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National Handmade Day Collection

National Handmade Day, held annually on the first Saturday in April, celebrates those who have honed their craft over many years to produce instruments of the highest quality.

At The Early Music Shop we are proud to host a fantastic array of makers crafting their instruments by hand and this weekend we are showcasing a special collection of handmade recorders, lutes, oboesvirginals, shawmsguitars, flutes, gitterns and more, exclusively priced until 23.59 PT on Sunday 3 April!
  • Terry Mann Tabor Pipe in D - maple wood

    Terry Mann
    £235.00

    Terry Mann Tabor Pipe in D - a traditional handmade tabor pipe in maple by Terry Mann and based on the pipes found in the wreck of the Mary Rose (...

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  • Baroque Oboe after Denner (a=440) by Millyard

    Millyard
    £1,480.00
    3 reviews

    Baroque Oboe after Denner a=440 by English maker Tony Millyard Millyard's oboes are after the Denner model in the metropolitan museum in New York....

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  • Terry Mann Cuckoo Whistle

    Terry Mann
    £11.50

    Terry Mann Cuckoo Whistle  -  a handmade cuckoo whistle by Terry Mann - the idea gift for all ages..!  For more details or further information, p...

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  • Terry Mann Tabor Pipe in C - maple wood

    Terry Mann
    £235.00
    1 review

    Terry Mann Tabor Pipe in C - a traditional handmade tabor pipe in maple by Terry Mann and based on the pipes found in the wreck of the Mary Rose ...

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  • Baroque Oboe after Denner (a=415) by Millyard

    Millyard
    £1,480.00
    2 reviews

    Baroque Oboe after Denner a=415 by English maker Tony Millyard Millyard's oboes are after the Denner model in the metropolitan museum in New York....

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  • Küng Folklora Soprano Recorder in Bb in Palisander

    Kung
    £325.00
    2 reviews

    This Folklora soprano recorder from Küng, is a special recorder for everyone wanting to play with an instrument tuned in Bb. It is made of palisand...

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  • Baroque Oboe d'amore after Eichentopf a=415 by Millyard

    Millyard
    £1,550.00

    A baroque oboe d'amore after Eichentopf at a=415 (baroque pitch) by English maker Tony Millyard. This oboe d’amore is after the Eichentopf model in...

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  • Terry Mann Tabor Pipe in G - maple wood

    Terry Mann
    £325.00
    1 review

    Terry Mann Tabor Pipe in G - a traditional handmade tabor pipe in maple by Terry Mann and based on the pipes found in the wreck of the Mary Rose ...

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  • Erik Martens Soprano Spanish Shawm in C

    Erik Martens
    £495.00

    Erik Martens has been playing the tenor shawm since 2008 as a member of the Colchester Waits. Our good friend John Hanchet generously offered him ...

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  • Erik Martens Renaissance Alto Shawm in F

    Erik Martens
    £1,225.00

    Erik Martens has been playing the tenor shawm since 2008 as a member of the Colchester Waits. Our good friend John Hanchet generously offered him ...

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  • Eric Moulder Spanish Soprano Shawm In C

    Eric Moulder
    £695.00

    Eric Moulder Spanish soprano shawm in c . The design for this shawm by Eric Moulder is based upon one which can be clearly seen in a painting by H...

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  • Coolsma Soprano (Descant) Recorder in Grenadilla

    Coolsma
    £695.00

    A high quality solo recorder from the workshops of Dutch recorder maker Hans Coolsma (1919-1991). Coolsma recorders are designed with a curved wind...

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  • Eric Moulder Soprano Rauschpfeife in C

    Eric Moulder
    £775.00

    Eric Moulder Soprano Rauschpfeife in C. Rauschpfeife are instruments with a very powerful sound, similar to a shawm, which will project well in an...

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  • Eric Moulder Renaissance Soprano Shawm In C

    Eric Moulder
    £935.00

    Eric Moulder Renaissance Soprano Shawm In C. The design for the shawm by Eric Moulder is based upon one which can be clearly seen in a painting by...

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  • Coolsma Soprano Recorder after Terton in Grenadilla (a=415)

    Coolsma
    £835.00

    A high quality solo recorder from the workshops of Dutch recorder maker Hans Coolsma (1919-1991). Their low-pitch sopranos are modelled after origi...

