Topic: Finding used early double-reed instruments
Great idea for a forum!
Here's a question that I've been struggling with for several years, and maybe someone out there has an answer, or ideas anyway.
Where does one look for used early double-reed instruments; specifically, shawms and dulcians/curtals?
I've found a few places that run a "used instrument" business, like the Early Music Shop Website (http://www.e-m-s.com/uia/uiastart.html) -- but that leans pretty heavily toward cornemuses and krummhorns (capped reeds). I can't help thinking that there are lots of instruments out there gathering dust, whose owners might welcome the chance to sell them if they knew someone were interested!
Here's an idea: could we add a category for "early double reed instruments" to the classified ads?