Services

Our Services

 Everything we aim to do is highly personalized and will require a few brief conversations.

Saxophones

  • icon_16Saxophone SalesWe sell mostly our own inventory, restored and customized to your requests. We can also help you sell your sax.
  • icon_17RebuildsA full disassembly and installation of new parts with coordinated upgrades per request. 
  • icon_18Playing Condition WorkNeeding a "Tune-up" on your sax fits this label--often referred to as "PC Work". We do a limited amount of this work as we are mostly working on Rebuilds for customers.

Mouthpieces

  • icon_19Mouthpiece SalesWe seek excellent vintage mouthpieces to sell that can possibly be customized to your liking .
  • icon_20Repairs & RefacingMajor to minor - Chips, cracks, toothpads, dents, curve/tip enhancements.
  • icon_21Mouthpiece PairingAfter a brief consultation, we can coordinate work on your mouthpiece or one from our inventory.

Consulting

  • icon_24Appraisal & ConsignmentFormal Appraisals such as those needed for insurance ($75.00 in person), as well as prep in a Consignment Listing!
  • icon_22VIP ScoutingIf we don't have what you're looking for, we'll help you find it! - long or short-term options. 
  • icon_24ResearchScan "The Vault" for past research on Sound Files or Comparisons. And, if we need to do a custom request with current inventory, I'd be happy to queue something up for you. 


Restorations

Silver restorations are the most common. We do not "Re-Lacquer" saxes. While not every sax can qualify for the labor-intensive work of a Restoration, we have done more than a few sentimental projects to bring saxes back to life!  You don't need a 5-digit Selmer to warrant having this type of Restoration.

There are variaty of options in a WWS Restoration. The most common, and recommended one is "Silver" (shiny or Matte). But we've also been part of "Bare Brass"--shiny or matte, "Gold" -- shiny or matte, Nickel, and a blend of a few options.  Billing quotes are always customized, however, you'll certainly need to budget $3000.00 just to do yourself justice.

Personalized Service

Nothing brings me more joy than thoroughly helping my customers get what they have been searching to find. In such a specialized world, saxophones must meet your desires. Even if we don't necessarily need to customize all that much, I know that just being asked will help you confirm that your sax or mouthpiece is setup the way you need it to be.

I stand by the countless references of former & returning clients. You can count on WWS's expertise and care for your requests.

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VIP Scouting

I can help you find the sax you're really after, even if it's not in our stock. You can hire me to filter through all the many that are for sale online... AND I can filter through my client lists as I know many saxes that are unofficially available for purchase. The VIP Scout List will put you as the priority person to know about a particular item that you desire. For a minimal $5.00 monthly fee, no one else has the first crack at that item you've reserved with me.

Also, don't forget to follow the WWS FACEBOOK Page for free updates on new inventory listings!

 

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Mouthpiece Work


Repairs & Customization - Mouthpieces are a crucial part of the instrument and are highly personal. It truly is an art to craft the Tip, baffle, table and other parts of your mouthpiece to shape your sound.

Student Rentals


Currently for local Washington customers only, this wing of WWS is a service to the growing musicians. It continued out of my teaching passion as kids often came to class with unbranded saxes that didn't function properly.

Plating Services


Spot plating on mouthpieces or saxes can be done in the shop. Heavy plating can be coordinated as part scheduled rebuild work. SILVER, GOLD, NICKEL, ROSE GOLD...

 

Rebuild Overview

Inspection

  • Disassembly
  • Assessments
  • Special Orders
  • Wash & Clean

Keys

  • Repair Keys
  • Plating
  • Install Resonators
  • Replace Pads
  • Replace Corks/Felts

Body

  • Springs
  • Dent work
  • Alignments
  • Extras

 

Assembly

  • Oils, Grease, Lubrications
  • Swedging, Screw Depths
  • Fitting

Playing

  • Sound & Action
  • Tuning
  • Play Test (3 days)
  • Final Adjustments

Delivery

  • Final Polishing
  • Secure Packaging
  • Shipment/Pickup

Rebuilds: in greater detail

The Process

The Product

Complete Rebuild Pricing

Our WWS "Vintage Standard" Rebuild:

If your sax is...of Lacquer finishcurrently Silver/Gold plated
Altos, and Sopranos $   779.00 $   929.00
Tenors and C-melodies $   959.00 $ 1,199.00
Baritones  $ 1,199.00  $ 1,449.00 

*All WA residents will incur our WA State tax at 9.2%.

 

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