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Wanted
Wanted: Pringle treble viol
Wanted: 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.
(Placed 2018-10-08)
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: Brandt treble viols
New Treble viol, after 1609 Hoskins 39 cm string length, French Maple, with simple decorations and custom fit Kingham case. $7460
New Treble viol, c.1620 Jaye 36 cm string length, walnut and cherry, simple decorations with ebony veneered fingerboard and tailpiece and custom fit Kingham case. $7740
Both will be available at the upcoming 2019 Conclave and can be seen at:
brandtviols.com/available-now
(Placed 2019-07-03)
For Sale: Wanzer bass viol
Bass viol made in 1973 by Norman Wanzer in Poughkeepsie, NY. I believe it was modeled after the John Rose viol (hence the rose carved into the tailpiece.) The pegbox and scroll are also decorated with carving. The viol is in very good condition. The vibrating string length is 25-5/8 inches. The instrument is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Bow by unknown maker is included with viol. The bow needs rehairing. I can also include an unshaped, wooden case specifically made for this viol. The case is heavy, but would do for transporting viol. Asking price $2,000. Photos available upon request. Click here for email address.

For Sale: 2019 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 between A and B note. Strings and frets are pristine and newness shine is still on the instrument. Comes with a dark blue hard case. Instrument price plus shipping within the US is $3000. Picture are available. Seller has sale references. Click here for email address.

For Sale: 7-string Bass by Dombret
Lovely 7 String Bass Gamba, after Romain Cheron. Made in Belgium by Cedric Dombret. Highly figured maple back and sides, open decorated scroll. Lovely rich responsive sound. Comes with a new MTM hard case, custom made in the U.K. and a custom soft case by Colorado Case company, R16 rated for very cold weather. Also a Marais style snakewood bow. $8000.00 CDN dollars. Instrument is located in Toronto, Canada. Click here for email address.

For Sale: Tenor Viol
Charlie Ogle deluxe student tenor viol for sale. Instrument is clean and in very good condition. Body is clean. Possesses wolf tone on A string between B and C note. Comes with light clean black hard case. Instrument price plus shipping within the US is $2000. Picture are available. Seller has references. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-05-02)
For Sale: 7-string Bass by François Danger, 2015
This 7-string viol is a copy of Paolo Pandolfo's Bertrand. String length of 70 cm. It comes with 2 extra bridges and one extra soundpost. Pictures on request. Price: $10,000. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-04-07)
For Sale: German 5-string bass viola da gamba
Mid 20th century German viola da gamba by Georg Kelischek, which could also be set up as a 5-string baroque cello. It has gear tuning which works well. The overall condition of the instrument is excellent. The instrument includes a full setup, 2 bows (baroque and classical), and a hard case. Asking $1700 + shipping, or free local pickup in San Diego. Image here, image 2, image 3, image 4. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-04-07)
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)
For Sale: 7-string Bass by Shortridge, 1990
This 7 string bass viola da gamba was made by Linda Shortridge in 1990. It has a vibrating string length of 68.7 centimeters and “is in an excellent state of preservation” according to Sarah Peck, who restrung and appraised the instrument in 3/18. The neck ends in a peg-box and open scroll with two volutes. The instrument comes with a bass viola da gamba bow made by Louis Begin c. 1989. It has a snakewood stick, snakewood frog and ivory button. It weighs 75 grams. Also included is a shaped hard case that is in fair condition. Asking $8500. The instrument is located in western Massachusetts. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-02-20)
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 $5000. Bow not included. A few pictures can be found here. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2018-09-26)
For Sale: Kessler Tenor Viol
1970 Kessler tenor, number 116. $9,000. Currently in the US, will be in Paris in early September 2018. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2018-08-16)
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: Historic Bass Viols
Parting 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: 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: 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 (insurance appraisal on hand is $2,800). 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 $1,700. 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. Weight is 74 grams. Asking price is $2,000. Currently located in New York City. Can be transported to Conclave. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-04-18)
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. Can be transported to Conclave. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-04-20)
For Sale: Baroque Violin Bow
Baroque 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.
(Placed 2018-06-14)
For Sale: Bass Viol Bow
I 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.
(Placed 2018-06-10)
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: Lyn Elder Vielle
Popular 15th century vielle: #36 from 1994. Cherry, spruce, and rosewood. Excellent condition. $2750. Email for photos. 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: Antique Baroque Cello
The instrument is labeled “Cha & Sam Thompson 1781”. Gabriela Guadalajara made made a new nut, fingerboard, and bridge - there is also a bridge by Francis Beaulieu. The instrument is currently in New York City, but could be brought to BEMF. Asking price: $8,000. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-04-29)
For Sale: Zen-On Bass Recorder, model 5500B
Mint condition, very lightly used Zen-On bass recorder model 5500B with case and accessories. It is made of cherry and is a beautiful rosy color. Easily playable, even for beginners, this direct blow bass has thumb support on back and is made in three sections with two keys for C and C#. It has a lovely, clear tone. Asking $750. It's located in western Massachusetts. Click here for email address.
(Placed 2019-02-20)
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: Baroque violin
Violin 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.
(Placed 2018-06-14)
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: Two Antique Cellos
Unique 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: 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)