Antique, vintage and collectable musical instruments. Selected surplus instruments for sale from my private museum collection, .......Please do not ask for instruments on the museum pages.

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PM74 Early Violin
A violin labelled Carl Christian Meisel. Worked at Klingenthal, Saxony 1761-1772. Has had the neck replaced and the scroll grafted as is normal for this age violin. The label seems to have been altered to 1891 for some reason (repairer?) A plainish crack free back. Various repairs to the table and ribs. plays nicely. Length of back 35.2cm.


PM72 Hardanger fiddle.
An eight string Hardanger fiddle. Labelled Ge H Fergul. 1967 (Germany) (supplier?) inlaid to the fingerboard, tailpiece, table edges and pegs. Traditional troll/ lion head stock. . RESERVED
PM69 Bass trombone

Bass trombone with slide handle. Mid 20th century. stamped Weltklang. Slide moves freely. A few minor dings. Bell diameter 26cm.


PM67 Antique flute.     A rosewood flute c1850 stamped H. Journet. Block mounted with nickel keys and joint mounts. All complete with functioning keys. Good general condition.  Overall length 66.5cm playing length 58cm. Case.


PM64 Accordion


PM60 5 string banjo
A well made quality zither type five string banjo circa 1900. Possibly by Cammeyer. Good general condition.


PM56. Four bowl back antique  Italian mandolins.

Circa 1890-1920.  As a job lot or separately


350 the four or as priced on the pages.

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PM54  Howell violin
An original interesting rare violin by Thomas Howell. Bristol. 1836. Good general order



PM52 Portuguese guitarra

PM48 Russian violin
A Russian violin possible by Rigart Rubus, St Petersburg circa 1850. With typical rounded edges. A nice example but some ageing to the finish


PM42 Wooden Banjo
A wooden tenor banjo/guitar. Labelled Fender " Bedpanjo". Good general condition. Some refinishing restorations done. Body width 33cm


PM40 Mandolin
Shield shaped flat back mandolin circa 1910. Some minor restorations. Fairly low playing action. 


BM31 Frame violin
A late 19th century frame or practice violin. Good general condition.




PM25. Flute
A Ruddall Carte rosewood  Flute. Circa 1899 .Boehm System, closed G#. Serial 3135. 25 Berners St. London


PM11  Theorbo lute guitar
Early 20th century, bow back, Swedish style. 12 string: 6 standard guitar and 6 bass strings. A small piece missing from the sound hole decoration.


PM03 ophicleide

A 19th century 9 keyed ophicleide for restoration. Stamped: Guichard. Paris. Various dings, a couple of rips. One key missing. No crook.


PM02 Stroviols Phono fiddle

A good example of a one string Stroviols "Concert" phono fiddle. Plated brass horn. Playing order.






PM75   Parlour guitar
A French parlour guitar, mid 19th century. Figure of eight peg head. Ivory/bone frets. attractive nicely figured maple back and sides.  SOLD
PM73 Violin
A 19th century violin.  An attactive irregular curl maple back.  Playing order. some older varnish renovations to the table. No apparent cracks. Length of back 36cm.


PM70 Uke banjos
A collection of three ukulele banjos.  Click on photos to view. 140 the lot,

Or as individually priced.

PM68 Fretless banjo
An open back fretless banjo circa 1880-90. Mother of pearl fingerboard position inlays. Friction pegs. 30 tensioners (some not original.) 12 inch original vellum head. Aquilla minstrel strings. From Reuben Reubens collection. Possibly by Turner.



PM63 Concertina
A two row concertina from Saxony. Viceroy. Early 20th century. Well preserved and playing order. Keys C and F. In original box.


PM61 Stoessel lute
An early 20th century tenor  Stoessel lute. Length 53cm. Good general condition. Some wear to the finish


Mid 19th century German parlour guitar. Mother of pearl inlays to the sound hole and edges, the back with delicate flower decoration. Scalloped finger board. Good general condition and playing order. A repair to the headstock.



PM51 Violin
An old violin possibly mid 18th century. Neck graft. Labelled Stenhan Thir. fecit. Vienn anon 1741.(or 1771) unclear. Some repairs to the table. ink line purfle. Back length 35.7cm


PM49  Bowed Zither

PM45 Leicestershire small pipes
Leicestershire small pipes by J. Goodacre. Purchased directly from the maker some years ago but little use since. Key of D 



Currently new  about 800+


PM41 Baritone saxophone
A baritone sax, early 20th century. Paul Cavour. Invicta Model. Italy. In need of a good clean and pads etc. The low key has been mislaid, so  as is for:-




PM39 Parlour guitar
19th century narrow bodied guitar labelled Stowasser.  SOLD

PM37 Martin Horn
16 horn schalemi


PM33 Flute
An antique 8 key rosewood flute.  Nickel keys, and mounts. The tuning slide works. It blows OK to the low notes. No cracks apparent. Pads old.  No makers name.


PM28 Rosewood Flute
An ebonised 9 key rosewood flute. Jos Rouscher. Munich circa 1930. Tuning slide. Blows OK down to the low keys. One low pad missing. No cracks apparent.


PM18 Harp Mandolin
A hollow arm harp mandriola (12 string mandolin). German circa 1910. Low action. The table is slightly wavy and pitted.




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