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Gwen Shroyer

I am interested in networking with other saxophone players of all levels of experience and answering questions about varied techniques and methods of training, specific brands and models made, mouthpieces, reeds, and various other questions about performance.

Charles Harris

questions regarding equipment, performance, repairs, lessons, etc. Almost all saxophone related questions.

Eugene Cantera

I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.

Pete Thomas

Please note: I am not able to answer questions on saxophone ages or values, but am happy to answer questions about playing the saxophone. I have never really thought of myself as an expert, but I have learnt a lot from my long experience, much of it trial and error. I'm happy to see what you all think of my answers to your questions, I hope you find them helpful (if not please tell me!), and I hope you find them at the very least thought provoking. I am happy to answer questions on all aspects of saxophone playing and performance techniques. I am not a saxophone technician so can not answer queries related to advanced areas of saxophone repair, but I am familiar with routine maintenance useful for players.

Grant R. Koeller

I'm a Professional Jazz Saxophone soloist recently retired from 23 years with the USAF Band Of Flight, WPAFB, OHIO, experienced in performance, technique and equipment. I'm not a buyer/seller or dealer. I have 40 years Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Bari Saxophone performance experience with additional years on the Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Piano, Drum-set, Guitar and Voice. I'm a third generation professional military musician, my father, Bill Koeller(1939-1997) was in the USAF 1958-1962, and played Jazz Hammond B-3 organ from 1957-1997, and my fathers Uncle, Alfred Koeller (1912-1993), was a professional Acoustic Bassist in the Army Air Corps in WWII, and also performed on Jazz Guitar, Hammond organ, Piano and tenor saxophone.

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2016-10-16 1929 alto:

Hello Susan,   This sax is beautiful! It has a silver-plate finish with gold accents. I would say this sax is a closet classic,in mint condition. The total worth is much higher than if it was a total beater

2016-10-10 Saxaphone:

Don,    As far as I know, most if not all of the LaManote horns were made by the Italian manufacturer Orsi.  The "Superior" is a copy of the supposed "pro" version of Orsi's top horn (it gets labeled as

2016-09-09 gretsch commander sax ser #10083:

Hello Wayne,   Gretsch never made saxophones. This is a stencil sax. Made by  Buescher. I would Sell the kid the VITO sax, it's a perfect saxophone for beginning sax lessons.I would keep this sax.  I need

2016-09-04 Conn sax:

Paul,    Despite the cool and catchy name, this is about as generic a saxophone as was ever made.  These are student level horns for the most part and they are very abundant on sites like E-bay.  Most

2016-09-03 Selmer Super Action 80:

Ronald,     The saxophone you have is a Selmer Paris, Super Action 80. These are commonly known as the Series 1 to differentiate between the Series 2 and Series 3. However because they were the first series

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