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These are repairmen I can recommend without hesitation - they have done work for me which has been of excellent quality.  

They are in geographic order (by distance from Stamford)!  Use the one nearest you.

Norwalk, Connecticut:

Frank DeVito
New England Instrument Repair
38 Valley View Rd
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 846-6113

Frank has been "the local repairman" for decades. He has good prices for repair work and repads. He can offer quick turnaround on repairs when needed. Directions

Guilford, Connecticut:

Jim Gebler
Fine Band Repairs
185 Whitfield St
Guilford CT 06437-3431
203-458-0330

Jim does top-notch repairs to all woodwinds and brasswinds.  He has done some excellent custom work such as adding new mechanisms.  He is also a mouthpiece man and can work on mouthpieces. He sells new mouthpieces and instrument cases.  Directions

Dumont, New Jersey  /  Walton, New York

Joe Sax Woodwinds
http://www.joesax.com/
800-876-8771
fax 607-865-8010

Repair shop: 22 North St, Walton, NY 13856

NYC area showroom: 105 W Shore Ave FL 1, Dumont NJ 07628

Joe has experience with a huge range of horns and does a lot of work for professional players in the New York City area.  If you are looking to buy or sell an unusual or valuable saxophone, talk to Joe.

Montpelier, Vermont:

Jeff Vovakes
Vermont Musical Instrument Repair
617 East Hill Rd
RR 3 Box 3230
Montpelier VT 05620-0001
802-229-4416

Although I have not had work done by Jeff on my instruments, I have seen the work he's done on instruments that I have sold him, and wow! He really knows how to put a tarnished silver instrument back into tip-top shape.

Chicago/Evanston, Illinois:

Saxophone repair:
Tom Peterson 
PM Woodwind 
822 Custer Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
847-869-7049
www.pmwoodwind.com

Clarinet repair:
Brannen Woodwinds
908 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
847-866-7576
www.brannenwoodwinds.com

Professional clarinetists from all over the world send their instruments to Brannen. They do incredible work: custom-made pads, special Teflon key inserts; custom tone hole and bore work.

Clarence, Iowa

Mark Aronson
Aronson Instrument Service
310 5th Ave
PO Box 167
Clarence IA 52216-0167
(319) 452-3082

People mail their saxophones to Mark from all over the country to have them repadded. Mark makes his own longer-lasting, better-sealing pads.  He knows how to set pad heights on the older (1920s) saxophones.  He once restored a bent neck for me and you can hardly tell it was ever bent!