 - $2000

     same, #370, grenadilla with ivory rings - $1900
     same, #487, rosewood with ivory rings - $1900
     same, stained boxwood, #364 - $2000

J. Scott Denner tenor in c', boxwood, keyless, a=415 - $1200
von Huene Rottenburgh bass in f #2171, a=440, maple with 3 brass keys (Moeck prototype) with hard case - $2000

MID-PRICED RECORDERS

Hopf Praetorius garklein recorder in c''', sycamore, one piece - $200
Moeck Renaissance soprano recorder in c'',  maple with wide brass ring, a=440 - $300

Kobliczek Ganassi soprano recorder in c'', pear, a=440 - $450
Kobliczek Praetorius soprano recorder in c'', sycamore, a=440 - $300
Kobliczek Praetorius alto recorder in f'', sycamore, a=440 - $500
Mollenhauer Kynseker alto recorder in f', maple (older model), a=440 - $450

Hopf Praetorius alto recorder in f', sycamore - $400
Moeck Renaissance alto in f' (first generation), maple with narrow brass ring - $275
Moeck Renaissance consort alto in f' (current model), maple stained dark with brass ring - $700
Hopf Renaissance tenor in c', pearwood, keyless, older model - $350
Kobliczek Praetorius tenor recorder in c', sycamore stained dark with brass key & fontanelle - $800

Mollenhauer Dream tenor recorder in c', pear, two keys, a=442 - $850
Moeck Renaissance bass recorder in f, 2nd generation (maple with wide brass ring), key & fontanelle, a=440 - $800


Roesseler Meisterstücke sopranino recorder in f'', maple, a=440 - $150
Moeck Rottenburgh sopranino recorder in f'', grenadilla with ivory socket ring - $350
Fehr Model III? soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=440 - $100
Roessler Oberlander recorder in c'', boxwood, a=415 - $400

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

Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', maple, a=440 - $175
     same, Maracaibo boxwood, older model with ivory rings, completely reconditioned - $300
     same, older model, rosewood with ivory rings, completely reconditioned - $350

 
   same, palisander with ivory rings, a=440 - $350
     same, blackwood & ivory - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', current model, palisander, a=442, like new - $350

Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', maple, a=440 - $200 (2 in stock)
     same - $275-300 (2 in stock)

     same, bubinga with plastic mouthpiece - $450
     same, boxwood, a=440 - $400
     same, palisander - $400
     same, plum (older model with imitation ivory rings), a=440 - $300
     same, olive with ivory rings, a=440 - $450

     same, newer model, boxwood with key for hole 4, a=442 - $500
    same, palisander (older model with imitation ivory rings), a=440 - $400
     same, ebony with ivory rings, a=440 - $550 (2 in stock)
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', tulipwood, a=442, like new - $750
Moeck Rottenburgh keyless tenor recorder in f', palisander, a=442 - $750

Mollenhauer Denner alto recorder in f', pearwood, a=442 - $350
Dolmetsch alto recorder in f', rosewood (no ivory) - $300
Küng Superio alto recorder in f', olive, a=442, like new - $750
Dolmetsch alto recorder in f' #14328 (foot #16498), rosewood & ivory, with RH bell key - $600
Aesthé baroque alto recorder in f', Brazilian boxwood, a=415 - $800
     same, fruitwood - $600

Mollenhauer 'Modern' alto recorder in g', pearwood, g-foot, a=442 discontinued - $1200
Dolmetsch Bressan alto recorder in f', boxwood - $800
Küng Marsyas alto recorder in f', grenadilla, a=442 - $1000
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', maple, unstained (keyless) - $300 (2 in stock)
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', boxwood, older model (keyless) - $450
     same, newer model - $500

Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', palisander, older model (keyless), a=440 - $500
     same, pristine condition with hard case - $600
Mollenhauer Denner tenor recorder in c', palisander with keys (older model), a=440 - $1000
Fehr Model IV tenor recorder in c', rosewood, keyless, a=440 - $600
Aura Conservatorium tenor recorder in c', boxwood with keys, a=440 - $750

ERGONOMIC altos & tenors
Mollenhauer Canta model alto recorder in f', pear with 2 brass keys - $400
Roessler Knicktenor in c', maple with brass joint, a=440 - $550
     same, rosewood - $650
Moeck Rottenburgh palisander tenor recorder in c'
keys for holes 3 & 4 (NO keys on foot) - $600
     same, maple - $500
Mollenhauer Canta Knick Comfort-Tenor in c', pearwood, 4 keys, bent neck - $875
(2 in stock)
Mollenhauer Denner Comfort-Tenor recorder in c', European cherry, 4 keys - $1200
Küng Superio tenor recorder in c', cherry, extra keys for holes 3 & 4, $1350

