Harlan Tenor Viol for Sale

posted Feb 1, 2014, 5:51 AM by Viola daGamba

Large tenor viola da gamba by Peter Harlan 1938.  Tiger maple back and spruce top, ebony trim.  Excellent original condition with original case and newly rehaired bow.  60 cm scale length, 57 cm body length.  $1,200.  Please contact Greg at 540-635-5077.

posted Apr 3, 2013, 8:38 AM by Amy Domingues   [ updated Jul 26, 2013, 1:44 PM ]

posted Aug 25, 2012, 7:01 PM by Amy Domingues   [ updated Apr 3, 2013, 8:39 AM ]

7-string bass viol for sale

posted Jul 6, 2011, 1:12 PM by Amy Domingues   [ updated Jul 6, 2011, 1:13 PM ]

Wendy's Viol, 7-string bass (plain), after Nicolas Bertrand 1701
700 or 707 mm
Excellent condition
Includes fiberglass carrying case and Charlie Ogle snakewood bow
Instrument and bow both purchased from Lazar's Early Music in June 2005.
Contact Bill in Rockville, MD at

Harlan tenor gamba for sale (posted 1/30/2010)

posted Jan 29, 2010, 10:24 PM by John Moran

Early-baroque/late renaissance style gamba made by famed early-music revivalist Peter Harlan. Best known for his development of the modern recorder, he also made gambas and lutes. His gambas are extremely rare, but this one was made by him in a collaborative effort with the founder of Bärenreiter (the sheet music people) to promote the new interest in early music in the early part of the 20th century. I see no obvious breaks or cracks on the instrument. It needs to have a couple frets replaced, but the strings are new and it seems to be in a good condition.

This is a chance to own a real, vintage German instrument made by an individual maker of significant fame and contribution. It sounds absolutely beautiful. We had it strung with Pirastro unwound gut strings when it was being played and it was just lovely, warm and focused. I haven't played it with the wrapped strings it has now, but i would assume it would be similar, with perhaps a stronger voice. Pictures available on request.

Instrument purchased from Germany about 6 years ago.  I have $1400 in the instrument. I will entertain offers from there on up.

I am located just north of Baltimore near Towson.  Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be interested.  It is a special instrument, and I would love for it to have a good home. 

Contact: indestructibleobject[at]

1/27/10 Treble for sale

posted Jan 27, 2010, 8:55 AM by Amy Domingues

Shortridge Treble for sale in Raleigh, NC

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