Along with my list of used brass instruments for sale, this website is intended to show my work and interests that I have spent over 30 years developing. I have a passion for learning and sharing the history of the brass instrument industry and the instruments that they produced. I will continue adding content here and thinking of new ways of discovering and sharing information. The last navigation link below takes you to a page of links to other web sites that I find interesting and informative where you can learn much about brass musical instruments and their makers. There are also links to sites of other repairmen that are doing excellent work.
The information presented here is mostly for your entertainment and education and for my desire to share my interests. It is less for promotion of my services, since I have had no excess capacity for many years. I work only on brass (cup mouthpiece) instruments and no woodwind (reed) or other instruments. In the course of my business, I can often get smaller jobs done within days or weeks. My backlog of larger jobs, which includes restoring and refinishing instruments is close to two years. Since I only spend a small portion of my time custom building historic reproductions and other such projects, the backlog for these is usually even longer. Due to physical limitations brought on by the passing years in the shop, I can no longer make the larger instruments. I must also be selective in taking on major restoration of larger instruments.
The bulk of my business is repairing and maintaining brass instruments for my customers. In the course of this work, I try to educate these instrument owners on how to maintain the mechanics with proper cleaning and lubrication. I can't stress too strongly that good habits will not only facilitate the best performance today, but keep the instrument in good order for many years to come.
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This is a new website that is under construction; please be patient with the ragged edges. I will continue to update my list of used brass instruments for sale at the start of each week. At some future date, I will include photos of some of these.
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