Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but times have changed since this thread was started, 13 years ago. Skelton does not appear to be at Carere Music anymore, for example.
Would anyone care to add a few testimonies regarding the best saxophone repair shops in Greater Atlanta?
don't trust most of my local music stores anymore, and especially not with a Yanagisawa. I had one guy try to get the dents out of an Antigua tenor, and, while he smoothed out the dents, he left a nasty finish on the repaired area, and apologized, and did not charge me for taking out the dents.
I had a Yanagisawa S901 get dropped by a Customs agent somewhere in transit, and could not get it insured, either. It's been in the case for four years now. Now I've got to get someone to fix it, who knows what he's doing.
Of course, I've always toyed with the idea of shipping it off to an expert somewhere, if nobody was available locally, but then you have to deal with insurance, shipping charges, etc.