Gear & Services
Getasax.com – fine used saxophones, vintage and modern. I do overhauls on some of the horns on this site.
Mouthpieceguys.com – Saxophone mouthpieces and refacing by Brian Powell and Erik Grieffenhagen
EZ Mouthpieces – Saxophone mouthpieces and refacing by Ed Zentera
Education & Information
Saxpics.com – one of the most comprehensive saxophone history sites on the web – no longer updated, owned by USAhorn.
Pete Hales Blog – the man formerly known as saxpics has a new blog, and its full of good stuff.
CyberSax Q&A – hasn’t been updated in a long time, but lots of great sax info here if you take the time to read through.
Bassic Sax – A saxophone site with lots of cool information and links to other helpful sites.
SaxGourmet – Steve Goodson’s website, lots of useful information here on repair and vintage saxophones.
Steven Howard – Saxophone repair and information site run by Steven Howard out of the U.K.
Mouthpiece Museum – Information and galleries for vintage saxophone mouthpieces.
The Martin Story – Exhaustive history of Martin saxophones.
The HN White Page – History of the H.N. White (King) musical instrument company, makers of King saxophones.
Jay Easton’s Sax Family Album - Pictures and sound clips of many different shapes and sizes of saxophone, including original Adolphe Sax instruments. Just listen to the beauty of the Adolphe bass sax, beating the pants off of a modern Selmer even though the Adolphe was in bad shape gathering dust in a museum!
Best Saxophone Website Ever: The humbly-named website by D0ron Orenstein is chock full of good saxophone information, including a few articles by yours truly.
Theo Wanne Mouthpiece Knowledge: Lots of really good mouthpiece stuff here by Theo Wanne, a mouthpiece maker and (former?) refacer.
M. Postma Sax Page: Don’t know much about this site except it seems to have tons of neat-o stuff all over it that isn’t found anywhere else, like saxophone bore comparisons.
UNSW Saxophone Acoustics Page: University of New South Wales introduction to saxophone acoustics page.
Van Cott Information Services – Some hard-to-find saxophone books here.
Repair Tools and Materials
Votaw Tool Company
J. L. Smith Company
NAPBIRT Online Store – If you are interested in learning about woodwind repair, get the “Complete Woodwind Repair Manual” by Reg Thorpe here.
Music You Should Check Out
Sam Sadigursky – Multi-instrumentalist, super nice dude, teacher.
Vito Dieterle – Great tenor player. Mixes a mean drink. Has a cat.
Matt Silberman – Tenor, soprano, clarinet player and teacher. Another former coworker.
Logan Richardson – one of the most innovative “new” alto players out there. Former coworker of mine on 48th St.
Colin Stetson – This guy will change your conception of what is possible with the saxophone.
Stuart Bogie – One of the nicest guys you could ever meet, and makes excellent music.
Andy Farber – Super knowledgeable sax guy and all-around cool cat.
Mark Small - Saxophonist and woodwind player based in NYC.
Antoine Roney – A tenor saxophone giant! Really knowledge and kind-hearted guy. Check out his youtube videos.
Greg Pattilo – the beatbox flute guy, former neighbor and cool dude.
Jon Irabagon – Fantastic saxophonist; scared me the other day by asking if I had any sopranino pieces.
Matt Marantz – Saxophonist and mouthpiece refacer, and yet another really nice guy!
Randy Emerick – Amazing multi-instrumentalist, probably has the best working saxophone collection of anybody out there.
Ravi Coltrane – Excellent tenor player and one of the world’s nicest people.
James Carter – Saxophonist, friendly and open master musician, repairs his own horns and owns an amazing sax collection.