I’m new to the group. I am looking for a Denner Alto, 415. I have a few Blezinger instruments already. I’m looking to spend between 1500-2500. I have considered purchasing an instrument from a different maker. Could any of you with experience of the higher end makers recommend a couple of them for this instrument? There are so many reputable makers now … I’d like to streamline the process.
South of Memphis, TN, 70 miles. I have purchased from David Green of Antique Sound Workshop in the past. Have always been happy with his help. However, in considering other makers, I will have to reach beyond David’s inventory. I saw a Frederich Von Huene denner… but it is in Belgium, an individual selling, revoiced by Peter van Huene in 2018. Built in 1980! I’m a little timid to purchase from an individual.
I’m surprised nobody else has chimed in on this topic. Von Huene’s latest news letter (7/23) appears to say he has new 415hZ Denner Altos in stock. His ‘used’ list includes a Prescott with center tubes for both 440 and 415hZ, and a number of 415 Altos by other makers.
I’ll add that a recent re-voicing they did to my Mollenhauer Alto was exceptional from both a business and auditory standpoint, but I think their reputation has little need for more accolades.
A little late, but I too would recommend von Huene as well—especially for us in North America. A wee pricey for new, but they carry (and service) used inventory that can be a remarkable good buy.
Like Ken, I’ll give them a 110% recommendation.
Mainly French & English baroque repertoire on an A403 Bressan, and an A415 DeBey. Active enthusiast since 1971. Early Music program at York University, French baroque instruction at Royal Conservatory in Toronto.