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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 12/21/2021.

NEW ADDITIONS

Prescott sopranino recorder in f'', European boxwood, a=440/415, like new - $2700
Küng Superio soprano recorder in c'', plum, a=442, like new - $250
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', Maracaibo boxwood, a=442, like new - $300
Aesthé soprano recorder in c'' #305, boxwood, a=440 - $600
RARE von Huene Rippert soprano recorder in c'', #6712, full ivory - $5000

Boudreau Ganassi alto recorder in g', fruitwood, a=415/440/466 - $2300

Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', palisander, a=442, like new - $675
     same, tulipwood - $750
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

Prescott baroque alto recorder in f' #2701, European boxwood - $1700
RARE von Huene Renaissance tenor recorder in c' #1361, zapatero boxwood, with key and fonatalle, pristine condition - $2500
von Huene bass recorder in f #8869, beautiful rosewood with ivory rings and sterling silver keywork - $3000
Yamaha YRGB 61 great bass recorder in c, maple with 6 brass keys (including d/d#), a=442, LIKE NEW CONDITION - $2700
Rosseler contrabass recorder in F, pearwood, a=440 - $3000

FINE HAND-MADE RECORDERS

Levin-Silverstein Renaissance soprano in c'', blond maple, 1 piece, a=440 - $600
Levin soprano recorder in c'' #0218, 'van Eyck Handfluyt', boxwood, one piece, a=440 - $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 - $900
Bernhard Junghänel Renaissance tenor in c', pear, two pieces with brass ring, a=440 - $500
Levin-Silverstein Renaissance consort tenor in c' #0330, maple, 1 piece with key and basket - $1200
     same, #2171 - $1000

     same, but with two additional keys for holes 3 & 4 - $1500

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

Boudreau Aesthé soprano recorder in c'' #404, European boxwood, a=440 - $600
Boudreau Steenbergen soprano recorder in c'', European boxwood, significantly warped, but plays well, a=440 - $800
von Huene 'standard' soprano recorder in c'' #2084, rosewood with ivory socket rings, a=440 - $1200
Boudreau Aesthé alto recorder in f' #3102, European boxwood, a=440 - $900

(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' #69, rosewood with ivory -  $1600
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #125, rosewood with ivory rings - $1400

von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #269, rosewood with ivory socket rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f', #446, dark rosewood with ivory socket rings - $1400
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1004, rosewood with ivory rings - $1400
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1431, rosewood with ivory rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f', #3504, grenadilla with ivory rings - $1500
von Huene 'standard' alto recorder in f' #1620, kingwood will full ivory mounts - $1700

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
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
von Huene Denner alto recorder in f' #6128, boxwood, a=415 - $1900

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', rosewood with two ivory socket rings, a=440 - $1800
     same, #1398 - $1800
von Huene baroque tenor in c' #1369 dark rosewood with c/c# and d/d# keys, ivory socket rings - $2200
von Huene 'standard' tenor recorder in c' #1201 (1969), palisander with ivory rings and four keys (c/c# and d/d#) in hard case - $2300
J. Scott Denner tenor in c', boxwood, keyless, a=415 - $1200

MID-PRICED RECORDERS


Kobliczek Praetorius garklein recorder in c''', sycamore, a=440 - $200
Fehr sopranino recorder in f'', boxwood, a=440 - $200
Moeck Renaissance soprano recorder in c'', maple with wide brass ring - $300
Mollenhauer Kynseker soprano recorder in c'', maple (older model), a=440 - $300

Moeck Renaissance alto in f', 2nd generation, maple with wide brass ring - $400 (excellent example)
Hopf Praetorius alto recorder in f', sycamore - $400
Bartram Renaissance alto in f', maple - $250
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 (2 in stock, $1200 for the pair)
Mollenhauer Dream Edition alto recorder in f', plum, a=442 - $600
Hopf Renaissance tenor in c', pearwood, keyless, older model - $350
Moeck Renaissance bass recorder in f (2nd generation with wide brass ring), maple, one key - $800


Küng Classica sopranino recorder in f'', rosewood - $150
Moeck Rottenburgh sopranino recorder in f'', maple - $150
     same, palisander - $275
Fehr sopranino recorder in f'', boxwood, a=440 - $200
Mollenhauer Dream soprano recorder in c'', pearwood, red with gold rings - $125
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
Moeck Rottenburgh soprano recorder in c'', boxwood, a=440 - $250

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

Mollenhauer Denner soprano recorder in c'', olive, a=442, like new - $425
Moeck Steenbergen soprano recorder in c'', grenadilla, a=442 - $600
Bernolin Stanesby soprano recorder in c'', black resin, a=442 - $325
Küng Denner soprano recorder in c'', grenadilla, a=442 - $400
Moeck Ehlert soprano recorder in c'', grenadilla with 2 keys, a=442, like new - $1275
Moeck Ehlert alto recorder in f', grenadilla with 2 keys, a=442, like new - $1750
Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', maple, a=440 - $275 (2 in stock)
     same - $300

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', palisander, newer model, a=442 - $500

Moeck Rottenburgh alto recorder in f', ebony with ivory rings, a=440 - $500
Mollenhauer Denner alto recorder in f', pearwood, a=442 - $350
Dolmetsch alto recorder in f', rosewood (no ivory) - $300
Dolmetsch alto recorder in f' #14238 (16498 foot), rosewood & ivory, with
Bernolin Stanesby alto recorder in f', black resin, a=442 - $450
Mollenhauer 'Modern' alto recorder in f', grenadilla, 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', 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
Mollenhauer Canta Knicktenor in c', pearwood with bent neck and four keys - $875
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 (2 in stock)

Moeck Tuju bass recorder in f, maple with four keys, direct blow - $500
Moeck Tuju bass (direct blow), maple, a=440 (older model) - $400
Moeck Flauto Leggero bass in f, maple, bent neck - $800 (includes foot peg)
Paetzold by Kunath Solo bass recorder in f, black Resona plastic, fully keyed - $1500
Moeck Tuju greatbass recorder in c, maple, a=440 (older model) - $900
von Huene greatbass recorder in c , maple, a=440 with ivory rings, full brass keywork and bocal - $5000

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=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

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
Folkers & Powell T. Lot baroque flute (Mark I model), boxwood, a=392 - $1400
Andreas Glatt Rottenburgh baroque flute, blond boxwood, a=415/392 - $1400
Simon Polak Kirst baroque flute, boxwood 'acid' stained with imitation ivory mounts, a=415 - $1500
Polak Wijne baroque flute, blackwood & imitation ivory, a=415 - $1625
Polak Rippert baroque flute, 3 joints, acid-stained boxwood with imitation ivory mounts, a=400 - $1750
Poilak Tassi baroque flute, blackwood with imitation ivory, spectacular instrument, a=400 - $1750
Berney Naust flute (4 joint), grenadilla with imitation ivory, a=415/392 - $1900

Andreas Glatt Rottenburgh baroque flute, acid-stained boxwood with 7 middle centers from c. a=440-a=392 - $3000

 

OTHER INSTRUMENTS & ACCESSORIES

 

Dalton Galpin oboe, boxwood, a=392, $1500
bass turnabout (crumhorn) in F, two keys, a=440 - $800
Moeck bass rackett (older model, cane reed, no case) - $1200
Moeck-Steinkopf sopranino rauschpfeife - $200
Körber soprano rauschpfeife, great condition - $700
Robert Cronin bass dulcian - $2800

Williamson tabor, 14", with soft carrying case (no stick) - $450
Monk resin cornettino in c', a=440 - $200
Finke tenor sackbut - $1200

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 $140) 2 in stock

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