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the heck is a Bohdran???
-- Sandy M.
Lella was going through the"want ads" in our miserable area newspaper. I think she looks every day for a musical instrument or two that Lee might like to get for repair and sale. Anyway, she couldn't believe what her eyes were seeing. Laughing a little hysterically she looked at me and said,"Al, you just won't believe this ad.
Under"Musical Instruments" it says,
'BASSINET, like new, retract wheels. $70.'. "
We both sat there laughing and laughing.
Have a nice day.
-- Al Kramka
Hi to Lee. His overhaul is still holding up nicely on my tenor. Someday I'll have to do it again. Thanks.
-- Dave Barrows
After high school, I went out and bought a rickety alto (Conn Marching Master, you know, three stars stamped into the metal?). I went to my first audition and one of the pads fell out and rolled out across the floor.
I decided I needed a bigger weapon. I fell in love with my horn the minute I saw it behind the glass. 1972 Selmer Mark VI selling for $1,100. This was more money than I had, but I continued to go in once or twice a week and play it. (by this time I was totally in love!).
I scraped up $1,100 and didn't fool around, I just went straight to the glass counter and started laying out money, all of it in $5 and $10 bills. I just started saying"I want that tenor, I want that tenor, I want that tenor..." "OK, it's yours!" Lee took it out of the display case and gave it the once-over. My sale included a complete re-padding, etc. "You'll get it in about three weeks".
For the next three weeks I subsisted on rice and beans.
Then I got the phone call that it was ready, and then the rest, as they say, is history. My life changed in a multitude of fantastic ways.
Best Wishes -- Symon
i think the trombone jokes are the most realistic ...heehee :)
-- Amelia P. Timbang
wow..I'm impressed!......and I know this guy...wow.
I did my thing in Manhattan from 1953 to 1989. It was a great experience. I had customers with names like Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Jordon, George Coleman, Junior Cook, Charlie Rouse, Sam Rivers, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohen, Al Klink, Bud Freeman, Jerry Jerome, Brecker, Lovano, Bob Berg , Mintzer Daniels, and a list that would fill A 100 page book, on both sides of the page. My wife and I retired to Florida in late 89, soon after she was diagnosed with cancer, and shortly after died. Being alone, bored to hell, I went back into business, selling, renting repairing, etc.
Life is good..........
Dug your webpage!
I'm a local 6 bandleader...organist/accordionist/piano...Jon Hammond.
Also member 802 in NYC...have worked locally with some great tenor players...Bennett Friedman, Alex Budman, Ron Stallings, Harvey Wainapel, Marc Baum, Vince Wallace, and more...in NYC I play with Alex Foster, Todd Anderson, David Fathead Newman...all good cats.
I also lived in Germany and France for some years.
If you ever have any good Mark VI's available, I always know guys looking...I guess you do too! I happen to know Patrick Selmer from Paris...nice cat!
Keep up the great work!
Best regards, Jon Hammond
"The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!"
I've never been to your shop but I'm planing to come by soon.
Lee has repaired all my saxes (soprano, alto, tenor) all Selmer Mark VI becoming up on 14 years now.
Back in '88 or '89 he overhauled my tenor and rebuilt some of the rods for my tenor is from the mid 50's and hasn't seen much rest.
My point, I'm still playing on the same overhaul, I've never had work last this long, yes I have had some repairs since maybe once or twice a year.
But sometimes the horn has fallen over.
Lee always takes care of me as quickly as he can, this is what I LOVE him for!
I hope you, Lee, are around for many, many more years, I don't know what I'd do without you, maybe quit playing, or something!
Keep Swingin' all you be-boppers!
Mad Duran (Madaline Duran)
I want to be with all the famous people that appear on Lee's guestbook.
Thanks for making sure that my Sax Worx.
A fantastic repairman with a great attitude and personality.
Jay R. Witt
Hi Lee, Thanks!
Well, I played two gigs this weekend with my VI tenor, and man it plays and SOUNDS better than it ever has in the 23 years I've owned it. You did a great job with the "minor" overhaul on this horn and I can't thank you enough!
Cheers, John Lull