purchasing a Denner Alto, 415

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    John Snyder
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    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.

    Thanks in advance,
    JS

    #1462

    Richard Hureau
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    Where are you located? I think it is a good idea to buy from a dealer who is fairly close to you, especially with an expensive wooden instrument that will need adjustment in the future.

    #1464

    John Snyder
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    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.

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    John Snyder
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    Recordersforsale.com has quite a few high-end makers. However, this is only a place to post a recorder, no guarantee from the website if the recorder is not as advertised. Hence the timidness.

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    Ken In Dallas
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    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.

    Hope you find what you want!

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