We often get questions from people about where our instruments come from: “So your saxophones are made in China and you relable them”? Well, no not exactly! There are many instruments out there that are made in China and most of them are of inferior quality. We do not do pass through business. For some parts we have carefully selected suppliers that we have worked with over the past years; specialized machinery is need for body and mechanisms that cost a fortune. Our saxes would be at least four times the price if we were to buy our own. Our order intake volume is simply too low to get a return on investment. Even Selmer has it’s parts manufactured in Korea. Our suppliers, are carefully chosen and are able to deliver exactly what we need according to our design and specifications (hand crafted parts for our Pro- and Custom Series, exact material thickness, tone hole positions, joints, neck design etc.). Other parts we make ourselves (neck, bell, adjustments and soon to be added: our own pads and mouthpieces).
All instruments are designed in CAD and have evolved to the instruments we have at hand. Our suppliers work from these templates. The saxophones arrive in parts to our workshop. They they will be joined with the other parts, to be built into a carefully crafted instruments, checked for intonation and adjusted to our customers liking. Creating a Pro- or Custom Saxophone takes a minimum of 8-12 weeks from the moment of ordering to delivery. Mass-production? No. A hand crafted instrument that we are very proud of, designed and built in The Netherlands according to your wishes? Absolutely!
We will continue to come up with innovations that move the saxophone forward in sound and playability; there’s more to come soon!