About the Used Instrument Agency
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 daily 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.
Selling an instrument
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.