BASS RECORDERS
Yamaha plastic bass recorder (YRB302B) - $275
Rösseler Meister bass recorder in f, pearwood, direct blow - $600 (2 in stock)

Moeck Tuju bass recorder in f, maple with five keys, direct blow - $500
Moeck Tuju bass recorder in f, direct blow, single key, maple, a=440 (older model) - $400
Mollenhauer Canta bass recorder in f, pear, bent neck, 4 keys, a=442 - $1300
Paetzold square great bass recorder in c, birch plywood, a=440, with case & stand - $2500

von Huene greatbass recorder in c , maple, a=440 with ivory rings, full brass keywork and bocal - $5000
Paetzold square contrabass recorder in F, birch plywood, a=440, in hard case - $4000
Rosseler contrabass recorder in F, pearwood, a=440 - $3000

TRANSVERSE FLUTES
Moeck Renaissance tenor flute in d', maple, two pieces, a=440 - $400
Puglisi Renaissance tenor flute in c', maple, two pieces, a=440 - $400

Levin Renaissance tenor flute in c', maple, a=440, one piece - $500
Moeck Renaissance bass flute in g, maple, two pieces, a=440 - $400
Stanley Lissieu flute in d', a=466, two pieces - $500
von Huene Renaissance flute in d' #1807, zapatero, 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, a=440, two pieces - $800
Folkers & Powell Rafi flute in d', a=445+, grenadilla with silver rings - $600
Mollenhauer baroque flute, a=440, boxwood with imitation ivory rings - $400
Sweetheart baroque flute, a=440/415, maple - $400
von Huene Denner baroque flute #4761, boxwood, no mounts, a=415 - $1500
early Rod Cameron Grenser flute #26, grenadilla with ivory mounts and repaired crack in head, a=415 - $1400
M Hubbert Grenser flute, ebony with silver key, a=415 only - $1400
Cameron Grenser #130, grenadilla & ivory, a=440/415 corps de rechange - $1700
Cameron Grenser, stained boxwood with ivory mounts, a=415 - $1400
Polak Naust baroque flute (4 joint), acid-stained boxwood, a=400 - $1900
 
Andreas Glatt Rottenburgh baroque flute, acid-stained boxwood with 7 middle centers from c. a=440-a=392 - $3000

ANTIQUE FLUTES

Preston flute, boxwood with one brass key, repaired tenon, replacement cap, a=440 - $1000
Anonymous Dresden style c. 1790, boxwood with horn rings, 4 brass salt-spoon keys, a=445-455+ - $600
Goulding flute c. 1840?, cocuswood with ivory rings, 4 silver keys, a=440-450+ - $1800

OTHER INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES
alto doucaine from EMS kit - $600

older Moeck-Steinkopf soprano crumhorn in c' - $300 price reduced to $200
alto crumhorn from EMS? kit - $400
Steinkopf alto crumhorn - $400
Moeck-Steinkopf alto crumhorn - $400
Anonymous tenor cornamuse, no extension keys - $500
bass crumhorn in F from EMS kit - $950    
      same, less elegantly finished - $850
bass turnabout (crumhorn) from kit - $800
Körber bass crumhorn - $800
Moeck-Steinkopf bass crumhorn - $750
older bass crumhorn from EMS? kit - $600
Körber bass cornamuse - $800
older Moeck alto cornamuse - $350
older Moeck tenor cornamuse - $450 (2 in stock)
older Moeck bass cornamuse - $700
     above ATTB cornmuse consort if purchased as a set - $1800 (save $150) 
Körber alto cornamuse - $400
Körber bass cornamuse - $800
bass turnabout (crumhorn) in F, two keys, a=440 - $800
Körber soprano rauschpfeife, cane reed, great condition - $700
Collier alto shawm in G, boxwood, a=440 - $1700
RARE Bob Marvin (?) mute cornett in f (1968), maple, one piece with integral mouthpiece - $800
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.

Fehr soprano recorder in c'', 'boxwood' - $100
Moeck Tuju soprano in c'', maple, two pieces - $100
Dolmetsch student model alto recorder in f, boxwood - $250
Zamir alto recorder in f', maple, GERMAN FINGERING - $175
Aura student alto in f', pear, two pieces, like new condition - $150

Mollenhauer Canta alto in f', pear, like new - $250

used Cavallaro SATB roll - $100 (new rolls are $155) decent shape
Yamaha Lightweight music stand in Clef Totes carrying case - $100
bass crumhorn in F from EMS kit - $950  
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