Prospective buyers are welcome to come and view / play test instruments. Our usual opening hours are Monday – Thursday from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Appointments outside of these times are available by prior arrangement therefore please contact us to arrange a suitable day and time. It is recommended prior contact is made before traveling to try a specific instrument to ensure it is still available and also so we can have it ready for you.
Yes, each instrument comes with a hard case or gig bag.
A specific mouthpiece is not included as most players have a preference, however I do have a stock of used ones, so one can be sent if required. I also sell new mouthpieces which can be purchased via the website.
Yes, part exchange will be considered on any of the instruments for sale.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with pictures and information on the instrument(s) you wish to part exchange.
Yes, we provide instrument hire to students receiving tuition through the Cornwall Music Service Trust. Please call or email me at email@example.com for further information.
Yes, please send us the details of your instrument that you want to sell here.
Alternatively you can email pictures and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No unfortunately not due to the need to have a consumer credit licence, but Duchy Brass can provide new brass instruments to students in full-time education through the Assistance Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS) which allows for a VAT free purchase. Unfortunately this scheme does not apply to used instruments.
To purchase a brass instrument listed on the website please contact me by either email or telephone to confirm availability. Once confirmed I will require your name, address, delivery address (if different), a contact telephone number at the delivery address and preferred payment method. I will then email an invoice for payment which can be made via personal Credit/Debit card (online payment link), Bank Transfer or Cheque (subject to clearance).
Accessories can be purchased through the website but if you require assistance or something isn’t listed please get in touch.
For orders with the UK payment can be accepted via personal Credit/Debit Cards (online or in person), Bank Transfer or Cheque (subject to clearance).
For orders from outside the UK payment is only accepted by International Bank Transfer details of which will be provided by invoice. Please note that orders cannot be placed via the website for addresses from outside of the UK. If you wish to make a purchase please contact me.
Instruments to be delivered within the UK mainland are sent free of charge. Instruments to be delivered outside of the UK mainland are charged at cost which will be calculated at the point of sale, please contact me if you require an accurate delivery quote. Items are sent the day after cleared payment has been received. Once sent you will be provided with the courier details and tracking information. All instruments are sent via insured and tracked services.
Delivery within the UK for accessories are charged depending on quantity and weight/size. This is calculated at checkout when purchasing through the website. Accessories to be delivered outside of the UK mainland are charged at cost which will be calculated at the point of sale, please contact me if you require an accurate delivery quote. The vast majority of accessories will be sent via the Royal Mail Signed For service. Whilst most items are delivered within 3 working days Royal Mail do have up to 13 working days before a claim can be made for a lost item therefore a refund will not be processed until this time has passed.
I take great care to ensure that instruments and accessories are sent in good condition and appropriately packed. However, damage can sometimes occur in transit.
On receipt please check your goods immediately. If the instrument cannot be checked straight away please write ‘unchecked’ on the couriers delivery document/handheld scanner.
Any faults or damage must be reported to Duchy Brass within 24 hours of delivery or claims will not be entertained.
For sales within the UK you are entitled to cancel the order you have placed, this entitlement may exercised up to 14 days, starting from the day after the instruments or accessories were received.
If you cancel an order after the instruments or accessories have been delivered you must send them back at your own cost. The instruments and accessories must still be in the condition they were sent.
If you wish to return your instruments or accessories I try to make the process as simple and easy as possible whilst safeguarding the service I provide. Therefore please follow the terms below:
All new Besson, Conn-Selmer, Vincent Bach & John Packer instruments are covered by a two year warranty details of which can be provided on request.
Ex-demo and used instruments come with a six month warranty against any mechanical defects and should a fault occur at my discretion the instrument can be returned to me for repair or taken to a repairer of your choice with the cost of the repair being reimbursed. This warranty does not cover issues with cosmetic silver/gold plating or lacquer finishes nor damage caused by accident or misuse.