Re: Vintage sax water damaged by Katrina
I'm in New Orleans, and have so far restored over 30 horns that spent various amounts of time under water. I've got another 20+ in my shop right now awaiting restoration. Since we're talking about salt water here, understand that removing the old springs and screws is a MAJOR undertaking. I would be most happy to look at your instruments. Take a look at my site www.saxgourmet.com for repair costs, client list, terms of service, etc. Understand that it won't be quick and it won't be cheap.
What we're seeing here is different from usual water damage in that the corrosive sludge unleashed on horns here usually causes the springs and screws to "become one" with the posts and keywork.
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