Viking M58S Tenor Saxophone Review

A picture of the Viking M58S Tenor Saxophone

Viking M58S Tenor Review   Today, we are going to review the Viking M58S Tenor Saxophone in Gold Cognac finish! Viking Musical Instruments is a small New York based company making a big splash on the saxophone scene. One of their most popular models is the well-reviewed and sought-after Viking M58S Tenor Saxophone, which is […]

Wood Clarinets in a Cold and Dry Climate: A first hand experience

Wood Clarinets in Cold and Dry Climate: A first hand experience   We are located in New York, and this 2014/2015 winter has been a brutal one. It was exceptionally cold, exceptionally dry, and the weather persisted far longer than normal. This weather has wreaked havoc on our display model clarinets. I’d like to share […]

Eastman 52nd Street Alto and Tenor Saxophone’s Revisited

eastman 52nd alto

Eastman 52nd Street Alto and Tenor Saxophone’s Revisited   We were an early adopter of the Eastman 52nd Street saxophone line. In our area of New York, we remain one of few retailers to actually stock these horns. It’s been a few years now, and I think it’s worth revisiting these horns. The Eastman 52nd […]

Protec Max Flute Case Review

Protec makes some amazing cases, but not always at such an amazing price. To answer the call of budget conscious consumers, Protec created the MAX line of cases. This Protec Max Flute Case is currently available in black, blue, purple, and pink. It’s a very light case made from nylon, with an EPS Foam interior […]

Protec Max Alto Saxophone Case Review

Protec Max Alto Saxophone Case Review Protec makes some amazing cases, but not always at  such an amazing price. To answer the call of budget-conscious consumers, Protec created the MAX line of cases. This Protec MAX Alto Saxophone case is available in two flavors. There is a standard rectangular case, and a contoured style. The […]

Buying a Student Flute – A Guide for Parents

Buying a Student Flute – A Guide for Parents and Beginners There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new flute. This guide will provide a brief overview of the most common questions in conjunction with the standard practices of most professional educators. The main considerations when purchasing a student flute are brand, quality, […]

Repairing a Wood Clarinet – Pinning vs. Banding

Repairing a Wood Clarinet Banding vs. Pinning   It’s common knowledge that wood clarinets are susceptible to cracking. Even when great care is taken with proper maintenance, awareness of climate changes, humidity levels, and following all due caution it can happen, a big ugly crack in your expensive wood instrument. Worst yet, the crack is […]