Bob Marvin was the first modern maker to measure most of the extant renaissance recorders in Vienna and other significant collections and attempt to recreate both the bore design and the higher renaissance pitch found in many of the surviving instruments (A466). I first heard an 8' consort of Marvins played at the 1972 Festival of Flanders in Brugge by the Vienna Recorder Consort under the leadership of Hans Maria Kneihs and I was truly awestruck at the choral beauty of the consort sound. Today Bob continues to produce outstanding instruments from medieval to early baroque and has a waiting list for his limited one-man production of 3-13 years, depending on the model.

MakerRecorder ModelRecorder SizePitchMaterialPiecesHoles

Fingering

CommentsList PriceOur Price
Bob MarvinBassano


 

Alto in g411/415MapleOneSingleJambe de FerUsed. Fine condition. Very slight wear on thumbhole. Perfect for 17th c solo repertoire.$2150 SOLD! 2016
Bob MarvinFlauto Doppio
Bob Marvin Flauto Doppio
Soprano in c + Alto in f
 Li nouviautz tanzX
460Stained MapleOneSingleSpecial FingeringsUsed - Perfect condition! Learn to play duets by yourself! Save Bob Marvin's waiting list of several years! $1850 SOLD! 2014
Bob MarvinVienna/Praetorius
Bob Marvin Renaissance Tenor A460
Tenor
Lasso AmbulaveroX
460Stained MapleOneSingleRenaissanceUsed - Revoiced to original specifications by Adri Breukink. Plays like new. Current waiting list is several years! $2450 SOLD! 2012
Bob MarvinVienna/Praetorius
Bob Marvin Renaissance Tenor A460
Tenor
Lasso AmbulaveroX
460Stained MapleOneSingleRenaissanceUsed - Revoiced to original specifications by Tom Prescott 8/24/2009 - Plays like new. Current waiting list is several years! $2350 SOLD! 10/18/2009 to the gentleman in Ann Arbor
Bob MarvinCylindrical Pythagorean Consort

 

 

Sop in c

Alto in g

Alto in F

460/466MapleOneSingleRenaissance/PythagoreanMint condition, as new, wonderful cylindrical tone. Perfect for 14th and 15th century music.$4500SOLD! 10/11/2006 to the gentleman in Belgium
Bob MarvinGanassi

Alto in g460/466MapleOneSingleRenaissance/GanassiMint condition, as new, wonderful cylindrical tone. Perfect for 15th and 16th century music and earlier.$1550SOLD! 5/23/2006 to the gentleman in Hong Kong
Bob MarvinVienna/Praetorius

Four Foot Consort: Two altos in g, one alto in f, two tenors in c, one bassett in F460Stained MapleOneSingleRenaissanceUsed - Fine four foot consort from outstanding maker! Revoiced as of 9/10/2005 by Bob MarvinN/ASOLD! 9/25/2005 to the gentleman in Niigata, Japan