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19th October 2018
Shop and workshop hours are Wednesday and Thursday 10.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday 9.00am to 2.00pm. There may be occasional changes to these times owing to staffing levels, holidays etc - these will be posted here.
The workshop will be closed on Thursday 25th October
We only have in stock a small selection of the listed instruments and accessories so please check before making a special journey!
All secondhand instruments are fully checked over and set up in the workshop to ensure they are in good playing order (unlike wind instruments purchased on auction sites which often need large amounts spending to put them into good playing order - beware!).

Every secondhand instrument is listed on the website secondhand list with a high quality photo. The secondhand list is revised daily (but please phone before journeying to look at a specific instrument!). All secondhand instruments have been checked over and are in good playing order. Follow us on Twitter (see below) for updates whenever an interesting secondhand instrument comes in.

Instruments currently in stock include Leblanc, Buffet, Yamaha, Selmer, Noblet, Duval, Cabart, Armstrong, Bettoney, Boosey and Hawkes, Nuvo, Buisson and Louis clarinets (Bb, A, Eb and alto); Rudall Carte, Jupiter, Hernals, Yamaha, Allen, FMG, Trevor James, Pearl, Gemeinhardt and Monnig flutes (wood, silver plated, silver head, silver); Selmer, Yamaha, Buescher, Martin, Conn, Jupiter, Trevor James, Elkhart, Buffet, Earlham, King, Dixon, Fremont, Mauriat, Holton, Champion  and Yanagisawa saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone); lots of sax mouthpieces; Adler, Fox, Monnig, Moosman and B&H bassoons; Yamaha, Buffet, B&H, Howarth, Noblet, Triebert and Ward and Winterbourn oboes; Eclipse, Yamaha, Bach, Reynolds, Holton, Besson and Jupiter trumpets;  Yamaha, Selmer, DEG and Jupiter cornets; Bach Stradivarius, B&H, Martin, Virtuosi, King, Olds, Conn, Yamaha, Holton, Blessing and Lafleur trombones, Holton, Yamaha, Rudall Carte, Danor and Conn french horns etc. etc.

Secondhand instruments recently arrived include:
Selmer Reference 54 Hummingbird alto saxophone
Howarth S40C oboe
Dupin oboe
Yamaha 211S flute
Jupiter 769 alto saxophone
Noblet bass clarinet
Buffet E11 C clarinet
Boosey and Hawkes 1010 Bb clarinet
Holton TR181 bass trombone
Conn Ladyface alto saxophone
Besson 967GS Sovereign euphonium
Selmer Centretone Bb clarinet
Jupiter trombone
Howarth tenoroon
Yamaha 311 flute
Pearl 661E flute (X2)
Yamaha 350C compact trombone
Selmer Super tenor saxophone
Boosey & Hawkes 1010 A clarinet
Bach Artisan C trumpet
Bach Strad 180SM trumpet
Eclipse trumpet
Adler 23 key bassoon  
Sonare trumpet
Bach Artisan Eb/D trumpet
Noblet alto clarinet
Marigaux  oboe
Cannonball Vintage  tenor saxophone
We have good stocks of Della Corte bassoon reeds - the ultimate reed; also good stocks of Neotech slings and harnesses just come in. As well as an extensive stock of accessories for wind instruments we have a good stock of basic guitars and accessories. We have a selection of secondhand music and instrument stands available in the shop.
Sadly owing to ongoing problems we no longer rent instruments; we do however have good stocks of secondhand starter wind instruments which are competitively priced and have been set up in the workshop.
We stock examination pieces for most instruments and a good stock of jazz popular, and classical favourites; we also have a large selection of special offer and secondhand music - come and have a browse!
We buy secondhand jazz vinyl, CDs and books - contact us for further details
Our new online sheetmusic shop run in partnership with one of the UKs largest music distributors can supply a huge selection of music of all styles and for all instruments with particular emphasis on music for wind instruments. Over 100,000 titles are listed and it is very easy to search so have a look now!


Leading UK wind instrument technician Graham de Vere White has his workshop at the shop and is here on Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 -  6.00 and Saturday 9.00 - 2.00.   He can be contacted on his direct line 01462 421402.   

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Price increases continue to arrive at a rapid rate as always we make every effort to keep the web site up to date but there will inevitably be prices that are not up to date.

We only have in stock a small selection of the listed instruments and accessories so please check before making a special journey!
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