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Wanted
Wanted: 7-string bass viol
Young grad student/professional viol player looking for a fine 7-string bass viol to purchase. Located in NYC. Click here for email address.
Wanted: Treble Viol Case
Hard or soft. Ideal if in Southern California, or willing to ship. Click here for email address.
Wanted: Bass Viol for Rent or Loan in North Carolina
A university student now home in Winston-Salem, NC is in need of a bass viol with which to continue remote study. This student is a professional orchestral bassist, and could only fly home with her double bass (last minute, school COVID-19 closure), leaving her school viol in Los Angeles. Would be grateful for a loan or rent (fee flexible) if someone in the area has a spare viol on hand. Student can coordinate local instrument transport and add the viol to her existing insurance policy. Any leads appreciated. Click here for email address.
Wanted: Tuner pick-up
Wanted: Tuner pick-up adapted with jack to fit older android or iPhones. A number were made by Peter Payzant and sold at several Conclaves. Click here for email address.
For Sale : Viols
For Sale: Bass viol by Clifford Roberts
6-string bass viol by Clifford Roberts 1976, based on late 17th century Cremonese instrument. Matching inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece (design by Amati) by Warren Ellison. Played professionally by me all over the world for 40 years. I've upgraded to a 7 string. I'd like to see this instrument in good hands. $5000. See and hear here. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Bass viol by John Pringle
For Sale: Bass Viol by John Pringle, after Barak Norman, 6 strings, carved head, belly and back ornaments with hard case. $7,500. In philadelphia. Click here for email address, here for phone number.

For Sale: Two bass viols by Dominik Zuchowicz
Two bass viols by Dominik Zuchowicz. 6-string "Norman" $7,000. 7-string "Barbey" $8,000. Soft cases included. Pick-up only, in Houston. Click here for email address. Click here for email address.

For Sale: bass viol by Michael Plant
I have a lovely instrument in pristine condition for sale. The bass viol was custom made for me by Michael Plant in Sheffield England in 1985. It is based on a RIchard Meares instrument that dates from the Restoration period and was most probably a division viol. It has a beautifully hand carved head and pegbox, geometric inlay on back and purfling on the figerboard and tailpiece. String length is 73cm. It has a fine fluted stick (80 grams) with ivory frog and a fitted case. The stick was recently restrung and includes new Parastro strings. Asking price is well below market value: $4250. Will entertain serious offers. Photos on request. Click here for email address.

For Sale: treble viol by Charlie Ogle
Strung in open gut, with the bottom four strings from George Stoppani, and it comes with a soft case. $2300 Click here for email address.

For Sale: 7-string bass viol by Peter Tourin
7 string bass viol by Peter Tourin, after Bertrand. The instrument was made in 1985; String length is 69cm, taken down (from 72?) by Peter by adding a large nut and replacing the fingerboard. Body length is 67cm, width at the lower bout about 39.5 and depth 14.5cm. It is a big instrument with a relatively short string length and has a corresponding wonderfully rich bass sound. It has elaborately carved open scroll work rather than a carved head. Comes with hard case. Photos available if interested. Asking price $12,500. Instrument can be tried in Boston area. Click here for email address.

For Sale: treble viol by Michael Heale
Recently reconditioned by Scott Smith in Seattle, with new pegs and new bushings throughout. I am asking $6000 for this handsome innstument. Click here for email address.

For Sale: 7-string bass viol
I am selling my Charlie Ogle 7-string bass viol (Bertrand model, 71 cm). A small adjustment was made last year to the curvature of the bridge to facilitate playing on the outside top and bottom strings. Asking price $2450. Includes a soft case. Photos available upon request. Click here for email address.

For Sale: bass viol
1972 Uebel bass viola da gamba. $5000. Contact seller for photos. Click here for email address.

For Sale: treble viol by Wesley Brandt
Treble viol by Wesley Brandt, 2005, with Grabenstein bow and hard case; prefer to sell all together; asking $10,000. Photos available upon request. Local pick-up only in San Diego, CA. Click here for email address.

For Sale: bass viol by Charlie Ogle
Small bass viol by Charlie Ogle, 2004, with hard case. Asking $3,000. Photos available upon request. Local pick-up only in San Diego, CA. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Alto viol
Lovely alto viol (tuned with A on top) by Dominic Zuchowicz. 47 cm string-length. Strung in gut. With Kingham case, excellent condition. Carved head with laurel wreath. Photos on request. $8000 Click here for email address.

