Second Hand Instruments

Why buy Secondhand from Dawkes Music?

  • Professional Set-Up on Each Instrument
  • Try At Home on 14 Day Approval
  • Industry Leading Quality Control & 6 Month Warranty
  • Risk Free! Option To Return For 100% Refund
  • Large Choice of Top Brands; Modern & Vintage
  • Friendly, Expert Advice from Musical Staff

All of our second hand or ex-demo wind & brass instruments are fully checked in our on-site workshop before sale. Each instrument is adjusted and set-up to a professional standard before being offered for sale and come with a 6 month warranty. Our specialist team take great pride in their instrument preparations and ensure you can buy in total confidence.

You can even try the instrument on a 14 day approval to be sure you’re totally happy. Instruments can be supplied via mail-order, or tried in-store.

Second Hand Clarinets

We offer a carefully selected range of second hand woodwind & brass instruments from all the top brands. From ex-display new models through to vintage legends.


Independent Service Rating based on 1251 verified reviews. Here are some recent reviews of our service...

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They had it in stock, I bought it, it arrived. I like their newsletter.
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11 hours ago
Dawkes service is high standard. Very fast postage and quality accessories. I've always had the... Read all
Trusted Customer
14 hours ago
Product as ordered, securely packaged and delivered promptly.
Trusted Customer
1 day ago
Excellent. Goods arrived when stated well packaged.
Mr Robert Bosanquet
2 days ago
First rate
Stephen Cairns
3 days ago
Excellent service with good communication.
Trusted Customer
4 days ago
I want to say the chap I spoke to was called Peter. I do know he's a woodwind player but his help... Read all
Clair Coussan
4 days ago
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Looking to sell?

If you’re looking to sell a quality used Woodwind & Brass instrument we may be able to help. We offer a commission sale scheme where we can advertise and promote your instrument to the thousands of people on our customer database. You can also reach the many visitors to our store and website.

How does it work?

Firstly we need to know a little bit more about the instrument, primarily the make & model. We can have an initial consultation about this via phone, email or by using the contact form below. Then to confirm the pricing aspects we would need to see the instrument to give an accurate view of the selling price. We can then also discuss any pre-sale workshop time that needs accounting for.

When the selling price is agreed we would then list and promote your instrument on our website, instrument specific newsletters, in-store and on third party selling sites. This ensures a wide range of people see your instrument for sale and this should mean it sells promptly.

Why use Dawkes vs selling myself?

Selling through us rather than privately should ensure a smoother, hassle free sale. You won’t have to deal with questions about your instrument, people coming to see it/blow it, or worry about fraudulent transactions online. In fact, if you factor in all the fees from online auction/payment handling sites, and the fact we can list it at a better price due to the service we’re adding, it will likely cost the same as doing it yourself but will involve a lot less hassle.

As mentioned we have a huge database of customers on our system, many of them are looking for quality used instruments. Desirable models can sell very quickly off the back of a newsletter – our record is 8 minutes! Of course some models will take a little longer. Our specialist advisors can guide you on this and also the pricing. Correct pricing can also affect the speed that the instrument is sold at.

If you do decide to sell your instrument through us we will do the following to make sure we reach as many people as possible and sell it as promptly as possible:

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