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Hey everyone,
I need to find a good repair shop in Atlanta. I will be passing through there on tour, and I need some adjustments done on my alto flute. Any reccomendations? Thanks for the help,

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I would try Wil Grizzle or Sam Skelton at Carere Music in NE Atlanta (just outside the perimeter). I played a VI tenor awhile back that had been overhauled by these guys and it was fantastic.
 

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There's also King Repair in Decatur -- nice guys that are sax players themselves. And much more "in the perimeter". They've always done fine work for me:

143 Barry St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-1050
 

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bkiser said:
I would try Wil Grizzle or Sam Skelton at Carere Music
Sorta off topic, but Sam Skelton is just a monster player. Anybody in Atlanta get the chance to see him, do it. Of course, if you're also a sax player, he'll make you feel like you've got chump chops in comparison.:(
 

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Thanks for the replies, everyone. I had done some research online, and found Carere. Good to know they have a couple of good techs there. I am going to head over there today or tomorrow. Thanks again!
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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.
 

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What’s wrong with Will Grizzle if he’s good enough for Brecker and Sanborn? I’ve used him several times myself years ago. Hopefully he’s still in business.
 

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Wonderful leads. Thank you!

Incidentally, I missed a similar thread when I searched, so, until they get combined by the Webmeister, here is the link:

 
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