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Bowed String Instruments

  • EMS Soprano Rebec with Semi Rigid Padded Case

    Early Music Shop
    £425.00
    2 reviews

    The Early Music Shop soprano rebec is an excellent 3 string instrument based on several historic patterns. The body is carved from a single block o...

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  • EMS Alto Rebec with Semi Rigid Padded Case

    Early Music Shop
    £450.00
    1 review

    The Early Music Shop alto rebec is an excellent 3 string instrument based on several historic patterns. The body is carved from a single block of w...

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  • EMS Tenor Rebec with Semi Rigid Padded Case

    Early Music Shop
    £475.00
    2 reviews

    The Early Music Shop tenor rebec is an excellent 3 string instrument based on several historic patterns. The body is carved from a single block of...

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  • Hora Tenor Bowed Psaltery with bow, bag and tuning key

    Hora
    £225.00

    Hora Tenor Bowed Psaltery with bow, bag and tuning key - made from solid maple with a sitka spruce soundboard and laminated maple/birch back.  This...

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  • Hora Soprano Bowed Psaltery with bow, bag and tuning key

    Hora
    £175.00
    2 reviews

    Hora Soprano Bowed Psaltery with bow, bag and tuning key - made from solid maple with a sitka spruce soundboard and laminated maple/birch back.  Th...

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  • Mihály Vrábel - Galician Style Hurdy Gurdy

    Mihaly Vrabel
    £1,275.00

    Mihály Vrábel - Galician Style Hurdy Gurdy - a fairly rustic hand made 5 string hurdy gurdy with trompette, but fully functional and keenly price...

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  • Mihály Vrábel - Baroque Style Hurdy Gurdy

    Mihaly Vrabel
    £1,275.00

    Mihály Vrábel - Baroque Style Hurdy Gurdy - a fairly rustic hand made 5 string hurdy gurdy with trompette, but fully functional and keenly priced...

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  • Hora Alto Bowed Psaltery with bow, bag and tuning key

    Hora
    £195.00

    Hora Alto Bowed Psaltery with bow, bag and tuning key - made from solid maple with a sitka spruce soundboard and laminated maple/birch back.  This ...

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  • Premium Bundle - Lu-Mi Master 7-String Viol after Bertrand

    Lu-Mi
    from £4,750.00
    3 reviews

    The master 7-string Bass Viol after Nicholas Bertrand (1704). This viol is modelled after a French bass viol by Bertrand and is particularly suitab...

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  • Premium Bundle - Lu-Mi Master Treble Viol after Jaye

    Lu-Mi
    from £2,850.00

    Lu Mi Treble viol after Henry Jaye 1620 (string length 366mm). This treble viol after Henry Jaye is made from very high quality wood and combines e...

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  • Lu-Mi Standard 7-String Viol after Bertrand

    Lu-Mi
    from £3,450.00

    The standard 7-string Bass Viol after Nicholas Bertrand (1704). This viol is modelled after a French bass viol by Bertrand and is particularly suit...

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  • Mihály Vrábel - Renaissance Style Hurdy Gurdy

    Mihaly Vrabel
    £1,275.00

    Mihály Vrábel - Renaissance Style Hurdy Gurdy - a fairly rustic hand made 4 string hurdy gurdy with trompette, but fully functional and keenly pr...

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  • EMS Fiddle Medieval - E.A.D.G

    Early Music Shop
    £650.00

    EMS Fiddle Medieval - E.A.D.G - an inexpensive medieval fiddle made from solid wood through out and includes a semi-rigid padded bag.   Vibrating ...

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  • Lu-Mi 5-string Baroque Cello after Amati

    Lu-Mi
    from £4,950.00
    3 reviews

    Lu-Mi 5-string baroque  cello after an original by Antonio and Girolamo Amati. This model was originally made to be a 5 string instrument. It has a...

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  • Lu-Mi Standard Tenor Viol after Jaye

    Lu-Mi
    from £2,800.00
    1 review

    Lu Mi Tenor viol after Henry Jaye (string length 560mm). This standard tenor viol is made from very high quality wood and combines excellent craftm...

