Shop our Online Catalog or come into one of our six locations! We've opened our seventh store on Bakersfield's Westside! We've got used and vintage horns all with great prices! Saxes; Flutes; Trumpets and lots more! We are pleased to cover the musical requirements of Southern California and beyond online or through our Santa Barbara, Agoura Hills, Santa Clarita, Redlands, and San Diego locations.

Contact Details

  City Santa Barbara, CA
  Zip Code 93105
  Address 2801 De La Vina Str
  Phone Number (805) 569-5353

From Our Website

Nick Rail Music has been nominated as a NAMM top 100 Dealer! This is a huge honor and we are thrilled to be counted among the countries most elite group of music stores! Thank you to our customers, families, and staff members who helped make this possible! We are anxiously awaiting Believe In Music week to see who takes home the prestigious Dealer of the Year Award! Nick Rail Music, established in Santa Barbara, California in 1986, provides band and orchestral instruments to both the school market and the private or professional musician.

Nick Rail Music, established in Santa Barbara, California in 1986, provides band and orchestral instruments to both the school market and the private or professional musician. Our percussion department covers concert, marching and drum set. We also carry acoustic guitars, electric guitars and basses, digital keyboards, sound reinforcement, and related combo products. In 2019 Nick Rail Music was sold to Laura Penrose. Laura's background is both in music retail and also instrument manufacturing. She brings a great deal of experience on how musical instruments go from the manufacturer all the way to the performer.

Describing the flute is like describing yourself. When you put the flute together, the body is in the middle, the foot joint is at the bottom, and the head joint is at the top! Whether the information is on a card inside the case, a label or an ID tag, make sure your instrument has identification on it showing that it belongs to you. Almost all band instruments have their own unique serial number on the body of the instrument so you shouldn't mark the instrument itself, but do have proof of ownership somewhere inside or on the case.

Whether you rent from us or elsewhere, please make sure the instrument is made by a recognized, quality manufacturer and offered by a reputable music store with experience and expertise in this area. It can make a huge difference in your child's musical enjoyment and progress. When in doubt, please consult with your child's band director.

Our techs bring more than 125 years of combined repair experience to the bench and can solve most problems you may encounter in a prompt and professional manner. Visit your local Nick Rail Music for a free repair inspection and our techs will provide you with an accurate estimate and turnaround time. NOTE to band directors and parents: If your student attends one of the schools visited by our School Sales Reps, we can pick up a private repair at the school, provide an estimate to the parents to get an okay, and then return the instrument to the school next visit after receiving payment by credit card.

Hi! Thank you for visiting us online. We are working on creating an outstanding online shopping experience, but in the meantime, we have listed the main categories and brands of products we carry in-store.

While Nick Rail Music does not provide music lessons, we do have an extensive instructor referral list. Expand your musical horizons with one of the exceptional private teachers from our referral list. Referrals to instructors offering beginning through advanced level lessons are available for most musical instruments, in a variety of styles. Call or visit the Nick Rail Music nearest you to get started!