About Nick Rail Music

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. She understands the timing and work it takes to manufacture an instrument so that the performer has the best experience playing it.   

Our stores offer accessories for all departments. Our sheet music department specializes in instrument methods and jazz. We stock the entire Aebersold catalog of play-along books and CDs for the study of jazz improvisation.

Nick Rail Music provides service as needed to school music programs throughout Southern California. Representatives visit band directors weekly in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Kern counties.

Visit one of our stores in Santa Barbara, Agoura Hills, Redlands, Santa Clarita (Valencia), San Diego and Bakersfield or Contact Us for more information on school programs, new and used instruments, accessories and supplies, and rentals and repairs. Phone: 805-569-5353