Drums & Cymbals
Other Instruments

Welcome to 2nd Ending.  PLEASE NOTE, UPDATE APRIL 2018 : WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING FROM OREGON TO NEW MEXICO. THE SHOP WILL BE UNABLE TO PROCESS/SHIP ANY ORDERS UNTIL AROUND MAY 20, although we will gladly communicate and may even be able to place an item on hold for you in the meantime.We refurbish/renovate/rehab vintage instruments ....getting them back into playing shape and into the hands of players.  The biz has been around since 2002, initially selling on eBay and Craigslist.  Starting out in San Francisco, we launched our site back in '06; in '11 we settled in hip, in wonderful Portland, OR ! While there are a few other online businesses who also deal in vintage, it is our goal to offer good, solid instruments at reasonable prices. A classic, tried-and-true vintage American or European model should not be priced beyond the reach of most musicians. As always feel free to inquire about anything which interests you and we'll do our best to help you out....we have a lot of stock we are currently getting into shape which may not be listed here; so if you are searching for something in particular, drop us a note !


Focusing on vintage drums, saxes, trumpets, and trombones....the instruments are disassembled, cleaned, repaired, reassembled, and regulated to be put back into good playing condition.  Some work is done in-house, and some is done by other professional instrument tech and repair people in the Portland and SF Bay Areas.  We are fortunate to have a lot of very talented and experienced repair folks in the West. All instruments are play-tested by pro musicians before being listed.

Besides the instruments listed as for sale....we also have a stock of horns and drums “in the pipe”, as they say.  Not yet worked up, but scheduled to be in the next 6 months or so.  So, if you cannot quite find what you are looking for in the listings, visit the “on the wall” and “on the bench” listings to see what’s coming up.

We also offer professional custom work on building, altering, and renovating vintage drums.  Re-wraps, recutting of bearing edges, or providing single drums to match your existing kit. We also build custom drums and kits using Keller Maple, Mahogany, or Birch shells.

For those in the market for a nice, solid ol’ vintage musical instrument...up until now your choices were either eBay or Craigslist...the former being limited by the fact that you are always taking a chance on the actual condition and playability of the instrument...the latter being limited by the fact that there is only so much available locally.

The other possible option was to just buy online from a vintage online dealer offering grossly inflated prices, or one who fails to give a very honest representation of the condition of the instrument.  Our purpose here is to fill that middle-ground, and make available good instruments in good shape for a reasonable price.  Because, of course, not everyone can afford a $4000 sax, a $2500 drum kit, a $1000 trumpet, or a $2000 cymbal (nor should you have to). 2nd Ending offers instruments.... for the rest of us.  Music for the Proletariat.....so to speak (?!) 

Because you really don’t need a lotta money to get set up with a reliable axe. As our title says..... "they really DON’T make ‘em like they used to."  The advent of the internet has given these old classics the exposure and interest they deserve.

Feel free to browse our site. Questions and inquiries are gladly answered.  





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