Saxophone repairman Matt Stohrer of http://www.StohrerMusic.com is super excited but has a cold so it kind of evens out and he sounds pretty much normal as he gazes with awe upon the beauty (and horror!) of an alto/tenor pair of extremely rare SML Coleman Hawkins Special saxophones prior to overhaul and even discovers a difficult problem on camera that renders him speechless (a rarity itself!).
This is part one of a two part Repairman’s Overview, which shows the horns in pre-overhaul condition. I thought it would be cool to show a before/after type of thing and what better saxophones to use than something so rare you probably won’t ever see one in person, let alone a matched set? Part two will come in a few weeks when they are both completed.
For more info on the Strasser-Marigaux-Lemaire (SML) Coleman Hawkins Special, see here: http://www.saxpics.com/sml/coleman.htm