Have a question? Interested in getting your horn repaired? Want to buy something on the site but you’d like to chat first and see if it really is the best fit for you? Want to see about selling or trading your saxophone to me?
Note: I am not currently accepting new clients. I am booked until 2023 sometime and am not accepting new work from new clients. If you are a previous client and you need something done, get in touch. I will post here when I am accepting new clients again.
I VASTLY PREFER PHONE CALLS for general questions. Email will take a while for me to answer- reason being that I work with my hands, so answering e-mails is done during non-work hours, which I try to spend not working. For phone calls, if I have a hand available, I typically answer the phone between 10am-4pm EST Monday through Friday. Leave a message if I don’t pick up and I will get back to you. If you do send an email, include a phone number in it to increase your chances of a timely response from me, and if I respond through email, please don’t be offended if my response seems curt/clipped- it was simply in the interest of time and trying to get back to you sooner.
If you are interested in a trade or selling me an instrument, please do email, and send as many high-resolution photos as you can.
I work from my home in the countryside outside Durham, North Carolina USA, and I do ship internationally. I do not have a physical store, and my repair shop is private and by appointment only.
If you’ve bought a sax elsewhere and want me to take a look at photos to see if you got a decent deal, sorry, I can’t help you. It takes about an hour for me to evaluate a saxophone based on photos alone- if the photos are even good enough and usually they aren’t- and the results are not guaranteed anyways. I get asked 5-10 times per week, and I simply don’t have that much time to give away for free. If you want to pay me my shop hourly rate AND you’ve got tons of super great photos, I can give you an opinion but frankly you’d be better off taking it somewhere in person for an examination if you have the ability.
Phone: 919-901-1191. Best for questions. No texts at this number. Leave a message if I can’t pick up. Please don’t call repeatedly and not leave a message. My hands are busy most of the time, and I won’t call back without a message- often times I can answer a question in your voicemail if you are not available when I take a break from bench work to call back, rather than play phone tag.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This is the best way to reach me if you have something you want me to remember (by way of searching for it in the future) or refer to in the future. I like seeing pictures of cool, rare, unusual saxophones.