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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.

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.

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.

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2016-11-30 King 613:

Hello Kamil - without seeing a picture, I am guessing this is a newer horn (post 1970) and was probably marketed for the "beginner to intermediate"  junior high school musician.  There is a good chance

2016-11-29 Holton C melody Saxophone value:

Hello Richard,  First of all, the wordsaxophone is spelled with the letter "O", there is no letter "A".  The brand is Holton not horton. This sax is a C melody sax not used anymore. They are obsolete.The

2016-11-22 OLD E.K. Blessing:

Hello Ryan,  I believe that any old sax deserves to be put into top condition in order for the instrument to be played. The problem is that a total overhaul costs a lot of money. The brand E.K. Blessing

2016-11-19 expertise sax tenor:

I only speak English...I translated your question....  Hello, I have a sax Tenor Selmer number series M-123XXX the keys are silver and the rest is gold, the buffers are leather. It is a bit piqued by cons

2016-11-01 Lyon & Healy Professional Chicago Low Pitch:

This wonderful C melody saxophone was made by Buescher. The serial number puts it right at 1919.   Lyon & Healy either made, designed, or commissioned their 'own' C-Melody saxes at the start of the era

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