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Lazar's Early Music is for sale

I am looking ahead to retirement. Therefore I have decided to offer Lazar's Early Music for sale. This has been an enjoyable, very satisfying and extremely profitable business for me for many years, but now I'd like to take the time to enjoy the fruits of my labor, attending more music and photography workshops, traveling and visiting our family, including our delightful 3-year old grandson, in England.

It would be a perfect business for a couple, although I have run it for many years by myself. It can be located anywhere, as the vast majority of my business is email or telephone orders to non-local customers.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in exploring buying this business, contact me for more information or contact my broker, listed below. They have setup financing for the deal where you can buy the business with $125,000 cash down payment with an SBA business acquisition loan. 

Please contact Jock Pirtle at or call him at (917) 545-6257 for more information.


Lazar's Early Music is for sale

Lazar's Early Music

San Francisco Chronicle article on my shop

Bill Lazar

425 N. Whisman Rd., Ste. 200

Mountain View, CA 94043

(650) 938-5367

(866) 511-2981

(408) 705-1960 fax



Delightful CD:  J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Flute & Harpsichord

Stephen Schultz & Jory Vinikour

Listen to sound files here:


My Shop

My Shop

 We carry the largest stock of the widest array of early music instruments in the Western hemisphere!

We sell garklein, sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, great bass, contrabass, subgreatbass and subcontrabass recorders by Ralf Ehlert, Küng, Moeck, Mollenhauer, Netsch, Paetzold, Martin Wenner (& flutes) and Yamaha. We have gemshorns, Guntram Wolf historical woodwinds (and some Moeck historical woodwinds left), optimized crumhorns, as well as Lu-Mi and Ogle Chinese viols. We also have Baroque (and some modern) violins, violas and cellos. We also carry Roland's very popular digital harpsichord. We have a large assortment of used instruments.  Music stands and other accessories are also available

Ely Cathedral Stained Glass Museum


Dutch, 1700s

From the 18th century collection of Sir Thomas Naeve of Dagnam, Essex (lent by David King)

I offer:

  • Competitive prices

  • Personalized service and advice

  • Instruments sent on approval

  • See new policy

  • I carefully check out each instrument.

  • I have many very satisfied customers.  

  • Let me help you find the instrument you'll love.

 Port Townsend Workshop, 2001

Bill with customer, Port Townsend Workshop, 

photo by Bill Stickney











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