What Happened to New York's Famed Music District? – Better Sax
New York's Famed Music District

What Happened to New York’s Famed Music District?

Saxophone repair shops seem to be an endangered species these days. There was a time where you could take your sax to any number of places in times square. It felt like a saxophone wonderland!

I used to work at one of these repair shops on 48th St, Rod Baltimore’s NY Woodwind and Brass. While many of them are now closed, I returned to Music Row in the Times Square District of New York City and visited with Roberto of Roberto’s Winds. We talked about repairing saxophone in the heyday of Music Row and how things have changed in the last 30 years.

If you have any good memories of visiting and explore old saxophone repair shops, let me know in the comment below. I’d love to hear the old stories.

If you want to see an iconic saxophone repair shop across the pond… Check out the “Best Saxophone in the World.” I visited I.K. Gottfried in Copenhagen, Denmark where I used to work and take a look at the ever-so mysterious Selmer Mark VI.

If you like repair videos are want to learn more about the ins and outs of the mechanics of your saxophone… Check out these “Quick & Easy DIY Saxophone Repairs.”

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About the Author

As the founder of BetterSax.com Jay’s mission is to help developing saxophone players break away from traditional music learning methods and discover a more efficient, practical and fun way to become a Better Sax player. The BetterSax YouTube channel’s videos have been watched by millions and thousands of students have made meaningful progress on their instrument thanks to BetterSax courses.

Jay Metcalf


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