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  • von Huene 'Stanesby Jr' Sixth Flute (a415)

    Von Huene
    £1,250.00

    The "sixth flute", or soprano recorder in d, was a very popular instrument in eighteenth-century England, used extensively in concertos and solo wo...

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  • 5 Course Gittern by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    £3,750.00

    5 Course Gittern by George Stevens after Hans Ott c.1450 with solidwood neck and body (lime) and a soundboard made from very old wood as is u...

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  • Virginal after Johannas Ruckers 1629 by Richard Taylor (Previously Owned)

    Richard Taylor
    £8,500.00

    Virginal after Johannas Ruckers 1629 by Richard Taylor Copy of '4 1/2 voet' virginal by Johannas Ruckers 1629 - Original in Nuremberg Museum  Pitc...

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  • 8 Course Lute in G after Hieber by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    £6,325.00

     8 Course Lute in G after Hieber by George Stevens This is a handmade renaissance lute by English luthier George Stevens, who is known for ...

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  • Baroque Guitar after Marianita by Matias Crom

    Matias Crom
    £3,250.00

    Baroque Guitar after Marianita by Matias CromThe "Marianita" is a 5 course baroque guitar inspired on the "Vihuela de Quito" with a playing string ...

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  • 13 Course Baroque Lute after Tieffenbrucker by Matias Crom

    Matias Crom
    £5,250.00

    13 Course Baroque Lute after Tieffenbrucker by Matias CromBaroque lute model inspired on a Tieffenbrucker using a "Martin Hoffman" style pegbox wit...

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  • 19 String Romanesque Style Harp by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    £2,795.00

    19 String Romanesque Style Harp by George Stevens - Hollowed soundbox in lime, frame in apple, soundbox pegs in London plane. Nylgut/gut stringing

  • 7 Course Lute in G after Venere by George Stevens

    George Stevens
    £4,860.00

    This is a handmade renaissance lute by English luthier George Stevens, who is known for his superb attention to both detail and quality of s...

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  • Erik Martens Renaissance Alto Shawm in G

    Erik Martens
    £1,225.00

    Erik Martens has been playing the tenor shawm since 2008 as a member of the Colchester Waits. Our good friend John Hanchet generously offered him ...

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  • Bressan by Blezinger Alto at a=415 available at the Early Music Shop

    Bressan by Blezinger Alto Recorder in Stained Boxwood a=415

    Blezinger
    £1,375.00

    The new Bressan by Blezinger alto available at baroque pitch in stained boxwood, a=415. The Bressan recorders by Blezinger are instruments made in ...

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  • Unique Baroque Flute (Inline) in Pearwood a=442 by Wenner

    Wenner
    £895.00

    The Unique Flute by German maker Martin Wenner is the perfect wooden baroque flute for beginners or those wishing to explore baroque repertoire. I...

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  • Von Huene Alto after Denner in European Boxwood a=415

    Von Huene
    £2,285.00

    Two of the most widely respected wind instrument makers in the Germany of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were Johann Christoph Denner and...

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  • Von Huene Terton Soprano Boxwood a=415

    Von Huene
    £1,585.00

    This Terton soprano recorder follows an early eighteenth-century original in The Hague. It has long been respected by professionals and serious ama...

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  • Eric Moulder Renaissance Sopranino Shawm in F

    Eric Moulder
    £575.00

    Eric Moulder Renaissance Sopranino Shawm in F. The design for the shawm by Eric Moulder is based upon one which can be clearly seen in a painting ...

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  • Erik Martens Spanish Alto Shawm in F

    Erik Martens
    £675.00

    Erik Martens has been playing the tenor shawm since 2008 as a member of the Colchester Waits. Our good friend John Hanchet generously offered him ...

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  • Erik Martens Soprano Spanish Shawm in D

    Erik Martens
    £450.00

    Erik Martens has been playing the tenor shawm since 2008 as a member of the Colchester Waits. Our good friend John Hanchet generously offered him ...

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  • Coolsma Alto Recorder after Bressan in European Boxwood (a=415)

    Coolsma
    £1,695.00

    A high quality solo recorder from the workshops of Dutch recorder maker Hans Coolsma (1919-1991). Their low-pitch altos are modelled after original...

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  • Coolsma Soprano (Descant) Recorder in Palisander

    Coolsma
    £525.00
    1 review

    A high quality solo recorder from the workshops of Dutch recorder maker Hans Coolsma (1919-1991). Coolsma recorders are designed with a curved wind...

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