The Sax Place

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In a standard overhaul I completely disassemble the saxophone removing all rods, screws, corks and felts. The body is cleaned inside and out. Each tone hole is checked to be level and corrected if necessary so the pad will fit properly without leaks.  Corks and felts are replaced. I play test each sax checking all notes and setting key heights so it will play as in tune as possible. For more information please check the Repairs page.


The Sax Place is a business in Fairfield, Iowa specializing in saxophone repairs, restoration, pad replacement, overhauls and adjustments. We also sell used saxophones in overhauled ready to play condition. I have personally overhauled hundreds of saxes from student models to vintage horns - tenor, alto, soprano and many clarinets. I offer a fixed price overhaul starting at $325 that will cover most saxophones. I also buy saxophones. So if your sax needs a tuneup, overhaul or just a specific repair please contact me. We are located in the Midwest but ship to all states. Extensive experience with vintage Conn, Buescher and Martin saxophones.

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“He took a couple of saxes that looked like dirty tarnished pewter from the medieval period, and turned them into objects that looked like they walked out of Tiffany's- and they play music!”….Ernest G.
…Buescher C Tenor Melody Saxophone that Steve Jeffries restored for me this year. He did a super good job. It plays beautifully and looks brand new. I'm really happy with the overhaul and polishing that he did on it. — P Girton