Saxophone Repair


Saxophone Assembly Tips

  1. Hold onto the bell and neck when assembling the saxophone. Be careful not to bend any of the keys.
  2. When attaching or adjusting the mouthpiece, hold onto the neck. This will help you avoid bending the neck.

Saxophone Care and Maintenance Tips

  1. After playing, insert a saxophone cleaning swab into the bell and pull it through the neck joint to clean the body.
  2. Use can a microfiber cloth to remove finger prints and dirt from the instrument's body.
  3. Never leave the neck strap attached to your sax when you put it in the case.
  4. The use of an end plug is essential for the safety of the octave mechanism.
  5. Accidental bending of the octave key is the most common damage to saxophones, and will cause your horn to not respond correctly.

Maintenance and Replacement Plan

Your musical instrument is an investment worth protecting!

A well maintained instrument encourages beginners to practice more and allows experienced players to achieve the freedom and artistry they desire!

With the purchase of a musical instrument you have made a valuable investment you will want to protect. Our Comprehensive Maintenance Agreement offers you the opportunity to maintain your instrument in the most cost effective way possible. Over the years Ward-Brodt technicians have identified the maintenance and repairs most often required and with our plan all of these standard procedures are completely covered under one annual fee.

Instruments must be examined and approved by our technicians prior to coverage. New or used instruments purchased from Ward-Brodt are automatically eligible within seven days of purchase. Please note that Ward-Brodt reserves the right to refuse coverage on any instrument.


Saxophone Repair Pricing

Alto Saxophones

Service Details Estimate of Price
Full Repad We recommend a complete disassembly of the instrument to clean the body and keys. It is also time to replace your pads, corks, and felts, as well as the necessary springs. We will clean the body and key work to the best of our ability, although keep in mind that areas with finish wear will not always clean to a shine and may need additional buffing. Your instrument will then be carefully assembled, adjusted, and play tested to ensure play ability of your saxophone.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$405 - *$530
Adjustment & Budget Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing all the pads on your instrument. We will replace necessary felts and key corks however, this service does not include the neck cork, dents, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$340 - *$445
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 12 pads on your instrument. This service does not include the neck cork, dents, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$223.25 - *$271.50
Pad Replacement w/ Adjustment In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing pads on your instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced and is in addition to the adjustment price.
*$15.00
Adjustment - No Pads We recommend restoring proper alignment and seating of pads and keys, while also adjusting springs as needed. We will replace necessary felts and key corks. Replacing the neck cork, as well as any dents or solder work is not included in this service. A final adjustment, play test and wipe down will ensure play ability of your saxophone.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$65 - *$85
Pad Replacement Only Replace pad(s) only, no adjustments or guarantee of play ability on the rest of the instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced.
*$20.00
Replace Neck Cork The neck cork is is essentinal for a good fitting mouthpiece and proper tuning of your instrument. If the neck corks is torn, worn, or allows the mouthpiece to slide on too far, then it's definitely time to have it replaced. $28.00
Other Work Any other specific work or issues not limited to soldering, fixing or replacing broken parts, removing dents, replacement parts, instrument modifications, finish work, buffing, or other cosmetic issues, are handled by estimate only. Please notate what work is requested and we will contact you with an estimate. Estimate Only
Ward-Brodt Music offers FREE ESTIMATES on all instrument repairs. It's important to note that every instrument and repair situation is different. The prices listed above are estimates only and your repair may need more or less work than is listed. Our staff will always contact you if a price is going to exceed the estimate before doing any work. Prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.

Tenor Saxophones

Service Details Estimate of Price
Full Repad We recommend a complete disassembly of the instrument to clean the body and keys. It is also time to replace your pads, corks, and felts, as well as the necessary springs. We will clean the body and key work to the best of our ability, although keep in mind that areas with finish wear will not always clean to a shine and may need additional buffing. Your instrument will then be carefully assembled, adjusted, and play tested to ensure play ability of your saxophone.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$425 - *$560
Adjustment & Budget Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing all the pads on your instrument. We will replace necessary felts and key corks however, this service does not include the neck cork, dents, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$350 - *$465
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 12 pads on your instrument. This service does not include the neck cork, dents, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$237.75 - *$286.50
Pad Replacement w/ Adjustment In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing pads on your instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced and is in addition to the adjustment price.
*$16.00
Adjustment - No Pads We recommend restoring proper alignment and seating of pads and keys, while also adjusting springs as needed. We will replace necessary felts and key corks. Replacing the neck cork, as well as any dents or solder work is not included in this service. A final adjustment, play test and wipe down will ensure play ability of your saxophone.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$75 - *$95
Pad Replacement Only Replace pad(s) only, no adjustments or guarantee of play ability on the rest of the instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced.
*$21.00
Replace Neck Cork The neck cork is is essentinal for a good fitting mouthpiece and proper tuning of your instrument. If the neck corks is torn, worn, or allows the mouthpiece to slide on too far, then it's definitely time to have it replaced. $28.00
Other Work Any other specific work or issues not limited to soldering, fixing or replacing broken parts, removing dents, replacement parts, instrument modifications, finish work, buffing, or other cosmetic issues, are handled by estimate only. Please notate what work is requested and we will contact you with an estimate. Estimate Only
Ward-Brodt Music offers FREE ESTIMATES on all instrument repairs. It's important to note that every instrument and repair situation is different. The prices listed above are estimates only and your repair may need more or less work than is listed. Our staff will always contact you if a price is going to exceed the estimate before doing any work. Prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.

