Selmer Super (Balanced) Action Tenor

January 09, 2018

This horn came to me after having lived as a wall decoration for several decades.  It was completely rusted and seized up in a way that I have only seen in other saxes that were exposed to the weather or submerged at ...

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End of 2017 catch-up post

January 09, 2018

It has been a hell of a year.  Stayed really busy, and remembered to take a few photos of some of the stuff that came across my bench.  I saw an unusual number of early Mark VIs, Conn 30Ms, Conn 26Ms, and original ...

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Early 2017 Catch-Up Post

March 11, 2017

I had a rough patch in my personal life last year (doing better now) and had not put a post here in a while.  Here are a few random selections from what has been on my bench in the past few months.   Click to ...

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1927 Martin Handcraft Soprano Saxophone, Gold Plate

November 08, 2016

This was a beast of an overhaul.  This beautiful gold-plated saxophone originally had the Martin "Neverleek" pad system, which was a gimbaled pad that consisted of a very large dome hard-soldered in the key cup, with a very ...

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