Sean Folsom, master bagpiper, pleased with the repair job on a broken key.
This is Michael Marcus playing his Octavin. Made in the 1890s, it’s like a small bassoon with a sound like a cross between an oboe and soprano saxophone.
Park tries out a bass clarinet.
Bob Kenmotesu tries out a flute.
Javier Zalba came to visit not long ago. He is the author of the Flute Soneando and Saxophone Soneando books about Cuban music that are in stock here at the store, and he plays with the Buena Vista Social Club and the AfroCuban Allstars.
Charles McNeal, jazz saxophonist, came here to try out some horns.
Carl Green has played with everyone in the Bay Area for the last 45 years. I just overhauled his tenor and he rewarded me with an hour long concert!
Lenny Pickett, saxophone soloist with Saturday Night Live, came in. I fixed his horn and even better got to hear him play.
Otoe Mori tries out a tenor sax.
Otoe Mori’s kids make themselves at home in the shop.