Antique and Rare Musical Instruments - Bought and Sold..
It was decided some
two years ago to extend the activities of the Early Music Shop into
what might be regarded as an obvious new direction - the sale and
acquisition of Genuine Antique and Rare Instruments - something we had
contemplated from the start of EMS, but we never found the time or
inspiration to make a start. For the past two years we have actively
sourced as many playable early instruments as possible covering most
early (18th century and beyond) woodwind, flutes, oboes etc. but
particularly specialising in baroque violins which were either still
equipped with their original neck, bass bar or had escaped modification
into post baroque set up.
The collection now stands at over 100 instruments and includes
instruments from the collections of the late Hermann Moeck and the
bassoonist Bill Waterhouse as well as an original 1793 Kirckman Single
Manual harpsichord. Each instrument has been catalogued, measured and
photographed and many of the stringed instruments have been
professionally restored by Colin Nichols (ex W Hill).
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