11-27-23 Great horn and great service
Clay is the best - fantastic buying experience from beginning to end. Don’t buy a “previously loved” trumpet without checking out Centex Brass!
11-1-23 Item as described, and in some ways even a bit better; well packed, and shipped quickly. I'd buy from this seller again. Thanks much.
10-20-23 Yes, all good. 2 good horns . Thank you!
Thanks for a wonderful buying experience! You took great care to service, deliver and describe the trumpet. Fast delivery as well.
9-22-23 Amazing and more!
This C trumpet is a wonderful horn! Just as described and then some, with a very lovely tone when paired with a good mouthpiece (I personally use a Denis Wick 2W). Silver plate is gorgeous, compression is great, and the slides and valves all feel solid and quick. It was also packaged very well and the seller was easy to contact for questions. I definitely know where to check if I have any trumpet/brass needs.
9-6-23 Everything is great!
9-1-22 Clay; I got the Bach case. Nice deal, thanks.
8-4-23 Hi Clay,
a great horn. I love it. Thanks
7-24-23 Got it Clay!
It has been a pleasure doing business with you.
7-19-23 Always a quality sold item with fast shipping and good communication. Excellent trumpet.
7-18-23 Very pleased with the condition of the instrument when it arrived
it was packaged perfectly to prevent any kind of damage. I was very impressed. The instrument itself was clean, lubed, oiled and ready to go, couldn’t be happier with buying something site unseen for that much money just taking a chance. The instrument was as advertised the silver in excellent condition no damage whatsoever that I could find. I am very pleasantly pleased, and I will do more business in the future. Thank you.
6-21-23 Beautiful trumpet and case, quality equipment sold by Centex Brass and perfect size shipping box-cushioned internally for safe fast shipping. Good communication.
4-29-23 Hi Clay,
Just to report the case arrived safely yesterday. I’m very pleased with it and it has cleaned up nicely ready for its new tenant. Thanks again for your help in getting this to me.
4-28-23 Received instrument in great condition and plays fantastic! Thank you!
4-21-23 Fast shipping, smooth transaction and the trumpet arrived packaged very well. The trumpet was exactly as described and it looks and sounds great! I would absolutely do business with Centex Brass again and I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great instrument.
4-19-23 The Olds Ambassador "C" model just arrived earlier today. No issues whatsoever. Thanks for a great transaction. The Trumpet sounds great AND added bonus 310,XXX SN i.e 1959 is one of my favorite years for the Ambassador - Olds did heavier duty water valve levers & threaded stop rod for the 3rd valve slide. I think they only did this 58-60 or so, just a few years.
3-30-23 Trumpet looks exactly like how described and plays well. I love the look of it and also the look of the case. Overall very happy with my purchase!
3-15-23 Today i got the olds in my hand. Excellent shipping package, excellent condition on the horn and an excellent sound. Darker with a nice core, just the way i thought it would be. Gonna be great in the symphonic band i play in
Thanks for a great deal!
3-2-23 Hi Clay,
The horn arrived. It’s fantastic, thanks so much.
I can’t believe how well some folks look after their horns!
All the best,
2-14-23 Exactly as described, great customer service
The trumpet is in fantastic condition, exactly as described. Shipping was prompt, well packaged, and good communication. Definitely my go to place for future purchases and recommendations to others.
2-14-23 Just have a few minutes so far on this Special and so far YES this is exactly what I've been looking for. I was playing my '69 special until I got a '62 which I liked more, then I was on my '57 special until I received this one which I like even more so far! I guess the older the better, ha!
Thank you for your help and flexibility in helping me find a good match. Can't wait to take this to rehearsals this week and put it in the real world. Making music on vintage horns is so fun.
2-10-23 What a great Trumpet! Packaging
What a great Trumpet! Packaging was first rate and shipping was quick. Very accurate description.
I received the 1963 Olds Opera trumpet this afternoon. It is gorgeous and plays wonderfully. Your superlative packing is appreciated.
1-9-23 Hi Clay,
I’ve been meaning to write and say how happy my son is with his gorgeous new horn!!! Thank you! It is in incredible condition, sounds absolutely beautiful, and came in such a nice case. We are all thrilled. And it came in time to go under the tree!
Thank you so much!!
1-5-23 Clay was very helpful and informative. The trumpet is a 1979 Bach but in good condition and sounds very good. My son is very happy! Shipping was fine and arrived safely.
