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Wanted
Wanted: D Violone
I'm interested in purchasing a D violone, preferably with a string length of between 100-108cm. Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 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.
Wanted: Renaissance/Early viols or vihuelas de arco in a variety of sizes
I 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.
(Placed 2018-08-16)
Wanted: G Violone to Rent
Seeking 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.
(Placed 2018-07-18)
Wanted: Heavy-built 7-String Bass Viol
Experimental 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.
(Placed 2018-06-05)
Wanted: Professional Quality Bass Viol
Seeking 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.
(Placed 2018-05-16)
For Sale : Viols
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 $4,000. Bass viol price is $6,500. Hard cases included. Pictures and sale references are available upon request. Click here for email address.

For Sale: 7-String bass by Dominik Zuchowicz
Dominik Zuchowicz 1997 Pierray model 7 string bass gamba. 71cm string length. Carved back for more projection - good for playing with modern instruments. New strings. Carved scroll. Current appraisal $8000. Custom Accord carbon fiber case $2000. No bow. $10,000 or best offer. Located in San Antonio, Texas. Photos available. Click here for email address.

For Sale: 7-String bass by Johnn C. Dale
Bass viol da gamba (seven string), 70cm, made around 1998 by Johnn C. Dale (luthier, Australia / WORCO). Flat back with graceful see through scroll and inlays on the back. Many pictures upon request. Included is a Hiscox Liteflite black hard shell case (England), lined with tea rose colored padding, and two fine bows also made by the luthier, one of tiger wood with mammoth tooth ferrule. $4,400 plus shipping (located in Sacramento, California). Excellent value. Click here for email address.

For Sale: 6-String Consort Bass by Francis Beaulieu (2010)
Copy of a large bass viol after Henry Jaye (1621). String length 81 cm. This instrument is strung in all plain gut (also comes with a spare plain-gut G and D). It is the ideal bass instrument for consort music and 17th-century continuo lines. Comes with a custom-made case by Maurizio Riboni. Asking price is $10,500. Pictures upon request. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Renaissance bass viol
Renaissance 6-string Flatback Bass Viola da Gamba (with wooden case) by Michael Heale, Guilford, England, 1977, No.181. 2-piece spruce top with medium grain toward edges, 2-piece highly flamed quarter-cut maple with inlaid patterned purfling, matching slab cut highly flamed maple ribs, carved slightly flamed maple neck with inlaid purfling, pierced pegbox fitted with six rosewood pegs with ivory ball finales, rosewood fingerboard with ivory nut, transparent pale golden amber varnish. Upper bout 30.0cm, middle bout 21.7cm, lower bout 36.0cm, body length top 65.8cm, body length back 67.0cm, rib width 11.8cm, String Length 67.5cm. $3,500 or best offer. 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: Kessler treble viol
Beautiful Kessler treble viol for sale with Kingham case. This is a professional quality instrument, used for several recordings, see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y37lCFxv-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PPXP61HhSU
Also used in many concerts. Has a bright, beautiful, sparkly sound. $9,500 More information and photos on request. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Gardini bass viol
Viola da Gamba with endpin made by Italian maker Athos Gardini in Bologna, 1977. The instrument is in excellent condition, no cracks or other imperfections. Ebony tailpiece made by hand, body size 66cm. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Treble viol
Treble Viol. Built by Timothy Johnson, 2017. 37.5cm string length, smaller body. Golden reddish brown varnish. Plain boxwood pegs, nut, and tailpiece post. Fingerboard and tailpiece are ebony veneer over maple. Dolphin scroll. Decorated back. Four gut and two wound silver strings. Beautiful instrument with bright sound, easy to play. It has a more baroque, virtuosic sound. In perfectly new, gently played-in, condition with new custom Kingham hard case, Oasis humidifier, and extra strings. Pictures on eBay listing. Price $7,800. Will consider offers. Contact David Dauphiné. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Pringle bass viol, Lewis model
Pringle 6-string bass viol, Lewis model, constructed 2018. Carved head and pegbox with boxwood pegs, double purfling on back and belly, purfled belly ornament, purfled geometric design on maple fingerboard and tailpiece. Includes bow by H.F. Grabenstein with the highly carved open frog and turned adjuster of prehistoric mammoth tusk. This is a legal and CITES exempt material, from a US based dealer who can provide further documentation as necessary. Also includes a custom made hardshell case by Kingham MTM & Co. and 2 sets of Pirastro strings. Price $12,000 USD. Photos upon request. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Lu-Mi Treble viol
Wendy Lu-Mi treble viol, after John Hoskins - $2700. Includes Renaissance bow from David Kerr violin shop of Portland OR, and a custom hard case. This viol was personally chosen by Joanna Blendulf from among many tested at the Lazar workshop several years ago. Contact Barry Hirsch, phone 503-407-2340, or click here for email address.

