After 15 years away, I started playing my alto (A-901 Yanigasawa) again. I believe the sax requires a fairly extensive overhaul. Does anyone have any recommendations for good technicians in the Boston area? Thanks so much!
Jack is excellent and busy. You can also try Georgie at Maestro Woodwind Repair, not far from Jacks. He overhauled horns for a few of my customers and they were very happy. He also worked on a friends Yani 9937 and he was quite pleased.
Jack at Boston Sax Shop is the man. Was in his shop getting a couple of my saxes tuned up a couple of days ago - he does great work but is booked pretty far out for overhauls. He's worth waiting for though. I had him overhaul my 82Z a few years ago and it became a different (and far better) sax after that.
I actually have a call in his shop. I've been there before for small adjustments, neck corks etc. I just don't know what he charges for an overhaul. Jack was the one who wanted 1500 for an overhaul but an alto may be less. I also found a guy today that charges 625. I don't know anything about him but here's his website:
if you can make the drive, or can at least ship the saxophone out there......james vogel in in williamsburg ma (west of northampton) is excellent and extremely(!)
reasonable. He did an excellent overhaul on a tenor of mine a couple of years ago. http://www.wbworkshop.com/index.htm
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