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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, instruments from the collection of the late Pete Rose are in purple; instrument listings which are greyed out are currently out on approval. Last updated 4/2/2019.

NEW ADDITIONS


Boudreau Ganassi soprano recorder in c'', maple with brass ring, a=466/440/415 - $1900
Prescott Steenbergen soprano recorder in c'', #3506, blackwood with 3 ivory mounts; 2 bodies, at a=440 & a=415  - $2200
Küng Superio alto recorder in f', Castello boxwood stained reddish brown, very loud - $600
Prescott 'transitional' alto recorder in f' ##3722, boxwood with 3 bodies (2 at a=440, one at a=415) - $2500
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #10876, European boxwood, light stain, excellent condition - $1800
von Huene tenor recorder in c' #1211, rosewood with ivory rings - $1800

ONE-OF-A-KIND RARITIES

RARE von Huene standard soprano recorder in c' #1864, rosewood with ivory rings - $1100
     same, #1077, light rosewood, original hard case - $1200

FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

Levin soprano recorder in c' #0201, 'van Eyck Handfluyt', boxwood, one piece, a=440 - $900
von Huene Ganassi soprano recorder in c' #9496, maple, one piece, a=440 - $800
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)
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

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
Moeck Renaissance alto, current model, sycamore with wide brass ring - $550
Moeck Renaissance tenor, keyless, current model, sycamore with wide brass ring - $750
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'' #3502, European boxwood, 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 #1761, European boxwood - $1300
      same, single holes - $900
RARE von Huene standard soprano recorder in c'' #2077, Indian rosewood with ivory rings, a=440 - $1200
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' #1538, rosewood with ivory rings (very nice) - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1514, rosewood with ivory rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1030, grenadilla with ivory rings - $1600
     same, #3545 - $1600

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

stunning von Huene Rippert alto in f' #11697, European boxwood, dark blonde, with full ivory mounts - $3000 price cut to $2500
Rohmer Bressan alto recorder in f', boxwood, a=440 - $1350
Prescott baroque alto recorder in f', European boxwood, a=440 - $1700
Prescott baroque Rippert alto recorder in f' #1325, red chacate (rosewood), a=440/415 - $1900
Beha-Gibbons Rippert alto recorder in f', dogwood, a=440 - $800

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, #1936
     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
von Huene Stanesby, Jr. alto recorder in f' #10745, European boxwood, a=415 - $1800
von Huene Denner alto recorder in f' #10392, European boxwood, a=415 - $1850
von Huene Denner alto recorder in f' #3679, European 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

Cranmore Denner tenor in d' (voice flute), European boxwood, a=415 - $1500
Prescott JC Denner tenor in d' (voice flute) #1071, a=415, unstained - $2100
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 in c' #1347, palisander with ivory rings and 2 brass keys - $1800
von Huene baroque tenor in c' #2813 dark rosewood with 2 brass keys, ivory socket rings - $1800
GORGEOUS von Huene baroque tenor recorder in c', #7763, newer model, tulipwood with brass keys - $2500
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 (1 each in natural, blue & red, like new) - $100

Moeck Renaissance soprano in c'' (first generation), maple with narrow brass ring - $150

Bartram Renaissance soprano in c'', one piece - $100
Mollenhauer Kynsecker soprano in c'', plum, two pieces, a=440 - $300
Hopf Praetorius soprano recorder in c'', sycamore - $300
Kobliczek Praetorius soprano recorder in c'', sycamore - $300
Kobliczek Praetorius soprano in c'', zapatero with bone ring - $350
Mollenhauer Kynsecker alto in g', plum - $550

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 Kynsecker tenor in c', maple, with key and fontanelle - $850
Mollenhauer Dream tenor in c', pear, 3 pieces with keyed foot, a=442 - $600
     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


Aesthé sopranino recorder in f'', boxwood, a=440 - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', maple - $150
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', Maracaibo boxwood, a=440 - $200

Aura soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=442 - $250
Coolsma Conservatorium soprano in c'', dark rosewood, a=440 - $200
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c', Maracaibo boxwood, a=440 - $225
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c', grenadilla or ebony with ivory rings - $300
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 (2 in stock)
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', olive (older model with imitation ivory rings), a=440 - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', palisander (recent model, like new), a=442 - $550
     same, $600
Adège baroque alto recorder in f', olive - $300
Dolmestch alto recorder in f', beautiful rosewood, a=440 - $400

Küng Superio alto recorder in f', pear, with thumb-rest - $400

Aesthé alto recorder in f', boxwood with plastic sleeve on mouthpiece, a=440 - $400
Mollenhauer 'Modern' alto recorder in f', palisander (f-foot), a=442 - $750
Dolmetsch Bressan alto recorder in f', boxwood - $800
Moeck Denner alto recorder in f', grenadilla, a=442 - $1000
     same, boxwood, a=415 - $1000
Mollenhauer Denner Line alto recorder in f', pearwood, a=415 - $350
Dolmetsch tenor recorder in c', rosewood with ivory mounts - $400
Moeck Rondo tenor in c', maple with 2 keys, a=440 (older model) - $250
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', maple, keyless, a=440 - $275
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, (newer model) two keys - $400
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', boxwood, older model, 2 keys, a=440 - $350
     same, current model - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', palisander, older model (keyless), a=440 - $500
     same - $500
     same, but with keys for holes 3 & 4 (NO keys on foot) - $600
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', palisander, current model, 2 keys, a=442 - $800
Moeck Rottenburgh tenor recorder in c', ebony, older model (keyless), a=440 - $600
Moeck Rottenburgh Tenor-Plus in c', palisander with 4 keys, a=442 - $1100
Mollenhauer Denner tenor recorder in c', keyless, pear - $400
     same, palisander - $650
Zen-On Z-2500 tenor recorder, cherry with 2 brass keys - $500
Aura tenor recorder in c', boxwood with 2 brass keys - $650
Canta Comfort Knick tenor in c', pear with four brass keys, barely used - $750
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
Moeck Tuju bass recorder in f, maple with four keys, direct blow - $500
Zen-On model 5500, bass recorder, cherry, a=440 - $900 $600 (4 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
Moeck Rottenburgh bass in maple, a=440 - $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 - $1300
Küng Superio pearwood bass in f, dark stain, a=442 - $1500
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
Sweetheart Irish flute in f' #8472, pearwood - $100
     same, key of g' - $100
Anonymous Irish flute, rosewood with nickel silver rings (?), keyless - $200
Aulos Grenser baroque flute, black plastic with 'ivory' rings, a=440 only - $275
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, 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

von Huene A Grenser baroque flute, boxwood, blond finish, a=415 - $1200
Polak Tassi flute, grenadilla, a=415 - $1400
Polak Beukers flute, a=415, boxwood - $1400

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 cornamuse in f, 2 keys, a=415 (really) - $400
Moeck tenor crumhorn in c' (older model), 2 extension keys - $500
Moeck bass crumhorn in f (older model), 2 extension keys - $650
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
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano in c'', maple - $100
Küng Classica alto recorder in f', pearwood, 40 years old, but like new - $200
Moeck Tuju alto recorder in f', maple - $200
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):
soprano - $100
alto (2) - $150 each
tenor (2) with key and fontanelle - $400 each
bass - $500
Set of 6 instruments above - $1100 (save $100)

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