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Charles Harris


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

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I am a professional member of N.A.P.B.I.R.T (National Association of Professional Band Instruments Repair Technicians). I have been repairing saxophones, flutes, clarinets, and brass instruments since 1993. I perform in several professional groups covering genres form classical, jazz, and rock.


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St. Petersburg Junior College (AA) University of South Florida.

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2017-01-21 should I restore:

Sal,     The York Band Instrument Company went out of business in the 1930's due to the great depression. They were sold to Carl Fisher who used the label as a stencil for some of their student lines.

2017-01-06 yanagisawa Tenor 00677508:

Victor,     The 508 under the Bb key is actually the last 3 digits of the serial number. Manufactures will often stamp partial numbers on parts to facilitate assembly while at the factory and during shipping

2016-10-29 Buesher tenor sn 439465:

Kamil,     All I can tell you about that saxophone based on the information you gave me is it's a Buescher Saxophone and according to the serial number it was manufactured in the mid 1960's. I can not

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

2016-08-04 Wondering about my saxophone:

Korie,     Thanks for the question. To be honest I'm going to need to see some photos of the horn. Specifically I need some very detailed photos to tell you more about it, but here is what I can tell you


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