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Last Updated Friday 15th June 2018

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We export worldwide and all goods are fully insured..!
Please contact us for a quotation.

Wanted Clavichords..!
Do you have a clavichord you wish to sell..? Maybe one you no longer use..?
We are currently in contact with a school who require a large number of playable clavichords.
If you have one to sell, please contact us with details:

For over 30 years The Early Music Shop has operated a brokerage system of second hand instruments of every category – early keyboards, strings, woodwind and recorders etc.
The listing is mailed to our vast database and is reproduced here in full on our website.
Our website is updated weekly and is the speediest and most dependable method of disposing of an unwanted instrument, the funds from which may be used towards a new instrument or reimbursed directly into your bank account.

One attraction of the scheme is that we act as brokers only for the seller and so no form of taxation is added to the sale price, only on the commission you pay, which gives the instrument added value.

To offer an instrument for sale simply contact either our Saltaire or London branch and speak to a member of staff who will send out the authorisation form for you to complete and return with your instrument to either branch.
Once your instrument has been seen you will be contacted with a realistic assessment of its worth, and between us we agree a reasonable sale price. Please be aware that we have minimum prices set for instruments, which would have to be achieved in order to be listed.

Our reputation is second-to-none for second hand sales in the early music world, and sell to customer across the world.

It should be noted that due to space restrictions our London shop cannot deal with keyboards or other large instruments.

For instruments on sale at The Early Music Shop - Saltaire please email
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 288100

For instruments on sale at The Early Music Shop - London please email
or Tel: +44 (0) 207 632 3960  

Please quote the reference number of the item when enquiring.

Code: S for items in Saltaire
Code: L for items in London


"All customers please note that The Early Music Shop Used Instrument Agency is acting only as and agent for the instrument owners and gives no representation or warranty, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, in respect of the sale on the instruments on behalf of the owners

Please be aware some instruments made of or containing certain types of woods maybe subject to current CITES regulations which may incur additional charges (in particular when exporting outside Europe).  
For full details please click here or simply contact us for more information. 

In cases where CITES documents are required, we will make very effort to obtain and submit the correct documents. However, we can not be held responsible for any instrument seized by customs in the event of incorrect or missing paperwork. 


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