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Instrument Kits & Building Components

Our instrument kits have delighted customers for many years. Our instrument technician, Anthony, is on hand to answer any questions you may have and help during the building process if required. Whether you're wanting to expand your knowledge of your instrument, looking for new a craft project or looking for an instrument on a tighter budget, our instrument kits may be the perfect thing!
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    TPW Hemsch French Double Harpsichord Kit by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    from £10,975.00

    The TPW Hemsch French Double Harpsichord Kit by The Paris Workshop is supplied in kit form for home assembly.  The TPW Hemsch French Double Harpsi...

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    TPW Flemish Double Harpsichord Kit after Ruckers by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    from £8,995.00

    TPW Flemish Double Harpsichord Kit after Ruckers by The Paris Workshop supplied in kit form for home assembly. TPW Flemish Double Harpsichord Kit ...

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  • Bizzi Studio 2 Harpsichord Kit

    Bizzi
    £6,995.00

    A completely new range of keyboard kits for home assembly developed with Bizzi Harpsichords in conjunction with The Early Music Shop.  This Biz...

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    TPW Flemish Single Harpsichord Kit after Ruckers by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    from £5,695.00

    TPW Flemish Single Harpsichord Kit after Ruckers by The Paris Workshop supplied in kit form for home assembly. TPW Flemish Single Harpsichord Kit ...

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    TPW Italian Neapolitan Single Harpsichord Kit by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    from £5,195.00

    TPW Italian Neapolitan Single Harpsichord Kit by The Paris Workshop supplied in kit form for home assembly. TPW Italian Neapolitan Single Harpsich...

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    TPW Unfretted Clavichord Kit after Gerlach School by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    £4,695.00

    TPW Unfretted Clavichord Kit after Gerlach School by The Paris Workshop -  supplied in kit form for home assembly. TPW Unfretted Clavichord with 6...

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    TPW French "Junior" Single Harpsichord Kit after Denis School by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    from £4,695.00

    TPW French "Junior" Single Harpsichord Kit after Denis School by The Paris Workshop supplied in kit form for home assembly. TPW French "Junior" Si...

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    TPW Italian Virginal Kit - by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    £4,595.00

    TPW Italian Virginal Kit by The Paris Workshop -  supplied in kit form for home assembly. TPW Italian Virginal Kit  56+1 notes: GG–d''', transposa...

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    TPW Spinet Kit after Delin School by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    from £3,950.00

    TPW Spinet Kit after Delin School by The Paris Workshop - supplied in kit form for home assembly. TPW Spinet Kit after Delin School - 56+1 notes: ...

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    TPW Double Fretted Clavichord Kit after Hubert School by The Paris Workshop

    The Paris Workshop
    from £2,995.00

    TPW Double Fretted Clavichord Kit after Hubert School by The Paris Workshop - by The Paris Workshop -  supplied in kit form for home assembly. TPW...

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  • EMS 6 String Bass Viol Kit - for home assembly

    Early Music Shop
    £1,195.00
    1 review

    A well designed bass viol kit after Barak Norman c1710 which builds into an excellent instrument. The kit is supplied with the ribs pre-formed read...

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  • EMS Tenor Viol Kit - for home assembly

    Early Music Shop
    £1,150.00

    A well designed tenor viol kit after John Rose c.1604 which builds into an excellent instrument. The kit is supplied with the ribs pre-formed ready...

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  • EMS 3 String Student Chromatic Symphony Kit - for home assembly

    Early Music Shop
    £795.00

    This Early Music Shop symphony kit is based on illustrations from manuscripts from the Cantigas De Santa Maria by Alfonso X(1221-1284) and the Lutr...

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    EMS 3 String Student Diatonic Symphony Kit - for home assembly

    Early Music Shop
    £725.00

    This Early Music Shop symphony kit is based on illustrations from manuscripts from the Cantigas De Santa Maria by Alfonso X(1221-1284) and the Lutr...

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  • EMS Heritage 27 String Harp Kit with Padded Bag

    Early Music Shop
    £715.00
    1 review

    Heritage 27 string harp kit for home assembly. No specialist tools are required other than a basic knowledge of woodwork and a basic tool kit. The...

