If you are considering learning the trombone and picking one up for a good price, you have came to the right place. I have bought most of my trombones second hand and have usually found them at an affordable price when doing so. If this is your first purchase, then I want to give you some pointers on how to make sure you are getting a good one. If you have questions after this article, reach me below in the comment section.
Ways to Find Trombones at Good Prices
If you buy new then you have probably seen some of the price tags that a new trombone will cost you. It could be frightening to some but if you are serious about learning and playing the trombone and you can afford new, I say do it. If you don’t have a lot of money then listen up. My first bit of advice is to see if you know anyone that is in a band or knows someone that plays the trombone. Have a local resource is huge! If they become your friend then that is even better. They will be able to help coach you on the way as well. I have done it for other people and even went to someones house locally to check out a used trombone for them. They saved so much money and got a great instrument.
Another key thing about knowing someone that plays the trombone is they may have one for sale already. I have 3 different trombones right now and will be selling one soon. Not only will they usually give you a good deal, they will make sure it is in good shape for you. This is the best of both worlds. So, what if you live in a rural area? You can always find a great deal online but you will need to do some additional research. Make sure the brand of trombone is quality and if the seller has played trombone themselves. This will give you a better idea of how well they know the instrument. Another key thing is to verify what the return policy is. If they do not take returns, I would steer clear of purchasing from them.
Lets Get Started With the Trombone
If you live in an area heavily saturated with music, chances are there will be a lot of music shops in your area. I have seen some of the larger music shops have rental programs for students/learners. This is a great idea if you are still on the fence about learning how to play the trombone. You will get to try for a reasonable amount and if you do not like it, you can return it. I have done this now with a couple of instruments that I wanted to learn but just didn’t have the time. My best advice out of all of this and with any instrument is to find someone local. They will be the best resource that you will have in finding an instrument.