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Complete mechanical saxophone restoration - Soprano/Alto/Tenor

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Our Price: $ 1,250.00

Product ID: CMRaltotenor


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Complete mechanical saxophone restoration - 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.

A Complete mechanical restoration is required: If an instrument needs extensive dent work and/or has extensive key wear, or other repair issues.

The complete mechanical restoration includes everything in a basic mechanical overhaul (below) plus replacing pearls if desired, making new hinge rods, and providing new pivot screws and or set screws. Everything that can be done to the instrument short of refinishing!!

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 Email us for answers to more questions about our full restoration work or to inquire if your horn is a candidate for this type of full work up restoration.

Only a limited number of time slots are available for personalized mechanical restorations. We are always up front about our schedule so you know how long your horn will be in the shop. Please click here to inquire about setting up an appointment.


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.

If your instrument is only in need of an overhaul and not a complete mechanical restoration, please click one of the links below.