12-20-22 The Holton arrived today in great shape and it’s everything I hoped it would be! My wife says it’s got a richer, warmer sound than my Bach Strad had. I couldn’t be happier with the way it looks and plays. Thank you so much for also sending some valve oil, slide lube, a polishing cloth, and the Bach 7C mouthpiece. And the cool old case as well. Now, if you could just rehab my lip, ha ha…
Outstanding customer service. Pristine instrument.
12-14-22 Vintage brass instruments sold professionally
Vintage brass instruments sold professionally and with consummate integrity. None better. NONE !!!!!
Thanks - item rec'd and exceeds my expectations. Thanks you so very much!!!
11-30-22 Hi Clay,
Noah had his lesson today and his instructor said his new trumpet was direct quote “bad ass!”
Thanks again for all your help!
11-10-22 Thank you for the great packing and quick shipping. This horn performs just as I’d hoped, really nice condition for its age, just as described. Thanks for a solid transaction.
10-22-22 I'M ALWAYS A LITTLE WHERRY WHEN MAKING ON-LINE PURCHASES OF THINGS THAT ARE 50 YEARS OLD PLUS BEING IN MINT CONDITION. THIS BACH TRUMPET CASE IS EVERYTHING THE OWNER CLAIMED IT TO BE AND MORE. . A GREAT BUY.
10-6-22 The instrument arrived well in South Korea.
The instrument is in great condition and the sound is very good.
It is an honor to be able to purchase such a good instrument.
I'm looking forward to more exciting instruments in the future.
Thank you :)
10-1-22 Outstanding service and product.
9-26-22 Thanks for your quick shipment and quality product. Both my Benge horns fit nicely in the case. All the best, Phil
9-25-22 Love the horn. Please consider the trade final.
Thank you and best wishes,
9-21-22 Mr E has approved the trumpet! Thank you so much for your time and communication with me! I will definitely refer you to people who are looking to buy trumpets.
Have a great one!
9-10-22 The horn arrived safe and sound and I love it!
9-6-22 Hey Clay,
I received the Olds 3rd slide pull and the pads. How did you guess I needed new pads?
Thank you so much!
8-31-22 Beautiful horn! Just as described with fast shipping! Will do business with again!
8-5-22 I received the horn. I am Very Pleased with the horn and your accurate description of it. It IS in very good condition at this point in time. Hopefully I can keep it that way. It plays very well. It responds better. It is now the lightest horn that I have...LOL.
8-5-22 The Benge cornet arrived about an hour ago and it only took me 10 minutes to decide I want it. You have a sale!
7-27-22 Love this horn. Condition even better than described. It's a knockout and plays wonderfully. Seller fantastic to work with and it was shipped very fast. Great communication and super friendly. Will certainly be a loyal customer!
7-26-22 The Conn 28A arrived today. It is in good condition. Thanks for your good service.
7-17-22 My middle schooler needed a trumpet upgrade after moving up to Honors Band. The trumpet was as described and in great condition. I called with questions regarding payment and the seller was helpful and courteous. Shipping was extremely quick. Great experience!
7-17-22 Been looking for it! Thank you for sharing it! (Bach Mount Vernon Case)
6-28-22 I just wanted to let you know that I love the Super Recording! There's no chance I'll be returning it. I played 2 gigs this past weekend and it was wonderful.
6-28-22 More than happy! Love this horn
6-8-22 The M/K tuning slide came in - and it's great. Thanks for the honest description and quick shipping. I'm thrilled! :)
6-18-22 Instrument shipped quickly and arrived in condition described/pictured. Very smooth transaction
6-17-22 Clay - received the horn yesterday and everything looked great. Really nice little horn. Just wanted to say thanks again to you and Charlie for the great service!
6-15-22 I received the Olds CT trumpet in good order. Excellent packing thank you. Wow that case is an unreal heavy beast! (And as gorgeous as the horn) The horn plays just awesome … As good or better than my Mendez. Love the valve action. Love the concave MOP finger tip buttons. Great tone, easy to get up to my high range “F”. Yeah the lacquer spots take away some, but it still looks good being original . I am pleased to own this rare horn.
6-1-22 Thank you so much! It was nice to meet you and we appreciate all you did to explain each trumpet. Luke is excited for his new trumpet! He played his old one and then the new one at home and you can definitely tell a difference! :)
5-18-22 Clay, I received the trumpet on Monday. Great horn. I’ve been looking for a medium bore Bach of that vintage for ten years. I found it! Service was great and the trumpet exceeds my expectations. Now if I could get my playing to exceed my expectations...
