Consign Your Instrument at the Flute Center!

Whether you live around the corner or around the world, the Flute Center of New York can sell your instrument on consignment! FCNY accepts flutes, piccolos, and harmony flutes for consignment sale. 



FCNY accepts consignment flutes from clients from all over the world. All items are consigned at a 35% commission rate, with certified pre-owned instruments consigned at a reduced 25% commission rate (see terms and conditions below). Items that sell for less than $2,000 qualify for our minimum $500 commission for each item consigned at FCNY. 


Conditions of Consignment:

FCNY requires all pre-owned flutes to be in excellent playing condition. All consignment instruments are assessed by FCNY's repair staff upon receipt, and any required repairs must be completed and paid for before the instrument will be listed for sale. After completing any necessary repairs, FCNY will maintain the condition of the flute through the entire consignment process at no additional charge.

To qualify an instrument as certified pre-owned, the instrument must be brought back to like-new condition*, have a functioning case and case cover, and be a complete instrument (standalone headjoints, footjoints, and/or bodys without headjoints do not qualify). Consignor will be responsible for any and all repair costs associated with bringing the instrument back to like-new condition before the instrument can go on sale as Certified pre-owned. 

*Like-new condition qualifications:
  • All old pads replaced
  • Any lost motion resolved
  • All soft parts (corks and felts) in like-new, functioning condition
  • All tenons in like-new, functioning condition
  • Any dents, scratches, and tarnish removed

    During the consignment process, you are completely in control of pricing. We will provide recommendations, but you have the final say in setting the price of your instrument. You may adjust pricing at any time. However, if a client has your flute in their possession, they will retain the right to pay full asking price for your flute (ie. we will not raise the price or prevent them from buying in any way). 

    While your instrument is on consignment at FCNY, it is covered under the Flute Center's insurance policy. It will be sent on trial to clients within the United States. 

    Ready to consign your flute? Contact us to set up your shipment.

    Please include a completed Consignment Shipping Form with your shipment.