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Wanted: 7-string bass violWanted: 7-string bass viol by Bodart, Kraft, or Derat. If anyone has a 7-string by any of these makers for sale, please contact me. Click here for email address.
Wanted: Pringle treble violWanted: John Pringle treble viol. Would consider either Rose or Hoskins models. If you have an instrument for sale, please contact me. Click here for email address.
Wanted: Renaissance/Early viols or vihuelas de arco in a variety of sizesI am a student specializing in earlier repertoires. I am seeking one instrument in each of the following sizes: treble, alto or tenor, bass, great bass, also the bows to play them with. Target period/model could be anywhere from c. 1470-c.1620. I am willing to consider a variety of ways to get instruments - from commissioning a set, to buying the right individual used instruments in order to assemble a set. If you are a luthier with an interest in early instruments I would be happy to hear from you, likewise if you are a player with something you would sell. Click here for email address.
Wanted: G Violone to RentSeeking a G Violone to rent. I might want to buy it if I like the instrument, I will be at Conclave this summer. Click here for email address.
Wanted: Heavy-built 7-String Bass ViolExperimental violist seeking one of the pre-historical-construction-movement 7-string bass viols from the 70s, heavy enough to perhaps handle steel strings, and perhaps with endpin. Click here for email address.
Wanted: Professional Quality Bass ViolSeeking fine bass viol for young professional located in Ohio, 6- or 7-string. I will be at Conclave this summer and would be happy to try instruments then. Click here for email address.
Wanted: Parts for 6 string Westover bass gambaLooking for pegs and tailpiece for a 6 string Westover bass gamba. Contact Jeff Krieger. Click here for email address.
(Placed 13 Dec, 2017)
For Sale : Viols
For Sale: 7-string Bass Viol by Hathaway, 19777-string bass viol by Hathaway, England in 1977. Excellent condition. String length: 71cm. Deep and profound tone. Does not come with a case. Price: $8,800. Pictures are available. Local pick-up only in Queens, NY. For more information, click here for email address.
For Sale: Small 6-string bass viol by FreguinSelling a small 6-string bass viol by Dominique Fréguin, Strasbourg, 2009. The maker`s own model based on small original viols by Smith and Jaye, but with a carved front, so has excellent projection and a really even, warm tone. Short string-length (66cm) - it works beautifully for 17th-century music at high pitch and has been known to stand up well against a trombone consort! It’s also very nice for lyra and division playing, or would be a comfortable all-round instrument for someone with small hands. Currently all gut strung but I do have wound bass strings for it so it can be tried with these too. Comes complete with a good, padded soft case. Asking €7,000 (euro) but open to negotiation.
Currently available for trial in Basel or London, or elsewhere in Europe by arrangement. Shipping to the US or Canada is certainly possible (or transport by a colleague travelling in that direction). Click here for email address.
For Sale: Bass Viol by Jakob Meinertzen, 1710Bass viol by Jakob Meinertzen, 1710. Also available: Kolstein Uni-Air Cello Carrier – KU9000 travel case, heavy but sturdy for travel. Viol currently is in Europe. Photos available upon request. Price negotiable. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Tenor Viol by CrockerTenor Viol (c. 1986) by Derwood Crocker (NY, 1939-2012) with custom case and two bows. 17th C design, curved sides, tailpiece after Praetorius. String length 52 cm. Currently set up as an A tenor at 415; also works well in G. Renaissance style bow, also by Crocker, 68 cm. (needs rehairing); also second bow (unknown maker), 70 cm. The Crocker workshop has produced hundreds of instruments (many one of a kind), for performers nationwide; his instruments are in the collections of numerous colleges and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Photos available upon request. $5,000. Contact Dr. Susan Sandman, Professor of music, emerita, Wells College www.ElizabethanConversation.com. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Treble Viol by PrenticeTreble viol by Ronald Prentice, London, 1972. Includes Robinwood hard case. Lion head scroll, beautiful golden finish, and lovely decorative purfling on back. Powerful, well-balanced tone. Asking $5000. Bow not included. A few pictures can be found here. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Kessler Tenor Viol1970 Kessler tenor, number 116. $9,000. Currently in the US, will be in Paris in early September 2018. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Festooned Bass Viol by Myall"Festooned” bass viol by Norman Myall of England. This is a painstaking copy of an original by J. Rose in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. You may see the original at p. 12 of “The Identities of the Viols in the Ashmolean Museum” by Michael Fleming, here. Myall has copied the rich detail of the ornamented original. The instrument is a 6-string consort bass with a striking sound, thanks to a consultation with Robert Boothby of Fretwork, who himself owned and played a copy. Price $10,000. click here for email address.
