It has been a little over 10 years since we launched our initial website and a lot has changed since then. We've recently completed this update and hope you will find this easier to view and navigate.
Since CENTEX BRASS is largely a web-based business, we are not impacted significantly by the pandemic, but we'd like to assure our customers that all instruments are cleaned and sanitized before shipping.
For our local Austin area customers, we can be flexible to arrange for safe meetings to allow for trials of instruments. Just email us at email@example.com.
The biggest obstacle we've encountered is some delay in shipments. Domestic shipments are generally the same as before the pandemic. We ship UPS Ground which appears to be meeting their delivery dates. We also offer USPS Express for an additional fee and we have noticed that USPS has slowed down a bit. USPS International shipments are taking a lot longer in most cases. We'll do our best to ship out promptly, but please be patient as some shipping times will be longer. If you have a special need or circumstance, please let us know so we can try and accommodate. THANKS!
Centex Brass is your trusted source for pre-owned trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns.
We have been selling top-quality instruments for the past 20 years.
We sell late model Bach, Yamaha and Schilke trumpets and also sell vintage and collectible instruments from Olds, Conn, Benge, King, Martin, Selmer, and others.
Some very good players prefer vintage American brands to today’s current models but we try to have a good selection of both newer and vintage professional horns.
We specialize in all pre-owned brass instruments; all of them are carefully evaluated and serviced.
Check out our inventory, and if the price is listed for any instrument, it is available, you can purchase it instantly. All our instruments are subject to an immediate sale; don’t miss out on a hard to find horns. Order now.
Most of our Bach trumpets are paired with the original or period-correct case for the trumpet. If you don't need a case or would prefer to know if we have other options for a case for a particular horn, please contact us.
Many professional players don’t play on brand new instruments unless they are an endorsing artist and a manufacturer provides them with a new instruments as a part of their endorsing deal.
Just like with many new products, there is immediate depreciation on most new horns as soon as they leave the dealer.
Properly cared for and maintained, a used horn will hold its value and last for decades.
Centex Brass means Quality, Value, and Service
8-18-20 Hey Clay: The Horn arrived yesterday. FANTASTIC. I love the tone (but will have to get used to playing it as it blows so different from my C and B flat). Thank you for providing such a wonderful horn.
8-1-20 It’s fantastic thanks!
7-24-20 Just wanted to let you know the trumpet arrived yesterday…she’s a beauty. Now I just have to improve my playing enough to be worthy.
7-23-20 Hi, just to let you know I received the trumpet today and it’s exactly how you advertised it. It looks and plays awesome and I’m very happy. Thank you again and have a great weekend.
6-25-20 Hi Clay...the trumpet arrived today. It’s very nice. Played it a little and definitely a lead horn. Thanks again for a easy transaction. I’m sure I’ll be back to buy others.
6-19-20 Horn was received this afternoon. Looks great for an old horn! Looks like the bottom caps are new, as they are not numbered. I like the feel of the valve felts, much different than my other horns. Don't worry about it coming back. Best to you!
5-22-20 I love both the trumpet and the cornet I bought from you.
5-21-20 Just wanted to let you know I received the trumpet today and she is beautiful! thank you so much for the communication and the above excellent customer service on top of being flexible with the payments will definitely be buying another horn from you in the future!
5-15-20 As far as how it blows……..well I was kind of disappointed at first…….seemed to blow a bit hard. But I think that was just because I had been playing an Ambassador, and a Super (trumpet), which to me, blow incredibly easy. So after I played some lyrical studies, which have always sounded best to me on cornet, I think the Super Cornet and I got acquainted pretty well. A beautiful instrument.
5-1-20 I received the trumpet well. Thank you,
3-26-20 Clay: Just to let you know that the trumpet arrived fine and al is good.Thanks so much
3-17-20 Great communication, quick delivery and item is as described! I have one happy teenager! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!
3-15-20 Fast shipping, great price, great seller!
3-2-20 Received!Thank you so very much it is in pristine condition.
2-27-20 This Horn is a keeper, thanks again!
2-18-20 Horn arrived Clay; plays really well for its age.
Am very pleased. Thanks for your help.
2-14-20 I purchased the Conn 36B from you for our daughter in Long Beach. She has played it and likes it! She currently has another 36B but I wanted to get her a spare
As it turns out her spit valve broke on her 36B yesterday so she's using the new one today!What good timing Thanks again
1-28-20 Excellent seller. Very responsive and fast communication. Item shipped out quickly and is in exact condition as listed. Thank you!
1-7-20 Thank you, Clay. All went well with the trumpet playing this weekend and today's lesson.
Each trumpet, cornet, or flugelhorn offered for sale has been thoroughly checked and serviced and provided in a first-class condition. Each instrument listed on our website is described in detail along with high-resolution pictures.
Centex Brass does not have a storefront, but we can provide in-person trials of instruments on an appointment basis.