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Basic Saxophone Mechanical Overhaul - Soprano/Alto/Tenor

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Our Price: $ 750.00

Product ID: BMOaltotenorsoprano


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Basic Saxophone Mechanical Overhaul - Soprano/Alto/Tenor

Saxquest specializes in mechanical overhauls, mechanical restorations and custom key work. We use the finest grade materials available, with careful attention paid to detail. YOU decide what kind of resonator, pad and pad treatment you would like us to use. We are happy to make recomendations for you. Each player, instrument and mouthpiece make a unique combination. A combination we try to take into consideration when we repair your instrument.

Basic Overhaul Process

  1. Disassembly and careful cleaning of the instrument with mild detergent.
  2. Body is checked for proper alignment and straightened if necessary.
  3. Minor dent work.
  4. All keys are swedged to remove lateral play.
  5. Excessive wear removed from post to hinge rod.
  6. Pads cups checked on jeweler's anvil for flatness.
  7. Tone holes addressed.
  8. Refit tenon and receiver.
  9. All new pads (your choice of pad type and resonator type, we are happy to make recommendations)
  10. Key corks, felts, synthetics and neck cork installed (premium cork, top grade felt, highest quality synthetic used for key regulation and silencing).
  11. Springs replaced as needed (blue needle springs).
  12. Meticulously regulated to customers specifications (see custom setup).
  13. Wiped down, oiled and play tested.

Please note: If an instrument needs extensive dent work and/or key wear, we would suggest one of the following:


Both Basic Mechanical Overhauls and Complete Mechanical Restorations come with a one year warranty on all work performed. Warranties are only valid for saxophones that have not been abused or otherwise neglected. If your horn goes out of regulation in the first year by means of normal daily wear and tear, send it back to us and we'll fix it for free. You are only responsible for shipping charges. If only minor adjustments are needed and we know a saxophone technician in your area that we trust, we can ask them to do the work for us so that you don't have to worry about shipping your saxophone.