For Sale: Treble Viol by KraftCopy by Judith Kraft, the American maker in Paris, of a French 18th-century treble. The original viol was found hanging on a peg in France in the late 20th century in excellent condition except that worms had eaten at the pegbox. Rather than replace the pegbox, the French authorities decided to keep the instrument intact to make copies. Ms. Kraft was selected to make this, the first copy, which was formerly owned by Tina Chancey. Price $7,500. click here for email address.
For Sale: Tenor ViolLu Mi 2009 student tenor viol for sale. Instrument is clean and in very good condition. An abrasive mark on lower bout edge and 2 cosmetic nicks only. Body is clean. Possesses wolf tone on A string between B and C note. Comes with clean burgundy hard case. Instrument price plus shipping within the US is $2250. Picture and sound file are available. References are also available. For more information, click here for email address.
(Placed 6 Apr, 2018)
For Sale: Hammond 7-string bass7-string bass viol for sale. Made by Richard Hammond, at Gipsy Hill, London in 1976 the instrument has been actively played until recently. The scroll is the hollowed out type and the top has a beautiful carved rose set just under the end of the fingerboard, which is made out of Asian Ebony. Good instrument for a beginner and that's not made in China! Currently has new strings and is available to try in Montreal. I am looking to sell the instrument in order to buy a new copy of an early English viol. With case the asking price is $5,000 USD. Photos can be found here. For more information, click here for email address.
(Placed 12 Mar, 2018)
Lu-Mi Treble ViolTreble Gamba, made by Wang-Zhi Ming with Lu-Mi Instruments in 2005. Nice instrument with no blemishes, but needs new strings and a bow. It comes with a Cushy case was purchased at the Early Music Store in London, UK. Asking $2000. Please contact me via email, click here for email address.
(Placed 18 Dec, 2017)
For Sale: Historic Bass ViolsParting ways with beautiful old viols. A 7 string attributed to F. Ruggieri and a 6 string probably made by Matteo Gofriller. The dendro is correct on the 6 but off by 20 years on the 7. Each has a wonderful sound and truly unique history. Contact Sarah Peck in Massachusetts or New York at: sarahwpeckviolins.com.
(Placed 30 Nov, 2017)
For Sale: 7 String Bass ViolI have a Sato 7 string viola da gamba for sale. It's in exceptional condition although it could use a set of strings. This instrument was constructed in 1977. Asking $9500 but negotiable. Click here for email address.
(Placed 30 June, 2017)
For Sale: 6 String Bass Viola da GambaDaniel Foster 6 string Bass Viola da Gamba modeled after Barak Norman and John Rose, made in 1995 in Blacksburg Virginia. In excellent condition. Comes with custom case and German bow by professional bow maker Walter Metal of Moehrendorf, Germany. Asking price for everything is $8,000 or Best Offer. Please contact Janine. Click here for email address.
(Placed 31 Jan, 2017)
For Sale: 7 String Bass Viol7-string Bass Viol made by Daniel Foster patterned after Barak Norman made in 2013 for $7500. Contact Daniel Foster. Click here for email address.
(Placed 18 Dec, 2016)
For Sale: 6 String Bass Viol6-string Bass Viol made by Daniel Foster patterned after Barak Norman made in 2002 for $6500. Contact Daniel Foster. Click here for email address.
