The Brass Ark offers repairs at The Brass Medic, a repair shop headed up by brass craftsman and superb trombonist, Brad Close.
In the Used Instruments For Sale section of this website, you will find the best selection of used trumpet, used trombone, used french horn, and used tubas as well as a variety of brasswind oddities on the internet. The items I represent on this website can be new, demo, vintage, used, restored or anything in between. As a professional brass player myself, I do my best to represent these instruments honestly and strive to send them out in playable condition. I will not sell an instrument I wouldn't take to a gig myself. I update the website as frequently as possible with lots of photos showing a true depiction of the item.
The Gallery is where I display my collection of brass instrument. You will find photos and descriptions of the instruments in my personal collection. I try to use them all on various performances around town.
In the Journal portion of my site I will write about new instruments or cool people I come across in this business, post photos of other musician’s instruments and information I collect that I think will be interest to my readers. My hope is that this section of the website could be a great resource for people looking to learn more about the world of brass instruments.
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The Brass Ark model 1213 "Vintage Orchestral" Trombone was designed by trombonists Thomas Zsivkovits and Noah Gladstone to finally fabricate a modern trombone that captures the essence of the "classic American orchestral trombone sound" but improves the playability and stability that contemporary bores and valve technology offer. Departing from Noah's personal collection of important vintage trombones, we carefully selected and meticulously recreated the components that work in harmony with each other to yield an original sounding instrument. This is not a worn out copy of a Conn 88H or a Bach 42 or the like, but something new and exciting to play. A trombone that creates nostalgia and is an instrument to be passed on for generations. The model 1213 is built in Germany exclusively by Stephan Schmidt for The Brass Ark and is only available through this website. Available in early spring 2013.
The For Sale page has been updated with organized categories per instrument. Just click on whichever category you're looking at and the page will organize for you. If you're just interested in browsing photos, the sold items are still available to view. Sorry it took so long, but it should make viewing this page much easier! There are over 1000 photos on this page, so please have patience in letting them load (might take 1-2 minutes depending on your connection) . I am working on a new website that has better user interface and no waiting for photos to load. Please bear with me through this transition.
Brass Ark has moved to our new shop just up the street! The address is:
3234 1/2 Foothill Blvd. La Crescenta, CA 91214
Best way to contact me is through email
Hours are by appointment, my mailing address is different from my shop address. If you call and I'm not there, leave a message and I will call you back. Emailing goes straight to my smartphone, so fastest service is by email. Thank you.