What a Saxophone Collection Looks Like

What a Saxophone Collection Looks Like

Most people have never met a real saxophone collector. I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of the main saxophone collectors in the world. They are passionate about the instrument, and they put the greatest care into buying the best examples of each of the...
How to make your saxophone reeds play better

How to make your saxophone reeds play better

I meet a lot of good saxophone players who are still struggling with reeds after many years of playing. After experimenting with dozens of varieties of reeds, I have come to the conclusion that you really can FIX your reed problems forever and just move past this...

How Rare is Your Selmer Saxophone?

The following chart shows how rare each Selmer saxophone is. This is brand new information that has never been available before. It is thanks to friend of GetASax, Douglas Pipher’s painstaking work digitizing the handwritten Selmer archives that have not been...
How to Buy your First Saxophone

How to Buy your First Saxophone

With money, dummy! This is a post for people shopping for a first saxophone under $1500 that is a quality instrument and maintains its value fairly well over time. If you are skimming, here’s the short answer: Avoid the cheapest, no-name saxophones because they...
How Do I Sell My Saxophone?

How Do I Sell My Saxophone?

If you are reading this, then you are probably researching your options for how to sell a saxophone. I have been asked this question hundreds of times. I’ll help you think through your options for selling it. I’ll do this through a series of observations....
Conn Musical Instrument Factory Photos

Conn Musical Instrument Factory Photos

Conn issued a set of postcards to celebrate the opening of its new factory in 1911.  I have a set of these myself, and I will eventually post hi-res, printable versions. Until then, if you want to see who made your Conn and where, check out the following link: Conn...