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  • Gold Lute Kit Bundle – EMS Heritage 8 Course Renaissance Lute Kit

    Early Music Shop
    from £675.00
    1 review

    This new range of lute kits available from the Early Music Shop is based on the ever popular Hieber lutes and designed by our own dedicated team of...

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  • Silver Lute Kit Bundle – EMS Heritage 7 Course Renaissance Lute Kit after Hieber

    Early Music Shop
    from £650.00
    1 review

      This new range of lute kits available from the Early Music Shop is based on the ever popular Hieber lutes and designed by our own dedicated ...

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  • Bronze Lute Kit Bundle – EMS Heritage 6 Course Renaissance Lute Kit

    Early Music Shop
    from £625.00
    2 reviews

      This new range of lute kits available from the Early Music Shop is based on the ever popular Hieber lutes and designed by our own dedicated ...

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    4 String Baroque Cello Kit (incomplete kit) - for home assembly

    Early Music Shop
    £595.00

    4 String Baroque Cello Kit (incomplete kit) - for home assembly- this kit is supplied as seen in the photographs and some of the parts are missing ...

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  • EMS Heritage 22 String Harp Kit with Padded Bag

    Early Music Shop
    £495.00

    Heritage 22 string harp kit for home assembly. No specialist tools are required other than a basic knowledge of woodwork and a basic tool kit. The...

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  • EMS Bass Cornamuse Kit

    Early Music Shop
    £450.00

    We are delighted to introduce a new range of cornamuse, the first of a series of exciting new projects between EMS and Jo Kunath. The cornamuse is ...

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  • EMS Tenor Cornamuse Kit

    Early Music Shop
    £360.00

    We are delighted to introduce a new range of cornamuse, the first of a series of exciting new projects between EMS and Jo Kunath. The cornamuse is ...

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  • EMS Tenor Rebec Kit with padded bag

    Early Music Shop
    £350.00

    The Early Music Shop tenor rebec kit is an inexpensive 3 string instrument based on several historic patterns. The body is pre-carved from a singl...

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  • EMS Alto Cornamuse Kit

    Early Music Shop
    £300.00

    We are delighted to introduce a new range of cornamuse, the first of a series of exciting new projects between EMS and Jo Kunath. The cornamuse is ...

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  • EMS 13.5" Ø x 19" Long Shell Medieval Drum Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £265.00

    EMS 13.5" Ø x 19" Long Shell Medieval Drum Kit with drum stickSize: 13.5" Diameter x 19" Tall A re-enactment mediaeval drum kit using natural calf...

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  • EMS 18" Ø x 13.5" Large Shell Renaissance Drum Kit with drum sticks

    Early Music Shop
    £265.00

    EMS 18" Ø x 13.5" Large Shell Renaissance Drum Kit with drum sticksSize: 18" Diameter x 13.5" Tall A re-enactment renaissance drum kit using natura...

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  • EMS 18" Ø x 13.5" Large Shell Medieval Drum Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £265.00

    EMS 18" Ø x 13.5" Large Shell Medieval Drum Kit with drum stickSize: 18" diameter x 13.5" tall A re-enactment mediaeval drum kit using natural calf...

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  • EMS 13.5" Ø x 19" Long Shell Renaissance Drum Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £265.00

    EMS 13.5" Ø x 19" Long Shell Renaissance Drum Kit with drum sticksSize: 13.5" Diameter x 19" Tall  A re-enactment renaissance drum kit using natura...

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  • EMS Soprano Cornamuse Kit

    Early Music Shop
    £250.00

    We are delighted to introduce a new range of cornamuse, the first of a series of exciting new projects between EMS and Jo Kunath. The cornamuse is ...

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  • EMS 19 String Knee Harp Kit

    Early Music Shop
    £195.00
    2 reviews

    EMS Knee Harp Kit designed for easy assembly without the need for specialised skills or tools. The harp body is pre-assembled and simply requires ...

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  • EMS Plucked Psaltery Kit with Padded Case

    Early Music Shop
    £195.00
    1 review

    The EMS plucked psaltery kit is supplied pre-assmbled, pre-drilled and is simply ready for polishing and stringing. A bright sounding instrument, s...

