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2019 Saxquest Woodwind Musical Instrument EXPO * November 16 *

When: 2019-11-16

2019 Saxquest Woodwind Musical Instrument EXPO * November 16 *

I want to personally reach out to you about a fun and hopefully musically inspiring opportunity. I’m super excited to announce that Saxquest is hosting a huge woodwind musical instrument EXPO on November 16. Its FREE and open to the public. Nothing else like this happens in St. Louis so its a great opportunity to experience the latest and greatest instruments and equipment and talk to the manufactures. This is our fourth year hosting this event and it really is an amazing experience!

Where: St. Charles Community College – Donald D Shook Fine Arts Bldg. – St. Louis, MO
When: November 16 from 9AM-5PM
Reserve a spot here: http://www.tinyurl.com/2019SQExpo

The Saxquest Woodwind Instrument Expo will feature hundreds of custom, professional, and step-up woodwind instruments including saxophones, clarinets, flutes, double reeds and accessories. We’ve invited all of the major manufactures to set up booths and bring their best/most popular instruments and gear for trial. Brands participating include: Buffet-Crampon, Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Keilwerth, P. Mauriat, Eastman, Haynes, Powell, Muramatsu, Fox, Loree, BG, D’Addario and Vandoren. Maybe you’ve been to a car show. This is the same idea only with musical instruments. Parents, band directors, students, professional musicians, amateur musicians, and weekend warriors alike will have the opportunity to play through all of the instruments and equipment and experience together the difference a professional or step-up instrument can make.

We’ve set up the event to be a good time for everyone with door prizes from Vandoren, D’Addario and BG (mouthpieces, reeds, swabs, other accessories, T-shirts, etc….) and a big giveaway at the end for those who booked an appointment in advance. It’s meant to be an enjoyable event to get music students excited about music and give them the opportunity to experience a large variety of professional and step-up instruments in a relaxed environment. While special one-day discounts will be available, there’s absolutely NO pressure to buy!!

The event will be open to walk in traffic all day, but we strongly recommend booking an appointment for those who are seriously considering an instrument purchase to guarantee total access to all of the Expo. Both private sound rooms and personal sound coaches will be available all day. For those interested in a possible purchase, we’re offering a 10% discount and financing options on most all new instruments and special 0% financing and double rebates on Yamaha instruments along with our everyday discounted pricing. Note that a professional set-up is included for FREE on any instrument purchased ($350 value)! You would not buy a professional bicycle or set of golf clubs without being professionally fitted. The same is true for a musical instrument. Experience the Saxquest difference.

The goal of every musician is to “elevate your performance”, continue to grow, and have fun while playing and performing. As a high-end woodwind specialty shop here in St. Louis, we’re delighted to be able to host this unique event.

By booking an appointment now, you’re reserving a spot along with being placed into a drawing to win free reeds for a year or $500 in store credit (no purchase necessary)! For more information check out our Facebook event. To register an appointment call or email or register online.
(314) 664-1234

We hope to see you at the EXPO!

Mark Overton – Saxquest Inc., owner
(314) 664-1234

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Saxquest Closed on Monday September 2 for Labor Day

Go eat some BBQ, take one last dip in the pool, or maybe even pull out the saxophone and get some good practice in, but whatever you do, don’t come to Saxquest on Monday, September 2. We’ll be closed, and following our own preceding advice. Normal hours the rest of the week, 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm (including the Saturday before the holiday).

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PSA: Saxquest CLOSED all day on Wednesday May 8

Please mark your calendars, the store and repair shop will both be closed all day on Wednesday, May 8, for an employee outing. The boss is taking the team to the Cardinals game. If you are playing hooky and going to the game too, stop by the bleachers and share a beverage!

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Prices lowered across the board on Vintage Saxes (including Mark VI’s!)

Check out our Vintage Saxes section, for a limited time we’ve lowered prices pretty much across the board, including our good selection of Mark VI altos and tenors. Get them while the getting is good!


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Bringing in the new year

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is looking forward to the new year as much as us at Saxquest. We’ve got some exciting developments for the new year, including a new mouthpiece. In the immediate future, we will be at the JEN show and MMEA again this year, so we hope to see you there. Looking ahead to February and March, we’re going to have some fantastic events at the shop in our Concert Artist series, some long-time Saxquest friends including Tim Aubuchon, Stephen Martin, and Paul DeMarinis, so stay tuned for more details as those draw nearer.

Everyone be safe at your New Years Eve gigs, and come by the shop or visit the booth at one of the shows, and say “hi!” The store will be closed on News Years Day, but normal hours otherwise the rest of the week.

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Step Up to Yamaha with rebates on new purchases!

If you’ve been thinking about buying a Yamaha saxophone, Now’s the Time!!

Saxquest is offering a $50 rebate for intermediate model instruments and a $100 rebate for professional model instruments.

Take the Yamaha plunge at Saxquest.


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Launching the new Saxquest Music Institute

Hope everyone has had a chance to check out the new school we’ve put together. This is a great opportunity to get lessons from some of the best area musicians and teachers. More info on the newly created facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/SQMusicInstitute/

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Introducing the NEW D’Addario Reserve Alto Sax Mouthpiece

We just got in a shipment of the new D’Addario Reserve series mouthpiece for the alto sax. This classically designed mouthpiece is a beautiful player, with a rich, warm tone, offering the player a bountiful amount of control. A sweet, lush sounding mouthpiece for true classical players. The smallest one, the D145, features a tip opening of just .057″, which is tiny, but it still feels very free and in no way is constricting, responding best obviously with a harder reed. We have these pieces available for sale right now on our website.

Stay tuned for some play test videos in the next couple days.

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RESTORED Vintage Alto Sarrusophone Available for Sale!

Here at Saxquest, we very rarely toot our own horn, but this one is an exception. Saxquest’s Chris Funck just finished restoring an original Gautrot Marquet Eb alto sarrusophone, and we now have it available for sale :


This is an extremely rare instrument, made more so by that fact that it is ready to play. Chris spent a lot of time bringing this instrument back to life, and is a fantastic find for serious collectors. We’ll try to get a video of this one up in the next week or so, if we can find someone who plays double reeds well enough to do it justice!

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Saxquest @ MMEA this week

To all our Missouri peeps, we’ll have a big presence at the annual MMEA show this week at Tan-Tar-A, so please stop by the booth and say “hi”. Zac is leading the crew down this year, with the exhibit hall open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We’ll have a good number of horns and a lot of accessories on hand for trial, and a small emergency repair bench set up too (helmed by George), so if you have a pad fall out during rehearsal, you can get that fixed too! Both stores in St Louis will still be open normal hours this week, so don’t hesitate to stop in if you need a box of reeds. We hope to see you at MMEA!

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