The Brass Ark is an online website
launched by trombonist, Noah
Gladstone in 2010. This site is dedicated to the appreciation,
collection, restoration and sales of vintage and used brasswind
instruments. It was with this goal in mind, to offer a website where
brass enthusiasts could buy, sell, trade and learn about these rare
horns and accessories, represented by a seller who is not only an
expert and enthusiast himself in the field of vintage brasswinds, but also
a professional musician and experienced seller. The Brass Ark offers
, appraisals, repairs, trade ins and purchases
used horns of the highest quality. Located in Los Angeles, California,
hours are by appointment only.
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.
where I display my collection of brass instrument. You will find photos and descriptions of
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.
updated: June 24, 2014
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The Brass Ark is pleased to be a dealer for Basili Cases. These lightweight professional fiberglass cases are both protective and classy. Available for trumpet (single, double, quad), trombone and french horn (fixed or cut bell).
I've just done a major website content update with regard to the items and products available on my website. You can now read about the variety of projects we have going on in house and the cool items from my various friends and vendors. Check out the new sections:
Trombone ValvesLeather Guards
Check out the journal section for a new update about Brass Ark MV5G mouthpieces and our new seamed leadpipes made by Brad Close at Brass Medic.
The Brassark Trombone Project has yielded a phenomenal instrument. Please read about it HERE
Brass Ark is located at:
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.
NEW: Instruments Wanted Section!
I will be maintaining a list of wanted instruments. If you're looking for a particular trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba or even a rare mouthpiece. Send me an email
and I'll add you to my list. At the same time, if you have a horn to sell or trade, check out the list to see if I have a client searching for your item.