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Customers in Australia and Singapore be aware that there are size
restrictions on packages entering your countries.
Sell your instrument through my website!
I'm confident I can find your used instruments the best possible home. I take detailed photos of each instrument and write an accurate and honest description about every horn I represent on this website. My passion is brass instruments and I love finding them deserving new homes. I welcome all quality brass instruments. Send me an email and let me know what you have in the closet.
Consignment services are handled on a sliding scale:
-Items under $1500 at 15%
-Items under $2500 at %12
-Items over $2500 at 10%
Consignment fee is calculated from the selling price of the item, after sellers fees (i.e. credit card, paypal, shipping services and repairs)
I only deal in quality used, vintage or rare brass instruments. Horns will be tuned up prior to sale, unless noted in a description. That means, I will have slides rebuilt and aligned, chem cleaned, dents removed, etc. Rest assured you won't get a crappy instrument from me.
I love giving advice to folks in search of a quality instrument. If you have a question about a specific horn, send me an email. I will offer whatever help I can.
Buying an instrument sight unseen can be a scary process. I offer a 3 day trial period on instruments sold through my consignment services. If the instrument is not for you, a refund will be issued, minus the shipping costs. Return shipping costs are the buying party's responsibility. Items must be returned in the same condition as sent, and the package must be insured for the full amount of the contents.
I entertain trade in offers on horns that are not in the inventory on consignment. If there’s something you’re interested in, send me an email and we can talk about it.
I also maintain a wanted instrument list. If you are in search of a specific horn, send me an email, and I will add you to the list. I'll be happy to contact you when and if the desired horn comes into my shop.
Tips on how to ship a trombone, or any brass instrument, in the mail and avoid damage:
In a case: Make sure there is bubble wrap inside the bell to keep the rim from making contact with the case, as the shipping company will throw the box. I also like to put wrap onto of the horn to keep it from moving side to side. You want it tight in the case. If you're shipping in a gig bag, make sure to remove the slide and ship outside of the bag.
It's best to ship without case, but a bit more wrapping is involved. Take a long piece of bubble wrap and cocoon the main body of the trombone. I usually wrap 2-3 times fully around. Then take another long piece and fold it in half, wrap the rim with this piece. Tape those two sections together. Lastly, bubble wrap inside the bell and seal with tape, I sometimes put an extra pad around the tuning slide too. If you are shipping the slide, it should get a single wrapping of bubble and go in some sort of cardboard sleeve for the slide(USPS postal tubes work great and are available for free at your post office)
Make sure the box is big enough. Lamp boxes from uhaul or any box store work best: 40x14x14 or similar
Fill it with packing peanuts. Then compress the peanuts to secure the case or wrapped parts. Top off the peanuts and seal the box. Nothing should be moving inside the box.