Welcome to Halstead Music
WE SELL FRENCH HORNS

and also American, Czech, English, German, Italian, Japanese and Viennese horns! plus horn-related accessories and CDs

99% of horns sold by HALSTEAD MUSIC are personally tried and tested by Tony Halstead

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The majority of our sales are 2nd-hand horns, but we also have a modest supply of brand new ones, and occasionally, other brass instruments. Our stock of ‘collectors’ horns (19th/early 20th century) is probably the largest and the most reasonably priced in the UK.

We act as agents for customers wishing to sell instruments, and we charge a reasonable, flexible commission rate for this service. If you have a horn you wish to sell, please phone or e-mail us; however, we reserve the right to reject poor-quality instruments.

 Our policy regarding the much-discussed topic of ‘restoration/ repair/ conservation’ is:  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” After nearly 50 years of professional playing, Tony Halstead is convinced that a certain amount of internal surface ‘patina’ in the cylindrical sections of a brass instrument is actually desirable, giving reassuring acoustic feedback to the embouchure.  However, if valves are sticking, we carry out a very mild, non-abrasive cleaning process in the area of the valve-block only.

Tony himself performs small adjustments, ‘tweaks’ and minor repairs, and specialist craftsmen do more complex repair work.