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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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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

2016-06-13 Martin tenor 18828:

Dylan,     That is a very old Martin saxophone. As far as giving you a value I really don't have enough information. There are a large number of variables to take into account and I would really need to

2016-06-05 Baritone Sax:

Connie,     Thanks for the question. I get questions like this fairly often. The Commodore line of saxophones were manufactured by the Martin band instrument company. Not to be confused with the Martin

2016-05-20 saxophone:

Laurie,     Thanks for the question. This is a beautiful example of an old King Cleveland saxophone. The "Cleveland Musical Instrument Company was a subsidiary of the H.N. White Company which operated


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