It is my goal to maintain a large stock of some of the saxophones we've seen and worked on for research reasons. I hope that we'll be able to develop this section for the necessary Sound Files or other unique reasons that belong with each sax. Current Saxophone Inventory. It even arrived to me in the original factory box. This is a rare option in the shop and I see these as a great, affordable way to get started with tenor sax.
Ochres No. 5 Professional X Series-Vintage "Zen" Model » Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever.
Saxophone maintenance is a lot like going to the dentist. There are certain daily rituals you do for general upkeep; things you do every day in order to prevent the need to get a lot of work done when you go for routine check-ups. You brush your teeth every day to prevent cavities. Similarly, you swab your saxophone every time you finish practicing, in order to avoid having to get pads replaced frequently.
One saxophone manufacturer that stood out to me in particular was Ochres. Today, with many Taiwanese saxophones flooding the market, it has become a bit harder to tell the difference between each brand. Since many of these saxophones are built with similar to the exact same parts, it comes down to attention to detail and setup on the bench to differentiate that saxophone amongst the many competing in this space.