For Sale: 2010 Lu Mi tenor
Lu Mi 2010 student tenor viol for sale. Instrument is in excellent/brand new condition because it has only been played a few times. Possesses wolf tone on A string. Strings and frets are pristine and newness shine is still on the instrument. Comes with a dark blue hard case. Instrument price is $2850. Picture are available. Seller has sale references. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Violone in D by Hill
Violone in D, $17,000. Keith Hill Op. #457 (2013). Large, very full-sounding violone. After Maggini, but not a strict copy of any particular instrument. String length of 108 cm. Equipped with Peghed tuners. Figurehead is a commanding lion. Bottom rests on a round knob, with insertable wooden pegs of three different lengths to accommodate varying heights. Strung in gut (Gamut). Comes with two bows and a custom Messina gig bag. Can be seen in Durham, North Carolina. I prefer not to ship. Pictures on request. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-02-24)
6-string D Violone by Gene Ivey
Violone built by violin maker Gene Ivey of Alabama, in 2001. Originally built as a double bass, converted to violone by John Pringle in North Carolina. Photos upon request. $6,500. Contact the Bass Violin Shop in Greensboro, NC, click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-02-04)
For Sale: 7-string Bass Viol by Hathaway, 1977
7-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.
(Placed 2018-12-13)
For Sale: Bass Viol by Jakob Meinertzen, 1710
Bass 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.
(Placed 2018-10-25)
For Sale: Treble Viol by Prentice
Treble 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 $3500. Includes a "student" grade Chinese bow. A few pictures can be found here. 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.
(Placed 2018-08-16)
For Sale: Treble Viol by Kraft
Copy 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.
(Placed 2018-08-16)
Lu-Mi Treble Viol
Treble 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: 6 String Bass Viola da Gamba
Daniel 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 Viol
7-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 Viol
6-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: Ashmead bass viol bow
Bass viol bow by Ralph Ashmead. Fluted stick and frog of dark snakewood with mammoth button. 72.5 grams; 29 5/8” length. Brand new white hair. $2100 obo, shipping and insurance included. Pics available on request. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Grabenstein tenor bow
I am selling a lightly used H. F. Grabenstein consort model tenor bow. It has a Blackwood stick and boxwood frog with a screw mechanism. The specifications are as follows: weight 56 grams, stick length 72 cm, and hair length 59 cm. I’m asking $1600 USD or best offer. The bow is located in Montreal but I’m willing to discuss shipping options with interested parties anywhere in the world. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Monical bass bow
Pernambuco Bass Viola da Gamba Bow by William Monical, ca. 1975. Octagonal pernambuco stick, ebony frog, ebony button, weight is 62 grams. $1,200 or best offer. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Bass or violone snakewood bow
Unstamped, Brazilian French-style snakewood Baroque bass or D-violone bow, ca. 2006, from United Strings International of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Octagonal snakewood stick, snakewood frog, snakewood button. Weight 131g. $2,000 or best offer. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Marais-style bass bow by Pierre Patigny
Long, Marais style bass viol bow by Pierre Patigny, 79.6 - 80.5 g, comes with two screw adjusted frogs and buttons (original - from imitation and fossil documented ivory and custom made snake wood for easy travel made by David Hawthorne). Bow is in good condition, price negotiable, $2,300. Bow may be viewed in the Boston area. Photos on request. Click here for email address.
For Sale: Grabenstein bass bow
H.F.Grabenstein black wood bass viol bow with screw adjusted frog made of snake wood, 72,5 g. hair track comes all the way around the frog, making it look like a clip-in style. Price is $1,600, negotiable. Bow may be viewed in the Boston area. Photos on request. Click here for email address.
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.
(Placed 2019-04-20)
For Sale: Two Bows
1) 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: 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
For sale: Baroque instruments
  • Amati-pattern baroque violin by David Rubio.
  • Corelli model violin / viola d’amore bow by Michael Vann.
  • Biber-style violin bow made by Philip Brown, with clip-in frog.
  • Baroque viola bow, circa 1960, by Arthur Bultitude, with exquisite heart-carved frog.
  • Baroque cello bow, believed made by Arthur Bultitude, stamped “Arnold Dolmetsch.”
Photos and further information on request. Please contact Patricia Jones, click here for email address.
For sale: Baroque cello
Baroque cello; older instrument (no label) with gut strings, pegheds, used as baroque instrument although neck length is unaltered. Used professionally. $4,000.00. Martha Bishop. Click here for email address.
Variety of String Instruments
A variety of string instruments available for sale. These include a Roosebeck lute, a Roosebeck vihuela, a four string box guitar made of African Sepele, a Arabic Oud manufactured by Arab Instruments, and a black PRS electric guitar. Instruments ship from Dayton, Ohio and are in the $300- $450 price range. All instruments are in excellent condition. Pictures upon request. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-04-29)
For Sale: Violoncello Da Spalla
Violoncello Da Spalla is now available. This fine instrument, built under the tutelage of Dmitry Badiarov. The model played by Sergey Malov and Sigiswald Kuijken. Includes hardshell Kingham case and extra set of Aquilla gut strings. Photos and videos are available. For more information, click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-01-22)
For Sale: Flemish harpsichord
For Sale: Flemish (Ruckers model) single-manual harpsichord, 2x8 with 52 note range. San Diego area. $7,000. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2018-04-30)
For Sale: Alto Recorder
1970s 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: Guitar
Yamaha 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: Harpsichord
Zuckermann 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: Bass Viol Case
Used Kingham bass viol case fit for a large Bertrand model. Comes with detachable wheels. Currently located in New York City. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-04-20)