Baritone Saxophones

Service Details Estimate of Price
Full Repad We recommend a complete disassembly of the instrument to clean the body and keys. It is also time to replace your pads, corks, and felts, as well as the necessary springs. We will clean the body and key work to the best of our ability, although keep in mind that areas with finish wear will not always clean to a shine and may need additional buffing. Your instrument will then be carefully assembled, adjusted, and play tested to ensure play ability of your saxophone.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$590 - *$770
Adjustment & Budget Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing all the pads on your instrument. We will replace necessary felts and key corks however, this service does not include the neck cork, dents, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$455 - *$605
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 12 pads on your instrument. This service does not include the neck cork, dents, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$256.50 - *$309.00
Pad Replacement w/ Adjustment In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing pads on your instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced and is in addition to the adjustment price.
*$17.00
Adjustment - No Pads We recommend restoring proper alignment and seating of pads and keys, while also adjusting springs as needed. We will replace necessary felts and key corks. Replacing the neck cork, as well as any dents or solder work is not included in this service. A final adjustment, play test and wipe down will ensure play ability of your saxophone.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$90 - *$110
Pad Replacement Only Replace pad(s) only, no adjustments or guarantee of play ability on the rest of the instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced.
*$22.00
Replace Neck Cork The neck cork is is essentinal for a good fitting mouthpiece and proper tuning of your instrument. If the neck corks is torn, worn, or allows the mouthpiece to slide on too far, then it's definitely time to have it replaced. $28.00
Other Work Any other specific work or issues not limited to soldering, fixing or replacing broken parts, removing dents, replacement parts, instrument modifications, finish work, buffing, or other cosmetic issues, are handled by estimate only. Please notate what work is requested and we will contact you with an estimate. Estimate Only
Ward-Brodt Music offers FREE ESTIMATES on all instrument repairs. It's important to note that every instrument and repair situation is different. The prices listed above are estimates only and your repair may need more or less work than is listed. Our staff will always contact you if a price is going to exceed the estimate before doing any work. Prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.

Soprano Saxophones

Service Details Estimate of Price
Full Repad We recommend a complete disassembly of the instrument to clean the body and keys. It is also time to replace your pads, corks, and felts, as well as the necessary springs. We will clean the body and key work to the best of our ability, although keep in mind that areas with finish wear will not always clean to a shine and may need additional buffing. Your instrument will then be carefully assembled, adjusted, and play tested to ensure play ability of your saxophone.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$445 - *$590
Adjustment & Budget Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing all the pads on your instrument. We will replace necessary felts and key corks however, this service does not include the neck cork, dents, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$360 - *$485
Adjustment & Partial Repad In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing up to 12 pads on your instrument. This service does not include the neck cork, dents, or solder work.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$271.50 - *$301.50
Pad Replacement w/ Adjustment In addition to an adjustment we recommend replacing pads on your instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced and is in addition to the adjustment price.
*$13.00
Adjustment - No Pads We recommend restoring proper alignment and seating of pads and keys, while also adjusting springs as needed. We will replace necessary felts and key corks. Replacing the neck cork, as well as any dents or solder work is not included in this service. A final adjustment, play test and wipe down will ensure play ability of your saxophone.
*Higher price point is for Vintage or Silver saxophones.
$85 - *$105
Pad Replacement Only Replace pad(s) only, no adjustments or guarantee of play ability on the rest of the instrument.
*This charge is per pad replaced.
*$18.00
Replace Neck Cork The neck cork is is essentinal for a good fitting mouthpiece and proper tuning of your instrument. If the neck corks is torn, worn, or allows the mouthpiece to slide on too far, then it's definitely time to have it replaced. $28.00
Other Work Any other specific work or issues not limited to soldering, fixing or replacing broken parts, removing dents, replacement parts, instrument modifications, finish work, buffing, or other cosmetic issues, are handled by estimate only. Please notate what work is requested and we will contact you with an estimate. Estimate Only
Ward-Brodt Music offers FREE ESTIMATES on all instrument repairs. It's important to note that every instrument and repair situation is different. The prices listed above are estimates only and your repair may need more or less work than is listed. Our staff will always contact you if a price is going to exceed the estimate before doing any work. Prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.

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