As this is my first blog post, I want to share with you what I'm currently working on and give you a good idea what DC Sax is all about. I recently acquired a wonderful 1958 80,xxx Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone from the son of the original owner. This saxophone came to me with pads literally falling out of the horn, and it was obvious that it hadn't been touched in many decades. The tarnish and poor playing condition would have turned off many potential buyers. I could essentially only play palm keys before the rest of the pads stopped sealing.
There is always a bit of mystery with a horn in this type of condition. All the horns acquired by DC Sax receive expert repair work and/or overhauls as needed. As it is hard to pinpoint exactly what a horn will eventually play and sound like after such restoration, it is exciting to think of the possibilities for this 1958 Mark VI. Whether the restoration reveals a dark silky tone, or projection enough to sing over a big band, I am excited for its return from the repair shop so I can discover what its true voice is once all of the cobwebs have been shaken off. It's incredibly satisfying seeing a horn both before and after it has been restored. Many of the best saxophones ever made will last decades or more, and it is intrinsically satisfying to return a saxophone to top playing condition for the next owner.
Keep checking back for this horn and others on my website. I have a lot of wonderful saxophones in the pipeline and I look forward to sharing their stories with you. If you're interested in this specific saxophone, please feel to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.