Baxter-Northup Music

Best Vintage Musical Instruments, August 2012

That junior high band class has turned your trumpet-blaring teen into a Dizzy Gillespie wanna-be, and it’s time to get the kid a horn of his own. At Baxter-Northup Music, an L.A. institution since 1906, owner Ed Walker can hook up tone-deaf parents with name-brand vintage instruments (brass, reed, string, and electric), often at half the price. While you’re there, peruse the new and used sheet music or sign up the little bugger for private lessons. » 14534 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.