Pre-Owned Instruments

Meinl Weston Model 30 CC Tuba – $3,500.00

Meinl-Weston model 30 CC tuba, 4-rotors, 16.5″ bell dia., bore .770″, 38″ tall, ser. # C4-135 (1976), lacquered, in burgundy leather vintage Reunion Blues bag (made by Glenn Cronkhite.)
This one-owner instrument is an excellent example of a vintage Meinl-Weston professional tuba, in amazing condition at 45 years old.  It is virtually dent-free, and is equipped with the original Uniball linkage.  Comfortable to hold, with easy access to slides, great sound, pitch and response, there is a lot to like about this very solid and tight tuba.  The burgundy leather bag is also very nice, ready to go to rehearsals and gigs.

A 5th valve can be added to this tuba for an additional cost.

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Custom Shop King 2341 BBb Tuba – $5,500.00

Custom Shop King 2341 tuba, 4 piston, 19.5″ bell dia., bore .687″, 33.5″ tall, ser# 560206, lacquered, new, in original MTS case.
The tuba before you is a new King 2341 that has been specially prepped here in our shop. The pistons have been hand-fitted, vented, and polished, refitted with old-school cork and felt regulation, Yamaha springs, and new Stofer finger buttons. Two King water keys have been added to avoid the “King spin” to remove water. One small cosmetic flaw has been repaired. The leadpipe to valveset connection has been cleaned and re-sealed for better response. This tuba comes with the factory original hard case.

A 5th valve can be added to this tuba at an additional cost.

Please contact Lee for more information on this custom tuba!

Kanstul 90 CC Tuba – SOLD

Kanstul 90 CC Tuba Prototype, serial number 44743, valves 1-3 .656″ bore, 4th valve .678″ bore, rotor .700″ bore, 19.25″ bell diameter, 31.25″ tall, silver, comes with a #6 Schlipf practice mute and SKB case.

This prototype of the model 90 was more York-like than the production models with a double-loop main tuning slide that very closely models the style of taper found in the York model 33 BBb.

But this is not just a York copy. Kanstul used the best of York elements, incorporating them into a truly modern and responsive instrument that is a really fine all-purpose professional-quality CC tuba. The layout of the vaveset is very ergonomically friendly, with a radial configuration of the pistons and the Kanstul controlled-resistance 5th rotor. I would feel confident about playing this instrument in any ensemble, whether orchestra, band, small ensemble, or for solo use. This tuba comes with an SKB hard case and a Schlipf practice mute. This instrument has been fully serviced and is ready for your next gig!

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Meinl-Weston Model 2125 Bavarian BBb Tuba – SOLD

Meinl-Weston model 2125 Bavarian BBb tuba, lacquered rose brass, 17 3/4″ bell diameter, four .768″ rotors, 3B linkage.

A rather rare rose brass version of the model 25, this instrument has the exquisite tone quality of a rose brass tuba in addition to all the fine qualities of a model 25.  This instrument came to the shop needing minor dent removal and servicing, but has been in storage for years and may have never been played until I took it to rehearsal for a (wonderful) play-test three weeks ago. Mechanically, this is a new instrument, and cosmetically it is not bad, either.  A very versatile tuba that is large-enough for large ensembles but nimble-enough to play in chamber settings, it comes with the original purple cover and a heavy-duty Unitec travel case.

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1958 Martin Mammoth BBb Recording Bass – SOLD

1958 Martin Mammoth BBb Recording Bass, serial number 203977, 3 upright piston valves, .710″ bore, 24″ bell diameter, 46.5″ tall, lacquer.

This latter-production Martin is no lightweight, musically or physically. Weighing in at approximately 25 pounds, this tuba has accompanied me on a number of gigs recently, ranging from a jazz quartet, to brass band, to filling out the bottom of a full concert band. The valves have been rebuilt, and I did the final fitting, so the tuba has as good valve compression as it did in the late 1950’s. Dent-free and with remarkable intonation, this tuba really resonates with power and style. Fully serviced and ready for it’s new home.

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Boosey and Hawkes Imperial BBb tuba – SOLD

1980 Boosey and Hawkes Imperial BBb tuba, serial number 655975, .720″ bore, 17.75″ bell diameter, 40″ tall, satin silver, Dennis Wick 1 mouthpiece, Dennis Wick 2 mouthpiece, Pro-tec gig bag.

This satin silver tuba possesses a legendary sound, capable of both finesse and great carrying power for the bottom of any ensemble. One of the last of the old-school Imperials, it comes with a Dennis Wick 1 and Dennis Wick 2 mouthpiece with slightly smaller Euro shank, in like-new condition, and a Pro-Tec gig bag. You are not likely to find a better, freshly-serviced tuba anywhere at this price!

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H.N. White Cleveland Model 629 BBb Sousaphone – $10,000.00

H.N. White Cleveland model 629 BBb Sousaphone, serial number 124687, .687″ bore, 24″ bell diameter, lacquered, new-old-stock, never used, with original neck, bits, King 26 mouthpiece, lyre, HN White Warranty Bond, original package label, and HN White instrument care brochure, with new King leather protector pads, in new MTS case.

The HN White model 629 Cleveland sousaphone was considered a student model instrument, but was made to exceedingly high standards of performance and durability.  The model 629 has some features that date back to the HN White 1250 of the early 1920’s, such as the main tuning slide being placed after the valveset.
This instrument came from the remaining unsold stock of an old music store that had gone out of business, as part of an acquisition that took 5 years for me to accomplish.  On the shelf were two lumps of wadded-up newspaper, one seeming to be in the shape of a sousaphone bell.  After unwrapping the two packages, I realized that I was the first person to see this sousaphone since it was wrapped in Cleveland, in Cleveland newspapers dated to the late summer of 1962.
This sousaphone has not yet been played, a privilege which is being saved for the original purchaser.  I carefully cleaned the King 26, removing the tarnish and returning it to brand-new condition.  I have never before seen an unrestored King 26 that was flawless.  This is your opportunity to own a piece of American brass instrument history, as well as a very nice-playing sousaphone.  Due to the value of this instrument, I will consider driving in the Continental US to deliver it personally.  Shipping Included.

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Yamaha YCR 2310 Bb Cornet – $250.00

Yamaha YCR 2310 Bb Cornet, ser#205344A, Lacquered, with case, mouthpiece, polishing cloth, Hetman lubricants, cleaning rod, and flex brush
Excellent cornet with rose brass leadpipe, freshly serviced and ready to play.

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Le Blanc Vito Bb Tenor Saxaphone – $495.00

Le Blanc Vito model 7133 Bb Tenor Saxophone, serial number 660026, lacquered, w/ Woodwind Co. mouthpiece and original hard case.

I consider this Vito tenor sax to be a well-made student instrument with a great sound. In servicing the instrument, the only issue I found was with the octave key mechanism. After some careful fitting, it works as well as that on any professional model. This saxophone is ready for years of playing, and at a modest price.

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Please check out our “Instruments in Process” post to see some of the upcoming instruments!