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  Aerophones (winds)

  With keyboard

   Organ

   Portative Organ

  Woodwinds

   Cornetto

   Flute

   Gemshorn

   Pífano

   Recorder

  Reeds

   Acordeon

   Bagpipes

   Baroque Bassoon

   Cornamusen

   Curtal

   Crumhorn

   Dolzaina

   Dulcian

   Fagot

   Glastonbury Pipe

   Kortholt

   Rackett

   Rauschpfeife

   Shawm

   Sordune

  Brasswinds

   Sackbutt

   Trumpet

  Chordophones (stringed)

  With keyboard

   Cembalino

   Clavichord

   Harpsichord

   Hurdy-Gurdy

   Muselaar

   Piano

   Spinet, Ottavino

   Spinet, Bentside

   Symphony

   Virginal

  Bowed

   Bowed Psaltery

   Cello

   Double bass

   Fiddle

   Rebec

   Viol

   Violin

  Plucked and Hammered

   Appalachian Dulcimer

   Bouzouki

   Cítara

   Citole

   Cittern

   Guitar

   Guittern

   Hammered Dulcimer

   Harp

   Lute

   Lyre

   Mandolin

   Plucked Psaltery

   Ukelele

  Struck

   Hammered Dulcimer

  Electrophones

  Theremin

  Idiophones

  Limberjack

  Sanza

  Membranophones

  Bodhran

  Drum

  Nakers

  Tabor

  Taboret

  Timbrel

  Timpani

 

  Furniture

  Lids

   for Clavichord

  Music Desk

   for Cembalino

   Regency Music Stand

  Stands

   for Cembalino

   for Clavichord

   for Harpsichord

  Stools

  Decoration Kits

  Finishing Kit

   for all the Windcaps

  Soundboard Painting Set

   for Clavichord

   for Harpsichord

  Golden Set

   for Ottav. Spinet

 

  Spares & Raw materials

  Cork

  Lead wire

  Reeds

   Cane

   Plastic

  Strings & Wire

   Gut

   Nylon

   Metal

  Tools

  Drill bits

  Books

  Plans

 

Musical Instruments
 

  A ...

  Acordeón

  Appalachian Dulcimer

  Archlute

  Armonio

  Arpa

  Atabal

  Atril

  Autoarpa

  B ...

  Bagpipe

  Bajo barroco

  Bajón

  Balalaica

  Banjo

  Baroque Bassoon

  Baroque Flute

  Baroque Oboe

  Baroque Trumpet

  Baryton

  Basset Clarinet

  Basset Horn

  Bentside Spinet

  Black Cornett

  Bodhran

  Bombarde

  Bouzouki

  Bow

  Bowed Psaltery

  Buccin

  C ...

  Caja

  Carillon

  Cembalino

  Cello

  Chalumeau

  Chirimía

  Cister

  Cistro

  Cítara

  Citole

  Cittern

  Classical Guitar

  Clarinet

  Clarinette d'amour

  Clarsach

  Clave

  Clavecín

  Clavichord

  Clavicordio

  Concertina

  Contrabajo

  Cornamuse

  Cornetto

  Corno recto

  Cortholt

  Cromorno

  Crumhorn

  Curtal

  D ...

  Dolzaina

  Double Bass

  Drehleier

  Drum

  Dudelsack

  Dulcema

  Dulcémele

  Dulcian

  Dulcimer

  Dulzaina

  Dulzian

  E ...

  Espineta

  F ...

  Fagot

  Felle

  Fiddle

  Fídula

  Fiedel

  Fife

  Flauta

  Flauta de Pan

  Flöten

  Flute

  Fortepiano

  G ...

  Gamba

  Gemshorn

  Gittern

  Glastonbury Pipe

  Guitarra

  Gaita

  Gerader Zink

  H ...

  Hammered Dulcimer

  Harp

  Harpsichord

  Hog-nose Psaltery

  Horn

  Hoyboy

  Hummelchen

  Hurdy-Gurdy

  I ...

  J ...

  K ...

  Kettledrum

  Klarinett

  Koncertina

  Kortholt

  Krummhorn

  Krummer Zink

  L ...

  Lap Harp

  Laúd

  Limberjack

  Lira

  Lira da gamba

  Lirone

  Lizard

  Lute

  Lysarden

  Lyre

  M ...

  Mandolin

  Mountain Zither

  Musette

  Muselaar

  Music Desk

  Mute Cornett

  N ...

  Nácara

  Nakers

  O ...

  Oboe

  Odre

  Ophicleide

  Organistrum

  Órgano

  Orlo

  Ottavina

  P ...

  Pandereta

  Pandero

  Panpipe

  Piano

  Pífano

  Plucked Psaltery

  Pommer

  Portative Organ

  Psaltery

  Q ...

  R ...

  Rackett

  Ranket

  Ranqueta

  Rauschpfeife

  Rebec

  Recorder

  Regal

  Renaissance Guitar

  S ...

  Sackbut

  Salterios

  Sanza

  Schalmei

  Schreyerpfeife

  Schriary

  Serpent

  Shawm

  Sinfonía

  Slide Trumpet

  Smallpipes

  Sordón

  Sordune

  Spinet, Bentside

  Spinet, Ottavino

  Stands

  Symphony

  T ...

  Tabor

  Taboret

  Tambor

  Tamboril

  Tambourine

  Theremin

  Timbal

  Timbrel

  Timpani

  Transverse Flute

  Trombone

  Trompeta

  Trumpet

  U ...

  Ukelele

  V ...

  Vielle

  Vihuela

  Viol

  Viola

  Viola d'amore

  Viola da gamba

  Viola de rueda

  Viola pomposa

  Violín

  Violonchelo

  Virginal

  W ...

