Unicorn Music is proud to add von Huene Workshop recorders to its line of quality instruments. The selection of new instruments was hand-picked by Charles Fischer at the 2009 and 2011 Boston Early Music Festivals. We are offering the Terton soprano at A415, the Ganassi soprano at A440/415, and the Stanesby Jr. alto at A415 and starting in 2011, the Rippert alto at A440 as well as a Stanesby Jr. Fourth Flute (soprano in Bb) at A415.

The following links and articles give the basic background of Friedrich von Huene. What they don't  tell you is the enormous influence he has had on the overall early instrument scene, especially for recorders and traversos, but even on harpsichord builders by helping to establish Boston as an instrument builder's oasis along with Frank Hubbard in the 60's. Directly or indirectly, his workshop and ideas have impacted a good many of the makers practicing their craft today, directly through Tom Prescott and indirectly through Bob Marvin and Fred Morgan and their associations and instruction of budding instrument makers in the 80's. Also, his Rottenburgh series of designs scaled to A440 greatly influenced the direction of Moeck in the late 60ís through the 90ís.

After apprenticing with his father for many years, Patrick von Huene is now the proud master craftsman of the von Huene tradition. In many ways this is like the two-generation instrument making dynasties of the Denners in Nuremburg and the Stanesbys in London. Patrick also represents the von Huene Workshop at various international exhibitions in Boston and Stockstadt, Germany.

                      

Patrick von Huene exhibiting at Stockstadt in 2008 (left) and Boston Early Music Festival in 2011

Friedrich von Huene Received the Curt Sachs Award for 2003

Friedrich von Huene Interviewed in Tibia (German) - scroll down for actual article after linking

Friedrich von Huene Profiled in Business Forum

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von Huene Rippert

Soprano

440 Stained Boxwood w/Ivory Thumb Bushing Three Double English Used, As New - Revoiced and added Ivory Thumb Bushing. Very sweet sounding soprano for SATB consort playing! $1690 $1450
von Huene Rippert

 
Alto 440 Boxwood w/ivory thumb bushing Three DoubleEnglish Used, as new - Recently revoiced by the maker and thumbhole bushed. $2390$1950
von Huene Terton
von Huene Terton Soprano Boxwood A415
Van Eyck
Corelli

Soprano

415 Stained Boxwood Two Double English New - Very clear sound throughout the range. Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF 2011 $1600 $1600
von Huene von Huene

FRQ - Bach-Vivaldi
Alto


440 Stained Pearwood w/Ivory fittings Three Double English Used - Exquisite instrument in immaculate condition! This rare and beautiful instrument is both one of the best designs ever made for a great bass and also a collector's item as Friedrich von Huene stopped making these instruments many years ago . This instrument is the same one used by professional groups such as the Loeki Stardust Quartet and the Flanders Recorder Quartet and is suitable for professionals or dedicated collectors. NLA SOLD
von Huene Rippert
von Huene Rippert Alto EB A440

Alto

440 European Boxwood Three Double English New - An instrument at A440 that plays and sounds like an A415 instrument! Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF  2011 $2300 SOLD
von Huene Ganassi
von Huene Ganassi soprano A440

Soprano

440 Curly Maple One Single English (not Ganassi!) Used - Exceptionally beautiful renaissance instrument at A440. Great for van Eyck and renaissance music. $1100 SOLD
von Huene Terton
Von Huene Terton Boxwood A415
Van Eyck
Corelli

Soprano

415 Stained Boxwood (Light) Two Double English New - Very clear sound throughout the range. Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF 2011 $1600 SOLD
von Huene Stanesby Jr.
von Huene Stanesby Jr. Boxwood Alto A415

Alto
Saskia Coolen - Telemann d minor Presto

415 European Boxwood Three Double English New - Beautiful tone for professional or advanced player! Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF  2011 $2300 SOLD
von Huene Denner
Von Huene Denner Alto Boxwood A415

Alto

415 European Boxwood Three Double English New - Beautiful tone for professional or advanced player! Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF  2011 $2300 SOLD
von Huene Ganassi
von Huene Ganassi Soprano A440/415 Curly Maple

Soprano

440/415 Curly Maple Three Single English (not Ganassi!) New - Exceptionally beautiful renaissance instrument in two pitches. Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF 2011 $1500 SOLD 2/9/2012 to the gentleman in Japan
F. Von Huene (#2284) Renaissance

 
Soprano440Stained BoxwoodOneSingleEnglishUsed - Lovely renaissance soprano in excellent condition. Thumbhole shows almost no wear. There is some slight discoloration around the lip and tone holes, but no wear. This is a fine instrument to lead a renaissance consort!NLA SOLD 01/26/2012 to the gentleman in Japan
von Huene Ganassi
von Huene Ganassi soprano A440

Soprano

440 Curly Maple One Single English (not Ganassi!) Used - Exceptionally beautiful renaissance instrument at A440. Great for van Eyck and renaissance music. $1100 SOLD 1/6/2012
von Huene Ganassi
Von Huene Ganassi Renaissance Soprano A440

Soprano

440 Curly Maple One Single English (not Ganassi!) New - Exceptionally beautiful renaissance instrument at A440. Great for van Eyck and renaissance music Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF 2011 $1100 SOLD 12/16/2011 to the gentleman in San Francisco
von Huene Stanesby Jr.
von Huene Stanesby 4th Flute A415

Fourth Flute (sop in Bb)

415 European Boxwood Three Double English As New - Truly beautiful dark tone! Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF 2011 $1650 SOLD 8/04/2011 to the gentleman in Brazil
von Huene Bressan

Boismortier

Voice Flute

415 Stained Boxwood Three Double English Used - mint condition. Thumbhole in pristine condition! Very strong tone for a VF throughout the range! $2500 SOLD
von Huene Ganassi
von Huene Ganassi Soprano A440/415 Curly Maple

Soprano

440/415 Curly Maple Three Single English (not Ganassi!) New - Exceptionally beautiful renaissance instrument in two pitches. Hand-selected by Charles Fischer at BEMF 2009 $1350 SOLD 3/04/2010 to the lady in Aurora, CO
von Huene Terton
Van Eyck
Corelli

Soprano

415 Stained Boxwood w/art Ivory Mounts Two Double English Used - mint condition. Thumb bushing. Very clear sound throughout the range.  $1750 SOLD to the gentleman in Toyama
8/15
/2008
F. Von Huene (#3797)Denner (X)
Alto415Stained Boxwood w/Ivory thumb bushingThreeDoubleEnglishUsed - Superb example of early Von Huene Denner - his first model at A415. Includes custom wooden box! $2100 SOLD to the gentleman in Japan
6/15
/2007  

 

F. Von Huenevon Huene
Warmup (X)
 Telemann (X)
Alto
440Rosewood with Ivory mountings and thumb bushingThreeDoubleEnglishUsed - Excellent condition. Distinctive creamy tone and very easy to play high notes! This instrument is now a collector's item since it uses genuine ivory and is no longer in Production. Stamped F. von Huene, Boston, #1681$2100 SOLD to the lady in Los Angeles
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/22/2006  
F. Von Huene (#6244)Denner (X)
Alto415Stained Boxwood w/Ivory thumb bushingThreeDoubleEnglishUsed - Superb example of early Von Huene Denner - his first model at A415 $2100 SOLD

12/7/2004 

F. Von Huene (#6717)Denner (X)Alto415Stained BoxwoodThreeDoubleEnglishUsed - Superb example of early Von Huene in immaculate condition!$2100 SOLD

7/1/2004