Musical instrument repair?

saxophone closeupChuckD emails:

I'm the owner of a nice, but well-used alto saxophone that's in need of some professional TLC. Is there anyone in the area who I could entrust this to? Big bonus points for fast turnaround!

Got a suggestion for a place where Chuck's saxophone can get a tune up? Please share!

photo: Flickr user wakalani (cc)

Comments

We have taken a couple instruments (alto sax and piccolo) that needed tune-ups to John Keale Music in Albany. Give them a call and see what their turnaround time is right now. http://www.johnkealmusic.com

Heard good things about Art at the Brass and Woodwind Shop in Burnt Hills.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brass-and-Woodwind-Shop/117545752542

The best in the area is Bill Cole up in Saratoga. I took my oboe to Northeast as it needed new pads..and they recommended me to go up there...and that was just for pads....I used to go to Bill when he was in Watervliet, but will now go up to Saratoga,

Cole's is the best.
http://www.coleswoodwind.com

John Keal is good too (I got my sax from there back when I was in elementary school). I used to bring my sax to John Keal to get it stripped, dipped, recorked, etc.

I had Cole's do more fine tuning and custom work.


John Keal music will do a fine job for you, and I've had excellent experience with Brass and Woodwind in Burnt Hills.

Cole's in Saratoga is top rate, but their work can be very pricy- they are focused more on the professional than on the school trade.

I agree with the Brass and Woodwind recommendation in Burnt Hills. The gentleman fixed my trumpet last year (I forget his name). It was going to be an overnight deal, but he saw that it was a relatively quick fix and did it on the spot for me, and for *cheap*. It's as good as new.

Thanks all for the great tips! AoA rulez (as the kidz say, 10 years ago).

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