For Sale: Daniel Foster tenor and bass
Daniel Foster tenor (1979) and bass viola da gamba (1982) for sale. Instruments are constructed in the Barak Norman style and are in very good condition. Strings length of instruments are 52 cm and 67.5 cm respectively. New frets, bridges, and strings have been placed on the instruments by master luthier Edward Maday. Sound is throaty for the tenor and dark and rich for the bass. Prefer to sell the instruments as a set. Tenor viol price is $5,000. Bass viol price is $7,500. Hard cases included. Pictures and sale references are available upon request. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Ogle Workshop bass viol
Bass viol, Barak Norman model from Charlie Ogle Workshop, 2010. String length approx. 25 inches. Includes soft case in great condition, and bow (unknown maker) that needs to be rehaired. Asking $2200. Click here for email address.

For Sale : Bows
For Sale: Bass viol bow by Ralph Ashmead
Bass Viol Bow by Ralph Ashmead. Fluted stick made of snakewood, ivory frog and screw. Weight is 84 grams. Asking price is $2,000. Currently located in New York City. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Bass viol bow by Ralph Ashmead
Bass viol bow by R. Ashmead. Weight: 72 g. Length: 72.5 cm. Asking $1,300. Photos available upon request. Local pick-up only in San Diego, CA Click here for email address.
For Sale : Other Instruments
For Sale: Baroque Violin
Baroque Violin from the from the Charlie Ogle Workshop. This instrument was handcrafted in 2016. It is the deluxe model with double purfling on the front and back, and purfled ornaments on the back, fingerboard and tailpiece. It is quite beautiful and has a good, sweet tone. It has been very well cared for and maintained. The violin includes a snakewood baroque bow (also from Charlie Ogle's workshop) and an oblong hard case. Asking $2000 or best offer. Please email me with any inquiries. Click here for email address.

For sale: 14-course archlute
This is a 14 course archlute by Saadettin Sandi and Bahadir Sandi who are famous luthiers in Turkey. This archlute is made to the same specifications as the Sellas' archlute post circa 1639. The shortest strings are 57 cm. The longer strings are 83 cm. The tuning from thin to thick high pitch to low pitch is; a'a' e'e' bb gg dd AA GG FF E D C B A G. But IF YOU TRY TO TUNE TO A 440, YOU WILL BREAK THE FIRST STRING. Case included. The apprentice who finished it made a mistake with the frets which was then corrected but you can still see where the last two frets used to be. Between the nut and first fret the fingerboard's varnish was also smudged. Neither the fret flaw nor the smudge flaw are easily noticeable. Click here for email address.
(placed Aug 30 2020)
For sale: Renaissance guitar
4 course renaissance guitar by Lyn Elder with hard case. Asking $300. Photos available upon request. Local pick-up only in San Diego, CA. Click here for email address.
(placed Dec 26 2019)
For sale: early wind instruments
MOLLENHAUER CANTA GREAT BASS RECORDER. Purchased new from Von Huene several years ago; very lightly used - in excellent condition. With hard case (that has built-in stand), neck strap and foot. Asking $2500. Open to offer. Click here for email address.
(placed Dec 26 2019)
For sale: early wind instruments
Various early wind instruments: shawms, crumhorns, recorders, curtals, etc. In excellent condition. Photos on request. Click here for email address.
(Placed after May 1 2019
Variety of String Instruments
A variety of string instruments available for sale. These include a brand new Roosebeck Baroque guitar, a four string box guitar made of African Sepele, an Arabic Oud manufactured by Arab Instruments, and a black PRS electric guitar. Instruments ship from Dayton, Ohio. All instruments are in excellent condition and range from 300- $700. Pictures upon request. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2020-07-01)
For Sale: Accessories and Music
Sheet Music
I have a ton of viol music to sell for 50% of original cost plus shipping. Highlights include complete 5 part Holborne and Brade; complete 4 and 5 part Ward; Coperario; East; beautiful Monteverdi book; and much more. Click here for email address, or here for phone number to call or text.
(Placed 2020-07-01)
Sheet Music
I have some used bass viol and lyra viol sheet music if new would cost over $188 which I am selling as a unit for $74 or negotiable. They include Playford's Edition for Solo Lyra Viol Volumes 2,3,4, and 5, A Handbook of French Baroque Viol Technique by Hsu, First Solos for Bass Viol by Crum, Handel Sopnata for Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo Schott Edition, Le Sieur de Machy Pieces de Violle Eight Suites for Solo Bass Viol Series 4 Dove House Edition, Louis De Cais D'Hervelois Second Suite for Pardessus de Viole and Basso Continuo Series 19, Suite Pour Viole De Gambe Et Clevecin Beon Edition, and Louis de Caix d'Herveloi Sieben Altfranzosische Madchenbilder fur Vila da Gamba und Cembalo Breitkopf Edition. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2020-07-01)