5-3-22 Really nice horn and super responsive about the shipment!
4-11-22 All around wonderful experience. Thanks for everything!
3-27-22 Great Communication Very pleased with my purchase. I recommend this seller.
2-26-22 Exactly as described!! Thank you. Excellent communication. Well packed. A pleasure to buy from a respected trustworthy seller
1-26-22 Clay: Bach 43 leadpipe arrived today in Buffalo for Sam Noto. The 43 pipe is perfect & beautiful in raw brass. Thanks so much for all your help. This a very special project for one the greatest Jazz trumpet players of all time. Don
1-21-22 Five Stars - Excellent!
12-8-21 Thank you so much for helping Ethan find his great 'new' trumpet. He likes it a lot!
11-20-21 Love this horn, easy transaction.
11-5-21 Great to work with.
10-23-21 Just received the horn and it is in immaculate condition. Thanks so much!
10-9-21 I got the case yesterday. It's great, thanks again!
10-4-21 Wonderful Experience. The trumpet was shipped in a timely manner and was received exactly as advertised. I would purchase from Centex again.
10-2-21 Thank you, Clay! I received the horn today and it plays as beautifully as it looks!!
9-30-21 Hi Clay, Thanks for checking. Yeah, just yesterday I put in the valve guide and it’s perfect.
9/19/21 I like the horn. Thanks.
9/19/21 Lily loves the trumpet. Thank you so much!
9/17/21 The trumpet package arrived undamaged this afternoon, and after unboxing the trumpet was found to be "as advertised". Feel free to add me to the "satisfied customer" list.
8/21/21 An excellent seller. Great communication and very quick postage. Highly recommended.
That's excellent I was impressed with the quick response.
8/9/21 Hi Clay: Just wanted to let you know that the horn arrived safe and sound... I played it on a gig last night and it works well. Exactly what I was looking for as a spare for my recording.
Thanks for the great deal and service.
8/6/21 It was great to meet you and your trumpets! Hannah is super pleased with her Bach and couldn't stop playing it last night until she was chopped out.
8/4/21 Communications were quick and timely. Service was great. The trumpet was received quickly and in the condition described. All in all, a wonderful transaction. Thank you.
8/2/21 Craig M. Verified Buyer 5.0 star rating Yamaha Xeno
Fast service and the horn looks great! Thank you
7/28/21 I received the horn yesterday and I love it! Thank you
7/28/21 Our son loves his new trumpet and his teacher gave it the thumbs up at his lesson. It's really a beautiful instrument and sounds gorgeous.
7/16/21 Had an excellent experience working with Clay and Centex Brass selling a Bach flugelhorn. I cannot recommend him highly enough for this professional and personal experience. I will gladly work with him again when I’m looking to sell another horn. - Nate
7/16/21 The flugel arrived about 20 minutes ago and I have opened it and put it through its paces. It plays surprisingly well, and I'm very pleased with this purchase.
7/7/21 Mark D. Five Stars
The trumpet was exactly as described and arrived well packaged. Clay was great about answering all my questions and concerns and was a pleasure to talk with! I highly recommend Clay and Centex Brass for all your pre-owned brass instrument needs.
7/3/21 Centex Brass is very responsive and shipping was quick as well. The trumpet we received was in great condition.
05/11/21. Maulik D. Verified Buyer5.0 star rating. Great experience; prompt service
4-19-21 Hey Clay, I got the horn today. Thank you! All good :) Keep in touch! Best,-dan
3-17-21 Hi Clay -- I love the horn and will keep it. It's something else! Pleasure doing business with you. Joe
3-15-21 Hello Clay !!Everything is OK, I’ve received my new trumpet last week, good packaging, no damage, thank you. I’ve begun to play my new trumpet, le ML bore change a little for me I’m used to play a large, but now i only teach and don’t need a big sound anymore.Many thanks for everything, it is a pleasure to do this deal with you.
2-25-21 Excellent communication, fast shipping- even in a massive blizzard! The trumpet was just as good as we were led to believe. Actually looked better in person. Would highly recommend this seller.
12-13-20 - Mike S. Verified Buyer5.0 star rating Great service After putting in the order, I got a call to make sure everything was perfect. Great customer service!
10-16-20 Beautiful trumpet thank you so very much!
10-5-20 Unicorn rare horn and outstanding seller! Can’t ask for more!!
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.