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…

Custom Case, Saxophones

Sticker Bombed Shaped Case

A fun little project. I sticker bombed this shaped case Rheuben had made for his saxophones years ago. The round edges proved to be especially difficult, I had to cut slits in many of the stickers in order to get… 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…

Custom Keywork, Saxophones, Vintage Saxophone

Minty Low A Mark VI Alto

A client brought in a MINT condition low A Mark VI recently. I added an additional piece to the harmonic key, under the supervision of Rheuben Allen, who came up with the design and has been putting the addition on… Continue Reading…

Saxophones, Vintage Saxophone

Buescher Straight Alto Saxophone

No repairwork was done. Rick Izumi was kind enough to show his Buescher straight alto to me. The pads are all original. This horn is in mint shape (aside from the tarnish of course) and has never been worked on.… 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…

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Brazing Worn Hinge Tubes

Frozen Mark VI Rollers