Second Hand Instruments

From time to time I am asked to sell instruments on behalf of my customers. This page therefore is a list of those instruments, but I do have more (see below)

It should be understood that I am not a dealer in second hand instruments, by which I mean that I do not buy cheap and sell expensive. Instead, the instruments remain the property of the seller on who’s behalf I am acting until I receive cleared funds from a potential buyer who then becomes the new owner.  I am a facilitator, providing instruments for those who want to buy, and providing an outlet for those who want to sell.  My reward is a commission linked to the value of the sale and any income from repair work needed either before or after the sale.  I also have the opportunity to speak with potential new customers.

My goal is for the buyer, seller and myself to be happy with the deal. For you the interested party, you know exactly what you are buying; for instance, are there any problems with the instrument, and if so how much would they cost to repair.  My advice comes with no fee and is freely given.  The seller gets a good price and no hassle. Terms for both parties can be found here: OP Terms of Business For Buyers  OP Terms of Business For Sellers

There are lots of instruments which will be for sale in my workshop, most of which get sold before they are even listed on the website.  I must confess that I am the problem – I am a busy man with a lot of work and I have to prioritise.  Equally I have a lot of customers who I know are wanting instruments and they get first refusal on any instrument that comes in, so if you want something, get your name on that list and if you want to sell, I may well already have a buyer.

Adams Concert Marimba (ref#1890)

Adams 4.1/3 Concert Marimba with Dark Honduras Rosewood Bars for sale. The instrument has been fully serviced and repaired where needed.  The notes have been tuned (A=440 Hertz) 

Ross 229 Vibraphone (ref:1927)

This Ross vibraphone model 229 has come in to my workshop for sale.  As can be seen from the images, it is in excellent condition with only very minor scuffs on a couple of resonators and some wear on the ends of the note bed. This instrument was purchased when Ross produced instruments in the… Read more »

Premier 751 Vibraphone (ref:1867)

This Premier 751 vibraphone, probably made in the late 1980’s, came into my workshop for repair, full refurbishment and sale.  The repairs required in the past would have seen the instrument scrapped, but this model of vibraphone in any condition are now becoming difficult to find.  As can be seen from the photographs and video,… Read more »