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  • Premium Bundle - Lu-Mi Master Tenor Viol after Jaye

    Lu-Mi
    from £3,675.00

    Lu Mi Tenor viol after Henry Jaye ca1620 (string length 560mm) made to the highest possible standards. This tenor viol after Henry Jaye is made fro...

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  • Lu-Mi Standard Treble Viol after Jaye

    Lu-Mi
    from £1,950.00
    1 review

    Lu Mi Treble viol after Henry Jaye (string length 360mm). This standard treble viol is made from very high quality wood and combines excellent craf...

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  • Lu-Mi Standard 6-String Bass Viol after Meares

    Lu-Mi
    from £3,450.00

    The standard 6-string Bass Viol after Richard Meares. This Lu-Mi viol is made from very high quality wood and combines excellent craftsmanship wit...

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  • Premium Bundle - Lu-Mi Master 6-String Bass Viol after Meares

    Lu-Mi
    from £4,350.00

    The Master 6-string Bass Viol after Richard Meares (c.1660). This viol is an ideal bass viol to play all kinds of renaissance and baroque continuo...

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  • Lu-Mi 6-String Division Bass Viol after Barak Norman

    Lu-Mi
    from £4,350.00
    1 review

    The master 6-string Division Bass Viol after Barak Norman (ca1692). The Barak Norman division bass viol has a slightly shorter string length design...

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  • Mihály Vrábel - Hungarian Style Hurdy Gurdy

    Mihaly Vrabel
    £1,275.00

    Mihály Vrábel - Hungarian Style Hurdy Gurdy  Mihály Vrábel - Hungarian Style Hurdy Gurdy - a fairly rustic hand made 3 string hurdy gurdy with tr...

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  • Mihály Vrábel - Renaissance Style 4 String Symphony with Trompette

    Mihaly Vrabel
    £1,150.00

         Mihály Vrábel - Renaissance Style 4 String Symphony with Trompette - a fairly rustic hand made 4 string symphony with trompette, but fully fu...

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  • Lu-Mi Baroque Cello after Stradivarius "Davidov" 1712

    Lu-Mi
    from £4,950.00

    Lu-Mi baroque cello after the original Davidov made by Antonius Stradivarius in 1712. String length: 690 mm Corpus length: 757 mm Corpus wid...

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  • Lu-Mi Master Pardessus de Viole after Jaye

    Lu-Mi
    £2,800.00
    1 review

    Lu Mi Pardessus de viole in g after Henry Jaye ca 1620(string length 310-315mm). This small pardessus de viol is made from very high quality wood a...

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  • Lu-Mi Baroque Violin after Amati

    Lu-Mi
    from £2,650.00

    This Lu-Mi baroque violin is made after an original by Nicola Amati from 1649.  String length: 328mm Corpus length: 351.5mm Corpus width: Up 163.5...

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  • Lu-Mi Master 7-String Large Bass Viol after Bertrand

    Lu-Mi
    £4,795.00

    The large master 7-string Bass Viol after Nicholas Bertrand (1720). This viol is modeled after a French bass viol by Bertrand and is particularly s...

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  • Rebec by Fabio Chiari

    Liuteria Toscana
    £875.00

    A rebec after 12th century instruments by Italian master luthier Fabio Chiari. This instrument is made exclusively with Italian woods including map...

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  • "Mary Rose" Medieval Fiddle with a Raised Bridge

    Trouvere Music Works
    £395.00

    This medieval fiddle is based one of the two fiddles that were recovered from hold of the Mary Rose. It has been designed with modern string playe...

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  • Lu Mi Baroque Violin after Stradivarius

    Lu-Mi
    £2,650.00

    This Lu-Mi baroque violin is made after an original by Antonius Stradivarius from 1715.  String length: 328mm Corpus length: 356mm Corpus width: U...

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  • Lu-Mi Baroque Viola (corpus 420mm) after Gasparo da Salo

    Lu-Mi
    £2,800.00

    Lu-Mi baroque viola after a larger original made by Gasparo da Salo in 1580. String length: 378 mm Corpus length: 420 mm Corpus width: Up 210 mm /...

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  • Lu-Mi Master Treble Viol after Hoskins

    Lu-Mi
    £2,850.00

    Lu Mi Treble viol after John Hoskins ca 1609 (string length 400mm). This treble viol after Hoskins is made from very high quality wood and combines...

