Early 2016 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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Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone

May 20, 2016

This was a very clean Buffet SDA tenor that sported what some folks call "sparkle lacquer", although for me the jury is still out on whether that is a real thing or not. (It looks like crazing close up, and I've been told ...

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Martin “The Music Man” Committee Tenor Saxophone

May 20, 2016

Fairly standard overhaul done on this beauty.  I used flat metal resonators.  These like thin pads- you'll be using minimal adhesive as well to get them as thin as the horn wants (assuming key geometry hasn't been bent all ...

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