(Placed 18 Dec, 2016)
For Sale : Bows
For Sale: Bass BowBass bow for sale. Harry Grabenstein's consort bow. About 29 inches, 68 grams. Macassar Ebony and Boxwood. Picture upon request. Asking $1500. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Baroque Violin BowBaroque Violin Bow made by Ralph Ashmead. $1,500 I will have it with me at the VdGSA Conclave in July 2019. Contact Margaret Peterson. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Bass Viol BowI am selling my beautiful bass viol bow by Louis Begin purchased in 2011. It is a French Marais Model, made of black snake wood. $1500 dollars. Currently located in Wisconsin, I can have it sent to conclave to try. Contact Eric Miller. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Two Bows1) Blackwood bow for treble or tenor viol, made by Christopher English. $1500.
2) Renaissance bow for tenor viol, made by Harry Grabenstein. $1500.
Contact John Mark Rozendaal. Click here for email address.
(Placed July 6, 2017)
For Sale : Other Instruments
For Sale: Baroque violinViolin set up with baroque bridge and gut strings. Violin has stamp reading “Conservatory Violin”. Hard case with zippered cloth cover is included. $700. I will have it with me at the VdGSA Conclave in July 2019. Contact Margaret Peterson. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Flemish harpsichordFor Sale: Flemish (Ruckers model) single-manual harpsichord, 2x8 with 52 note range. San Diego area. $7,000. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Alto Recorder1970s era Kung Alto Palisander Recorder with ivory fittings. Not played extensively, and is in beautiful condition. This is a gorgeous instrument with a lovely sound. No case due to being housed in a large padded case with other recorders. Has lived in case for 30 years. I realize ivory is NOT a selling point and only mention this as full disclosure and wish it did not have this due to the obvious morality issues regarding ivory. Will provide photos on request. $800. Please email me if you are interested. Click here for email address.
(Placed 12 Sept 2017)
For Sale: GuitarYamaha Classic CG150CA guitar. Played about 5 times, sounds and looks brand new and is gorgeous. Hard case included. The case was purchased with the guitar and the instrument has lived in it ever since. The exterior clasps of the case do not look brand new due to whatever the air does to deteriorate them, but the case is not damaged in any way and is clearly in pristine condition when you see inside it. Will provide photos on request. $190. Please email me if you are interested. Click here for email address.
(Placed 12 Sept 2017)
For Sale: Two Antique CellosUnique antique cello, long pattern at 76.5cm body length, full size, baroque set up, made in Europe, c.1800, unknown maker, in perfect playing condition, asking 15,000 USD (negotiable). Local pick up only in Montreal, QC, no shipping. Old cello, 5 strings (with high D or E string) full size - not piccolo, made in Europe, has label but difficult to read, in perfect playing condition, asking 12,000 USD (negotiable). Images here. Please email for more information. Click here for email address.
(Placed 9 May 2017, updated 25 May 2017)
For Sale: HarpsichordZuckermann English bentside spinet harpsichord. Solid wood casework with slight damage to decorative moldings from transport. Spruce soundboard with no cracks; reverse keyboard with rosewood naturals, faux ivory sharps and carved arcades on key fronts. Instrument professionally inspected and regulated recently and is in excellent stable playing condition. Approximately 67" long and 25" deep. 54 notes GG/BB–d3, with short octave and split sharps in the bass for fully chromatic range. Strung in brass. Original stand not included, but previous owner fitted instrument with three detachable fluted legs. Includes toolkit with tuning hammer, spare jacks, plectra, strings and other spare parts. Pictures available upon request. $3,000 or best offer. Click here for email address.
(Placed 27 Apr 2017)
For Sale: Accessories and Music
For Sale: Stand for bass gambaHand crafted oak bass gamba stand in excellent condition. Folds flat for easy transport. It will accommodate a body up to a 29 inches. I'll be glad to send pictures to potential buyers. Price is $50 plus actual postage. Contact D. Pledger. Click here for email address.