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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 10/08/2019.

NEW ADDITIONS


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

Prescott baroque alto recorder in f', #3173, European boxwood, light stain - $1600
     same, #4009, rosewood - $1400
Prescott 'transitional' alto recorder in f' #3722, boxwood with 3 bodies (2 at a=440, one at a=415) - $2500

Yoav Ran Denner alto recorder in f', European boxwood, unstained, a=440 - $700
von Huene Rippert alto recorder in f' #12243, European boxwood with imitation ivory mouthpiece, LIKE NEW
     (after a month, a customer found this alto too loud and exchanged it for another) - $2200
von Huene tenor recorder in c' #1211, rosewood with ivory rings - $1800
Richard Wood Denner? baroque bassoon, maple with 3 keys, in like-new condition with fitted hard case - $3500

ONE-OF-A-KIND RARITIES

von Huene Renaissance alto recorder in f' #2413, zapatero boxwood, two pieces, a=440 - $1200
UNIQUE von Huene standard alto recorder in f', #769, grenadilla with ivory rings carved with the face of a laughing 'Green Man' (the labium forming his mouth), a=440: a real collector's item - $1600

FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

Levin soprano recorder in c' #0201, 'van Eyck Handfluyt', boxwood, one piece, a=440 - $900
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
von Huene Ganassi soprano in c'', #8241, maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $900
Prescott transitional soprano in c'', boxwood with brass ring, a=440 -
$1500 price cut to $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

Levin Renaissance consort soprano in c'', maple, one piece - $750
Levin Renaissance consort alto in f', maple, one piece - $1100
Levin Renaissance consort tenor in c', maple, one piece with key & basket - $1350
Moeck Renaissance consort bass in f, maple, wide brass ring - $900
      NB: These Levin Renaissance recorders play with standard modern fingerings. They blend well with Prescott Renaissance recorders

SPECIAL: Purchase the above 4 instruments as a consort for just $4000 (save $100). The sale of these instruments directly benefits Amherst Early Music.

* 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
Prescott Boekhout soprano in c', boxwood with single holes, a=415 - $900
Dolmetsch Bressan (?) alto recorder in f', boxwood (recent) - $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' #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' #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' #10528, grenadilla with thumb-bushing - $1600

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

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 - $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
von Huene Stanesby, Jr. alto recorder in f' #9678, boxwood stained medium brown, a=415 - $1900
     same, #10745, European boxwood, a=415 - $1800

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
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' #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
exceptionally nice von Huene baroque tenor in c'', #1400, rosewood with ivory rings, a=440 (no case) - $2000
von Huene baroque tenor recorder in c', 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


Kobliczek Renaissance garklein recorder in c''', sycamore, a=440 - $175 (2 in stock)
Hopf Renaissance sopranino recorder in f'', pear, a=440 - $200
Mollenhauer Dream soprano in c'', pearwood, double holes (blue, like new) - $100

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

Bartram Renaissance soprano in c'', one piece - $100
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
Kobliczek Renaissance alto in f', sycamore - $400

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 - $500
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
Loretto Renaissance tenor recorder in c', key and fontanelle - $700 $500
Moeck Renaissance bass in f, key & fontanelle, maple, wide brass ring - $900


Aesthé sopranino recorder in f'', boxwood, a=440 - $500

Aura soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=442 - $250
Dolmetsch soprano recorder in c'', satinwood, a=442 - $250

Coolsma Conservatorium soprano in c'', dark rosewood, a=440 - $200
Aura Conservatorium soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=440 - $250

Adège baroque soprano in c'', olive - $300
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'', palisander with ivory rings, a=440 - $300
     
same, with ivory rings, a=440 - $300
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', grenadilla with ivory rings, a=440 - $350 (2 in stock)
Mollenhauer Denner soprano recorder in c'', palisander (older model), a=440 - $275

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 (3 in stock)
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', older model, boxwood with imitation ivory rings $375
     same, without ivory rings - $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

Aesthé alto recorder in f', boxwood with plastic sleeve on mouthpiece, a=440 - $400
Küng Superio alto recorder in f', Castello boxwood stained reddish brown, very loud - $600
Mollenhauer 'Modern' alto recorder in f', pear, f-foot, a=442 - $700
     same, grenadilla - $1200
Dolmetsch Bressan alto recorder in f', boxwood - $800
Moeck Stanesby, Sr. alto recorder in f', Maracaibo boxwood with antiqued finish, a=442 - $900
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 in c', maple with 2 keys, a=440 (older model) - $250
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
     same, current model - $600
     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, small chip on bell - $550
Aesthé tenor recorder in c', ironwood with 2 keys, a=440 & a=415 - $1700
Küng Superio tenor recorder in c', olive, very nice - $1300

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 (3 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
Küng greatbass, rosewood, a=440 with bocal (older model) - $1000
Yamaha great bass recorder in c, YRGB-61, maple with brass keys - $2250


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 17th century  flute in d', zapatero, two pieces, a=440 - $800
Folkers & Powell Rafi flute in d', a=442+, grenadilla with silver rings - $600
Cameron Rafi flute in c', a=440, maple, one piece - $800
Sweetheart Irish flute in f' #8472, pearwood - $100
     same, key of g' - $100
Anonymous Irish flute, rosewood with nickel silver rings (?), keyless - $200
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 - $900

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

Cameron A Grenser baroque flute, 415, grenadilla - $1500
Andreas Glatt Rottenburgh baroque flute, acid-stained boxwood with 7 middle centers from c. a=440-a=392 - $3000

 

OTHER INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES

 
Vas Dias Grenser Classical oboe, boxwood, a=430, $1500
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-Steinkopf tenor cornamuse - $400
Castellano bass cornamuse - $600
Richard Wood bass crumhorn in F, 1 key, a=440, cane reed - $800
Körber sopranino rauschpfeife, cane reed - $500
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

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
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):
soprano - $100
alto (2) - $150 each
tenor (2) with key and fontanelle - $400 each

   
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