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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello! I'd like to know if this alto sax is worthy to restore. I don't know the brand, it looks like marked J. Buyst(?) from Brussels. I don't know if it has any value in original state or more in restored state. I will probably replace the cork and pads, since the sax is really smelly. If I...
  2. Sax Body and Finish
    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. I used to play a lot of saxophone (mainly tenor), when I was younger. In the last 15 years, I have not played a lot but decided that I want to start playing again. As such, I went to search for an inexpensive tenor just to get...
  3. Cases
    Hello! This is my first post on the forum, and I've looked both through the forum here and on google, and I've found some information on the subject but I haven't found quite what I'm looking for. I have a couple of 1920's saxophone cases, one is a rustish color, not sure what material, but...
  4. Martin
    Hey guys, I've been doing some research on a Garage Sale Sax that I found. Story after my question... I have a confirmed 1931 Martin Master "Typewriter" that is in unplayable condition. It probably needs a full restoration. Is it worth the $1000+ repair bill? Ok, the story. I played sax in...
  5. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi Everyone My first post! I have an old brass alto (Bundy) which I am about to restore. I want to blacken the body (not the key work) and was wondering if any of you have ever tried to do this chemically and if so how? I realize that one can use black laquer but I am assuming that this could...
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