It has been a few years since I bought a saxophone from WW&BW, but when I did, everything worked. I did it over the phone and asked the saxophone specialist to find the best one among many, then check it out before sending it. And, I promised to pay him for his time. When the horns arrived, they were good ones. I sent a personal check to him for his promised service after receiving the horns.
Did he actually do what I asked, and do what I paid for? Who knows? But the horns played fine. DAVE
I've never purchased a horn from wwbw but I would be concerned as to wheter anyone play checks or sets up the horn prior to shipping. I would either expect to pay someone local to set up the horn after receiving or I would order from a smaller speciality vendor (kessler, junkdude, etc.) that sets the horn up before shipping.
I've purchased many saxes from WWBW over the years(including my three current ones)and have not had any significant problems, with the exception of some closeout items I've wanted to check out. Several of them were obviously used and abused during their numerous trials(you know how it goes, order it to play for a while and then send it back)......
They're fine, but like any other big retailer, you'll get good experiences and bad ones. One nice thing is that they are starting to do "set-ups" before each horn goes out. Unfortunately, the set-ups are not very thorough and get screwed up in shipping anyway...
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