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  • Bass Rebec by Bernard Ellis with Bow (Previously Owned)

    Previously Owned
    £995.00

    PO ref. PO0837S Bass Rebec by Bernard Ellis with Bow (Previously Owned)- in very good condition with homemade wooden case.   For more details about...

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  • Lu-Mi 6-string Violone in G, Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £10,400.00

    Lu Mi 6 string violone in G after.Ernst Busch ca. 1640, antique varnish. String length 890mm. This violone is made from very high quality wood and ...

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  • Lu-Mi 6-string Violone in A after Meares Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £5,350.00

    Lu Mi 6 string violone in A after Richard Meares ca1660, antique varnish. This violone is scaled up from the Meares 6 string bass viol and could al...

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  • Lu-Mi Master 7-String Bass Viol after Bertrand Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £5,100.00

    The master 7-string Bass Viol after Nicholas Bertrand (1704). This viol is modelled after a French bass viol by Bertrand and is particularly suita...

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  • Lu-Mi Master 6-String Bass Viol after Jaye Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £4,650.00

    The Master 6-string Bass Viol after Richard Meares (c.1660), antique varnish. This viol is an ideal bass viol to play all kinds of renaissance and...

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  • Lu-Mi 6-String Division Bass Viol after Barak Norman Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £4,650.00

    The master 6-string Division Bass Viol after Barak Norman (ca1692), antique varnish. The Barak Norman division bass viol has a slightly shorter st...

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  • Lu-Mi Master 7-String Large Bass Viol after Bertrand Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £5,100.00

    The large master 7-string Bass Viol after Nicholas Bertrand (1720), antique varnish. This viol is modeled after a French bass viol by Bertrand and ...

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  • Lu-Mi Consort 6-String Bass Viol after Jaye Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £5,350.00

    The 6-string Consort Bass Viol after Henry Jaye, Antique Varnish. This Henry Jaye bass viol has a longer string length making it particularly suit...

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  • Lu-Mi Master Tenor Viol after Jaye Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £3,795.00

    Lu Mi Tenor viol after Henry Jaye ca1620 (string length 560mm) made to the highest possible standards. This tenor viol after Henry Jaye is made fro...

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  • Lu-Mi Master Treble Viol after Jaye Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £2,995.00

    Lu Mi Treble viol after Henry Jaye 1620 (string length 366mm), antique varnish. This treble viol after Henry Jaye is made from very high quality wo...

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  • Lu-Mi Master Treble Viol after Hoskins Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £2,995.00

    Lu Mi Treble viol after John Hoskins ca 1609 (string length 400mm). This treble viol after Hoskins is made from very high quality wood and combines...

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  • Lu-Mi Master Pardessus de Viole after Jaye Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £2,950.00

    Lu Mi Pardessus de viole in g after Henry Jaye ca 1620(string length 310-315mm). This small pardessus de viol is made from very high quality wood a...

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  • Lu-Mi Baroque Violin after Guarnerius "del Gesù" 1742 Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £2,800.00

    Guarnerius was looking for the future of violin playing and his instruments are considered often the best for modern purposes. It plays well also a...

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  • Lu-Mi Baroque Violin after Guarnerius "del Gesù" 1742

    Lu-Mi
    £2,650.00

    Guarnerius was looking for the future of violin playing and his instruments are considered often the best for modern purposes. It plays well also a...

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  • Lu-Mi Baroque Cello after "Servais" Stradivarius Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £7,150.00

    Lu-Mi large baroque cello after the original Servais made by Antonius Stradivarius in 1701, antique varnish String length: 710 mm Corpus length...

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  • Lu-Mi 5 String Baroque Cello after "Servais" Stradivarius Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £7,150.00

    Lu-Mi large 5 string baroque cello after the original Servais made by Antonius Stradivarius in 1701, antique varnish. String length: 710 mm Cor...

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  • Lu-Mi Baroque Cello after Montagnana "Sleeping Beauty" 1739 Antique Varnish

    Lu-Mi
    £5,500.00

    Lu-Mi baroque cello after the original Sleeping Beauty made by Domenico Montagnana in 1739, antique varnish String length: 690 mm Corpus lengt...

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