Repair, Saxophones, Vintage Saxophone

Brazing Worn Hinge Tubes

This particular baritone sax is a Conn Transitional. It has seen a lot of action, the pearls are worn and almost all of the lacquer is gone. The hinge tubes of the keys also have heavy wear. There is no… Continue Reading…

Repair, Saxophones, Vintage Saxophone

Frozen Mark VI Rollers

A common problem with vintage saxophones is stuck rollers. Unfortunately these rollers cannot always be saved, especially if they are real pearl rollers. Vintage Selmer saxophone rollers, however, are not pearl and are often times salvable.   This beautiful horn… Continue Reading…

Clarinets, Repair, Vintage Clarinet

Filling Chip in Bass Clarinet

I recently disassembled a Selmer Y-Series Low Eb bass clarinet belonging to my little brother. The adjustment corks were starting to fall off so I figured I may as well perform a full mechanical overhaul for him before school starts… Continue Reading…

Clarinets, My Collection, Repair, Vintage Clarinet

Selmer Centered Tone Clarinet

A new addition to my collection! I’ve been on the lookout for a Centered Tone for a while now, and recently one came up on eBay for a great price. It’s a P-series, advanced boehm clarinet, made sometime in the… Continue Reading…

Clarinets, Polishing, Repair, Vintage Clarinet

Polishing Keys on a Full Boehm Selmer BT

This clarinet is part of Rheuben Allen’s collection. I just wanted to showcase the beautiful sheen of nickel-silver keys when they are polished again. Here are photos of the Balanced Tone on a jig, and how the keys turned out… Continue Reading…

Repair, Saxophones, Vintage Saxophone

Selmer Radio Improved Alto

This alto saxophone belongs to Benn Clatworthy and is in for an overhaul and polish. Note: I never use buffing wheels on saxophones so as to preserved the integrity of the tone holes and engraving. Here are some photos after… Continue Reading…

Custom Keywork, Dent Work, Repair, Saxophones

H. Couf Superba Bridge Key Replacement & Dentwork

Part 1: Adding on the Bridge Key H. Couf saxophones were manufactured by Keilworth and imported to the United States by Herbert Couf. This particular horn is a Superba soprano. The arm connecting to the bis key was very thin… Continue Reading…

Clarinets, Dent Work, Repair

Alto Clarinet Bell Dent Work

This particular bell is the bell of a Malerne alto clarinet. It was dropped and clearly landed on the side of the key guard for the low Eb. The hit pushed in the tone hole and popped the entire guard… Continue Reading…

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