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  • EMS 13.5" Ø x 13.5" Short Shell Renaissance Drum Kit with drum sticks

    Early Music Shop
    £195.00

    EMS 13.5" Ø x 13.5" Short Shell Renaissance Drum Kit with drum sticksSize: 13.5" Diameter x 13.5" Tall A re-enactment renaissance drum kit using na...

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  • EMS 13.5" Ø x 13.5" Short Shell Medieval Drum Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £195.00
    1 review

    EMS 13.5" Ø x 13.5" Short Shell Medieval Drum Kit with drum stickSize: 13.5" Diameter x 13.5" Tall A re-enactment mediaeval drum kit using natural ...

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  • EMS 17 String Knee Harp Kit

    Early Music Shop
    £175.00
    1 review

    EMS Knee Harp Kit designed for easy assembly without the need for specialised skills or tools. The harp body is pre-assembled and simply requires ...

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  • EMS 5 String Mountain Dulcimer Kit with Padded Case

    Early Music Shop
    £149.50
    3 reviews

    This kit includes step by step instructions to make this dulcimer. The Early Music Shop Appalachian dulcimer is more refined than some of the trad...

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  • EMS 10" Ø x 11" Small Short Shell Renaissance Drum Kit with drum sticks

    Early Music Shop
    £135.00

    EMS 10" Ø x 11" Small Short Shell Renaissance Drum Kit with drum sticksSize: 10" Diameter x 11" Tall A re-enactment renaissance drum kit using natu...

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  • EMS 10" Ø x 11" Small Short Shell Medieval Drum Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £135.00

    EMS 10" Ø x 11" Small Short Shell Medieval Drum Kit with drum stickSize: 10" Diameter x 11" Tall  A re-enactment mediaeval drum kit using natural c...

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  • EMS 12 String Knee Harp Kit

    Early Music Shop
    £95.00
    2 reviews

    This 12 string knee harp kit has nylon strings and has beautiful Celtic interlace carving on both side of the soundbox. Made from solid beech wood ...

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    EMS 6" x 9" Renaissance Tabret Kit with drum sticks

    Early Music Shop
    £95.00

    A re-enactment renaissance drum kit using natural calf skins. The kit is supplied with the shell pre-jointed. Follow the simple instructions and le...

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  • EMS 6" x 9" Medieval Tabret Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £95.00

    A re-enactment mediaeval tabret kit using natural calf skins. The kit is supplied with the shell pre-jointed. Follow the simple instructions and le...

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  • EMS 14" Tabor Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £95.00

    A re-enactment medieval tabor kit with single snare, using only the best quality calf skins. Supplied with beater. Optional carrying bag available...

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    EMS 12" Tabor Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £85.00

    A re-enactment medieval tabor kit with single snare, using only the best quality calf skins. Supplied with beater. Optional carrying bag available:...

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  • EMS SV-3 Peg Shaper Violin / Viola 1:20 Taper

    Early Music Shop
    £73.70

    EMS SV-3 Peg Shaper Violin / Viola 1:20 Taper

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    EMS SV-2 Peg Shaper Violin 1:30 Taper

    Early Music Shop
    £73.25

    EMS SV-2 Peg Shaper Violin 1:30 Taper

  • EMS SV-1 Peg Shaper Violin / Viola 1:30 Taper

    Early Music Shop
    £73.25
    1 review

    EMS SV-1 Peg Shaper Violin / Viola 1:30 Taper

  • EMS 9" Tabor Kit with drum stick

    Early Music Shop
    £70.00

    A re-enactment medieval tabor kit with single snare, using only the best quality calf skins. Supplied with beater. Optional carrying bag available:...

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    EMS RV-16 Lute/Viola Peg Reamer - Spiral Cut 1:25 4mmØ to 12mmØ taper

    Early Music Shop
    £59.95

    EMS RV-16 Lute/Viola  Peg Reamer - Spiral Cut 1:25 4mmØ to 12mmØ taper

  • EMS RV-12 Violin Peg Reamer - Spiral Cut 1:20 3.5mmØ to 10mmØ taper - coated reamer

    Early Music Shop
    £55.00
    1 review

    EMS RV-12 Violin Peg Reamer - Spiral Cut 1:20 3.5mmØ to 10mmØ taper - coated reamer

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