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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 05/05/2022.

NEW ADDITIONS

 

Prescott transitional soprano recorder in c'' #4146, boxwood with brass ring, a=440 - $1500
von Huene Ganassi soprano recorder in c'' #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
vH standard soprano recorder in c'' #1963 (c. 1973), grenadilla & ivory, a=440 - $1200
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
von Huene standard baroque tenor recorder in c' #662, rosewood with ivory socket rings, a=440 - $1900
Prescott Denner tenor recorder in c' #2759, European boxwood, a=440 - $2000

Folkers & Powell Hotteterre flute #9, boxwood with imitation ivory cap, boss & socket ring, a=392, plays beautifully - $1500
RARE Cameron Bressan baroque flute, ebony with silver rings, a=415 - $2700


FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

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

Boudreau soprano recorder in c'' 'Handfluyt', boxwood, one piece, a=415 - $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

von Huene Ganassi soprano in c'', #8747, maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $800
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
extremely RARE von Huene 'standard' sopranino recorder in f'' #2587, rosewood - $800
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
     same in gorgeous rosewood, #12346 - $1300

(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' #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
J. Scott Denner alto recorder in f', Thai boxwood, a=415, single holes - $600
John Willman Bressan alto recorder in f', boxwood, a=415, single holes and historical fingerings - $700 - very fine instrument
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
Sorel Denner alto recorder in f', dark rosewood, a=415 - $1500 $1200
Levin-Silverstein Bressan alto recorder in f' #0208, boxwood, a=415 - $1200
Boudreau Bressan alto recorder in f' #230991, European boxwood, a=415 - $1500

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 d' tenor (voice flute), #4180 (1987), European boxwood, a=415/392* - $2900
     *= tenor in C at a=440

von Huene 'standard' tenor recorder in c' #871, rosewood with two ivory socket rings, a=440 - $1800
     same, #1398 - $1800

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

MID-PRICED RECORDERS


Barely used Mollenhauer Dream soprano recorder in c'', blue, double holes, a=442 - $150
Moeck Renaissance soprano recorder in c'',  maple with wide brass ring, a=440 - $300

Kobliczek Renaissance soprano recorder in c'', sycamore, a=440 - $300
Mollenhauer Kynseker soprano recorder in c'', maple (older model), a=440 - $300
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 Kynseker tenor recorder in c', key & fontanelle, extra keys on 4 + 6 - $800


Roesseler Meisterstücke sopranino recorder in f'', maple, a=440 - $150
Moeck Rottenburgh sopranino recorder in f'', boxwood - $250
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'', Maracaibo boxwood, a=442, like new - $300
     same, older model with ivory rings, completely reconditioned - $300
     same, older model, rosewood with ivory rings, completely reconditioned - $350
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', maple, a=440 - $175

Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=440 - $300

Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', palisander with ivory rings, a=440 - $350
     same, gambawood (rosewood) & ivory - $275

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

     same, boxwood with plastic mouthpiece - $450
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', recent model, boxwood, a=440 - $400
     same, rosewood, new thumb-bushing - $500

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', ebony with ivory rings, a=440 - $500
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', tulipwood, a=442, like new - $675
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
Mollenhauer 'Modern' alto recorder in f, blackwood, f-foot, a=442 - $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
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
Mollenhauer Dream tenor recorder in c', pear, two keys, a=442 - $850

ERGONOMIC altos & tenors
Moeck Flauto Leggero model alto recorder in f', maple with 2 brass keys - $400
Roessler Knicktenor in c', maple with brass joint, a=440 - $550
     same, rosewood - $650
Moeck Rottenburgh palisander tenor,
keys for holes 3 & 4 (NO keys on foot) - $600
Moeck Rottenburgh palisander tenor, 4 keys - $1000

BASS RECORDERS

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 Tuju greatbass recorder in c, maple, a=440 (older model) - $800
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

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=466, two pieces - $500
von Huene Renaissance flute in d' #1807, zapatero, a=415, 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

von Huene A Grenser baroque flute, boxwood, blond finish, a=415 - $1200
Prescott Grenser baroque flute, boxwood, blond finish, a=440/415, hard case - $1400

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, one brass key, a=445-455+ - $600
Anonymous Dresden style early 19th c., boxwood with horn rings, 4 brass salt-spoon keys, a=425-430 - $1800
Goulding flute c. 1840?, cocuswood with ivory rings, 4 silver keys, a=440-450+ - $1800
Gerock, c. 1840?, a=440, ebony with ivory rings, 6 silver keys, plays well - $2500

OTHER INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES

bass turnabout (crumhorn) in F, two keys, a=440 - $800
Moeck-Steinkopf alto crumhorn in f', 2 extension keys - $450
Moeck-Steinkopf tenor crumhorn in c', 2 extension keys - $550

Körber soprano rauschpfeife, cane reed, great condition - $700
RARE Bob Marvin (?) mute cornett in f (1968), maple, one piece with integral mouthpiece - $800
Lyn Elder rebec, 4 strings with plywood case & bow - $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.

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) 2 in stock

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