What is an Overhaul?
Depending on who you ask, an overhaul can be many things to many different shops.
Some shops will use the terms re-pad, and overhaul interchangeably, some will not. At some shops a re-pad means just that. The pads are replaced but everything else stays exactly the same. Sometimes they will not even remove the keys from the instrument while they are changing out the pads for the sake of "saving time". At other places a re-pad might be that other store calls an overhaul or vice versa. It's very important the customer understand what they are getting and what they are paying for.
At Harris Band Instruments when we overhaul your saxophone it's getting a complete overhaul and nothing less! All pads, resonators, felts, corks, etc are removed and replaced. When you get the instrument back it's as close to new as possible.
Our saxophone professional overhaul includes:
Charles Harris Jr. has specialized in Saxophone repair and restoration since setting up his first home based shop in 2000. In those years he has rebuilt hundreds of saxophones ranging from new professional saxophones to vintage saxophones that are over 100 years old.