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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Two New Student Model Tenor Saxophones

A couple of options in the current crop of student model tenor saxophones Yesterday I did something I very seldom do: I play-tested a couple of brand new tenor saxophones. These were not pro models, but rather current student models that are targeted at beginning players. They were so new…

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Buescher Academy Alto Sax For Auction

This morning something very unusual caught my eye on eBay. I have been researching and writing about vintage saxophones for over 10 years now, but have only come across a handful of Buescher Academy horns in all this time. What makes the sale of this Buescher Academy alto sax so…

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What Makes A Sax A Pro Model: Revisited

A few years ago I wrote an article about this before, but due to recent events I had an opportunity to revisit the question: What makes a sax a pro model? This came about because of my opportunity to do extended play-tests on a pair of SeaWind saxophones. I currently…

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