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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 08/09/2022.

NEW ADDITIONS

von Huene Ganassi soprano recorder in c'' #6068, maple, one piece, a=440 - $800
     same, #6870 - $800
Prescott transitional soprano recorder in c'' #4146, boxwood with brass ring, a=440 - $1500

von Huene standard baroque soprano in c'' #1965, dark rosewood with ivory socket rings, a=440 - $1200
von Huene Terton soprano recorder in c'' #4858, European boxwood, a=415 - $1200
Moeck Ehlert soprano recorder in c'', Castello boxwood with keyed foot, a=442 - $1000
Moeck Ehlert alto recorder in f', Castello boxwood with keyed foot, a=442 - $1200
von Huene standard alto recorder in f' #1045 (1968), ebony with ivory mouthpiece and socket rings, a=440 - $1500
von Huene Bressan voice flute in d' #10309, blond boxwood with full imitation ivory mounts, a=415 - $2800
Moeck Hotteterre tenor recorder in c', Castello boxwood with antiqued finish and two keys, a=442 - $1400
Moeck Ehlert tenor recorder in c', Castello boxwood with two keys, a=442 - $1875

von Huene standard tenor recorder in c' #2956, dark rosewood with ivory mouthpiece and socket rings, 2 brass keys, a=440 - $2000

von Huene baroque flute #4761, European boxwood, a=415 - $1500

FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

Levin-Silverstein Renaissance soprano in c'', blond maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $600
     same, #0236 - $600

von Huene Ganassi soprano in c'', #8747, maple, one piece, a=440 - $800
     sane #12023, flamed maple, one piece, a=440 - $900
     same #12305, 2 piece maple with brass ring, a=440 - $1000
     same #12360, 2 piece plum with brass ring, a=440 only, barely used - $1200

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 tenor recorder in c' #1361, zapatero boxwood, with key and fontanelle, pristine condition - $2500 (2 in stock)

* 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
J&M Dolmetsch Bressan soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, antiqued finish, small chip in turning, a=415 - $400
James Scott soprano recorder in c'' #177, boxwood, a=415 - $600
Boudreau Steenbergen soprano recorder in c'', European boxwood, significantly warped, but plays well, a=440 - $800
RARE von Huene Rippert soprano recorder in c'', #6712, full ivory - $5000

(NB von Huene standard altos are all pitched at a=440)

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' #438, grenadilla with full ivory mounts - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f', #679, grenadilla with ivory socket rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f', #993, rosewood with ivory rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1314, rosewood with ivory rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1347, 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
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #8869, rosewood with thumb-bushing - $1500
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f' #459, boxwood, a=440 - $1500
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #10546, European boxwood, a=440, very nice - $1900
von Huene Denner alto recorder in f' #2616, Thai boxwood, a=415, in hard case - $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

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

Prescott d' tenor (voice flute), #4180, European boxwood, a=415 (with additional center to play as a c tenor at a=440) - $2900
von Huene 'standard' tenor recorder in c' #871, rosewood with two ivory socket rings, a=440 - $1800
     same, #1398 - $1800
rare von Huene 'standard' tenor recorder in c' #867, satinwood with ivory socket rings and brass keys - $1900

J. Scott Denner tenor in c', boxwood, keyless, a=415 - $1200

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 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'', palisander with ivory socket ring - $275
     same, grenadilla with ivory socket ring - $350
Fehr soprano recorder in c'', rosewood, a=440 - $150
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, gambawood (rosewood) & ivory - $275
     same, blackwood & ivory - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', current model, tulipwood, a=442, like new, hard case - $450
     same, palisander - $350

Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', maple, a=440 - $200 (2 in stock)
     same - $275-300 (3 in stock)

     same, bubinga with plastic mouthpiece - $450
     same, boxwood, a=440 - $450
     same, rosewood - $400 (2 in stock)
     same, plum (older model with imitation ivory rings), a=440 - $300 (2 in stock)
     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
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

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', pearwood with keys (older model), a=440 - $600
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
Moeck Flauto Leggero model alto recorder in f', maple with 2 brass keys - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', maple, with keyed foot, a=442 - $550
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
Mollenhauer Canta Knick Comfort-Tenor in c', pearwood, 4 keys, bent neck - $875

Küng Sinor tenor recorder in c', cherry with bent neck and additional keys on center - $800
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 (3 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
Moeck Rondo bass recorder in f', bent neck, 4 keys, a=440 - $1100
von Huene bass recorder in f #8869, beautiful rosewood with ivory rings and sterling silver keywork - $3000
Paetzold square great bass recorder in c, birch plywood, a=440, with case & stand - $2500
Yamaha YRGB 61 great bass recorder in c, maple with 6 brass keys (including d/d#), a=442, LIKE NEW CONDITION - $2700

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
Moeck Rottenburgh baroque flute, a=440, ebony with imitation ivory rings, plays very well - $600
Polak Naust baroque flute (4 joint), acid-stained boxwood, a=400 - $1900

RARE Cameron Bressan baroque flute, ebony with silver rings, a=415 - $2700 price dropped to $2500
Andreas Glatt Rottenburgh baroque flute, acid-stained boxwood with 7 middle centers from c. a=440-a=392 - $3000
von Huene Scherer baroque flute (1973), ivory with silver key, a=440/415 - $5500

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
Anonymous Dresden style early 19th c., boxwood with horn rings, one brass key, a=425-430 - $1800
Goulding flute c. 1840?, cocuswood with ivory rings, 4 silver keys, a=440-450+ - $1800

OTHER INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES
sopranino gemshorn - $175

soprano gemshorn - $200
alto gemshorn - $250
tenor gemshorn - $300
bass gemshorn - $500
     NSATB consort price - $1200

alto doucaine from EMS kit - $600
tenor crumhorn in c from EMS kit - $700
bass crumhorn in F from EMS kit - $950    
soprano crumhorn in c' - $300
tenor crumhorn in c from EMS kit - $600
bass crumhorn in F from EMS kit - $850    
bass turnabout (crumhorn) in F, two keys, a=440 - $800
Körber soprano rauschpfeife, cane reed, great condition - $700
Moeck baroque bass rackett - $1200
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 - $80 (new rolls are $155)

 

 

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