  White cornett

  X ...

  Y ...

  Z ...

  Zanfoña

  Zink

  Zither

 

Spares & Tools
 

  A ...

  Adhesives

  B ...

  Bags

  Bits

  Books

  Bows

  C ...

  Cases

  Claviers

  Cork

  D ...

  Desk for Cembalino

  Regency Music Desk

  Drill bits

  E ...

  Electronic tuner

  F ...

  Finishing kit for Windcaps

  Furniture (Regency Music Stand)

  G ...

  Glue

  Gilding set for Ottav. Spinet

  Gut strings

  H ...

  Hide glue

  I ...

  J ...

  Jacks

  K ...

  Keyboards

  Keyfronts

  Klaviaturen

  L ...

  Lead

  Lid for Clavichord

  M ...

  Machine pegs

  Music Desk for Cembalino

  Regency Music Stand

  N ...

  Nylon strings

O ...

 

  P ...

  Pegs

  Paint

  Painting Set for Clavichord

  Painting Set for Harpsichord

  Plectra

  Plettri

  Q ...

  R ...

  Reeds (Cane)

  Reeds (Plastic)

  Raw materials

  Registers

  S ...

  Saltadores

  Slides

  Springers

  Stand for Cembalino

  Stand for Clavichord

  Stand for Harpsichord

  Strings (Gut)

  Strings (Nylon)

  Strings (Metal)

  Stools

  Sautereaux

  Soundboards

  T ...

  Tables d'harmonie

  Tastiere

  Tastenfronten

  Tools (Drill bits)

  Tuners

  Tuning keys

  Tuning pegs

  U ...

  V ...

  Varnish

  W ...

  Wire

  X ...

  Y ...

  Z ...

 

Currency Exchange Rates

Why we offer several currencies to pay

Our business consists in making high quality musical instruments, not in their delivery nor in the currency exchange. When you buy one of our products, you not only have to pay for the instrument, but you also have additional costs as taxes, shipping, insurance, currency exchange etc. from other organizations.

In some cases, those additional costs can be reduced and so does the total amount you have to pay. We try to find some alternatives and offer to you different possibilities so that you can compare and choose the most appropriate in each case.

The different possibilities have a common characteristic: our benefit is the same with all of them. So, the difference in the additional costs have as a consequence the different total price for you.

Regarding the currency, we have to say that our company is British and our first price list is in GBP (UK has not adopted the Euro). We have a workshop is Spain and we can have some incomes in euros to pay our Spanish costs without exchanging pounds to euros, but we still have to change part of the money to pounds and send it to Gt. Britain where we do pay fees, taxes, etc.

Since we moved the workshop (not the company) from Bradford (UK) to Toledo (Spain) we thought that it could be interesting for our customers to send their products directly from Toledo avoiding duplicated shipping costs and offering the possibility to pay in euros, which can save in currency exchange costs.

This has certainly allowed us to freeze the prices but has turned out to be a common subject in the emails from customers that compare our prices in pounds and in euros considering the exchange rates published by some companies and banks in the newspapers or through the Internet.

How exchange rates are calculated

Following is the explanation why we cannot use those exchange rates published in mass media and why we use our own ones.

Mid-market rates
When we calculate our exchange rates, the main reason for the discrepancy with the rate published by the exchange companies, banks and newspapers is that they usually publish only one rate, an average of the buying and selling prices. Actually if you buy pounds paying with euros you have a different rate than if you want to sell pounds cashing in euros.

The mid-market rate indicates the value of a currency that is not weighted towards buying or selling. "Buy" and "sell" rates include overheads and profit margins that are independently set by foreign exchange providers; their rates can vary a lot and will always differ from the mid-market rate.

Inter-banking rates
Moreover, the newspapers and other mass media publish the inter-banking rates, that is, the price that the central bank of a country has paid to the central bank of another country. People and companies cannot get such prices, and for them the exchange is always more expensive (It is as if they published the price of the eggs and tomatoes as paid to the farmer. Of course you cannot get in the shops the eggs and tomatoes at that published price.)

Source of information
Because there are many currency markets all over the world, specific rates will vary from market to market. For example, prices in the New York and London exchanges markets generally follow each other, but are very seldom exactly the same.

Credit card rates
If you decide to pay with a credit card, you must know that the exchange rate applied by the card company is also different (worse for you) than published in those mass-media. The credit card editor applies an exchange rate with a typical profit of 3%. Different credit cards organizations apply different rates. The bank that issues your credit card also applies its own commission. So your final cost will not be necessarily the same of other card holders.

Even more, credit card companies don't do the conversion when you pay but when the money is giving to the vendor. This can occur several days after and at a very different exchange rate.

Updating rates
Another reason for the discrepancy is that we do the conversion only three or four times a year and because the exchange rate is changing continuously, we take the average rate of the last month and use it for the next quarter.

Conclusion

In the end, everything is paid by the final customer, but some ways can be cheaper than others. We offer several alternatives so you can choose. For us, doesn't matter which one is selected, but you can be much happier with one of them.

Our piece of advice: ask to your bank how much is the exact total cost for you with the different alternatives that we offer, compare and use the best option, because the products that you will receive will be exactly the same.

The approximate exchange rates that we publish in this website have been calculated taking into consideration all the third-party commissions above. You shouldn't expect to pay an amount too different from the calculated with our exchange rate. In most cases you will pay a little less.

In any case, here is a link where you can have the mid-market rates in real time: www.xe.com. Use them only as an approximation.


       

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Last modification: 19 de agosto de 2014
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