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by historicsaxwhisperer
(400 posts)
2 months ago

Vintage Saxophone Dealer in Ohio

Some how I missed this somewhat local connection

junkdude.com

Nice vintage instruments. Lots of new and used mouthpieces. Nice to have an outlet somewhat local to me. 2 hour drive from Cincinnati. I dont think they have a repair shop in house. But if you look for horns to work on as i do, then add them to my Tenor collection, its a great weekend drive. Prices seem to be in a good place. I'd rather do my own work than pay someone else to do something I end up changing anyway.

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (400 posts)

    2 months ago

    Re: Vintage Saxophone Dealer in Ohio

    Evidently junkdude is in no hurry to sell instruments. Two days and no answer. Saxquest emailed me back on a horn Im interested in within 12 hrs.

    Not smearing,... just making an observation.

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    1. by mijderf
      (222 posts)

      2 months ago

      Re: Vintage Saxophone Dealer in Ohio

      I am about 2 hours north of Junkdude's, and I visit them frequently.  Dave Hoskins (owner) is good at repair, but does not want to do it much anymore, so he sends horns out for repair to a repair specialist with over 50 years experience.
      All my dealings with Dave have been very above board, and easy.  He also has return policies on horns and mouthpieces.  Dave also happens to be the owner of Morgan mouthpieces, and is in the middle of getting a number of his Gregory mouthpieces ready to launch.

      In my experience, he does answer email, but phone calls always seem to get through to him.   

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    2. by junkdude
      (1 post)

      2 months ago

      Re: Vintage Saxophone Dealer in Ohio

      Sorry if I missed an email.  I do my best to keep up and as far as I know have not missed any.  The best way to contact us is by email: dave@junkdude.com or phone: 614 920-9580.  I'm not very good with facebook messenger, instagram, forums, etc...just too much to check; however, I do check email throughout the day.

       

      Thanks, Dave

      JunkDude Music

       

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    3. by historicsaxwhisperer
      (400 posts)

      2 months ago

      Re: Vintage Saxophone Dealer in Ohio

      I did shoot Junk dude out a second email and he was quick to respond.

      Things get lost in spam etc.

      Anyway, I am looking forward to driving up to see him this fall and probably dropping some cash. His site has a lot to look at.

       

      I guess if this posting and a nudge from another long term member here got him onto this site, it was worth the aggrivation.

      Welcome aboard Junk Dude.

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    4. by historicsaxwhisperer
      (400 posts)

      2 months ago

      Re: Vintage Saxophone Dealer in Ohio

      Just to clarify, this gentleman and now member here, was quick to answer my questions on a second email. I am using my employer's system that can be very "spam filter" unfriendly. Put the blame on me. I should have retried prior to posting my personal observation. 

      I use a hand made and hand engraved/etched vintage Morgan Bilger alto piece on all my refurbished altos. It has an extremely even air flow. I will be looking for a similar situation for Tenor. My alto piece came with a nice last run Ditson Alto I had a few years back.

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    5. by historicsaxwhisperer
      (400 posts)

      1 month ago

      Re: Vintage Saxophone Dealer in Ohio

      I feel pretty bad about this earlier post. I have found just what I have been looking for in his inventory and he has been very generous. So, making a visit to his store is very likely in the near future. He has free shipping and a 10 day trial. Even a better deal  if you go to him and just get er done with cash.

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      1. by mijderf
        (222 posts)

        1 month ago

        Re: Vintage Saxophone Dealer in Ohio

        Dave is an extremely honest and fair guy.  You will really enjoy meeting and talking to him.  If you are interested in mouthpiece manufacturing, he can really provide detailed information.  He also has a slight mention in the saxophone book, "The Devil's Horn: The Story of the Saxophone".
        Once you deal with him in person, you will understand why I make the 2+ hour drive south about 5 or 6 times a year to go through his shop. 

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