Being a good saxophone caretaker

The concept of being a saxophone caretaker isn’t really outlandish at all Any well-made professional—or even a good, student model saxophone from the early to mid part of the 20th century—when properly cared for, will serve its owners well for hundreds of years. Yes, you read that right, I wrote…

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The Olds Super tenor sax is home

The Olds Super tenor after pics & playing update (well sort of) In all the drama that has been going on around here regarding the transfer of my website, I have let many things slide. I have a long list of article topics that I have been wanting to write…

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Olds Super Tenor: A Progress Report

My Olds Super tenor as been at David’s shop for just over a couple of weeks now, and he is working hard at restoring this beauty to its original glory. Before David took it apart, I noodled around on the horn as best as I could for him, demonstrating the…

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A Tale of 2 Misplaced Tuning Crescents

It was nearly three years ago that I had my vintage curvy overhauled. Ever since I got it back from Claudio Fantinato things have not quite been the same. Why? Because Claudio took out the two tuning crescents that had been in the horn ever since I got it from…

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