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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Saxophone Repair

Karel Goetghebeur - Adolphe Sax & Cie - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
1,5 hours
€ 20
Minimum age:
12 years
Saturday 23 september
Sunday 24 september

Karel Goetghebeur is a saxophone repairer and builder from Belgium. He is the owner of the saxophone brand Adolphe Sax & Cie. In 2012, more than 80 years after the world-famous brand ceased to exist, Karel obtained the rights to the name Adolphe Sax and decided to revive the brand.


He prefers not to make plain shiny saxophones, but unique instruments with their own character. He is currently involved in a recycling and peace project where he is making a limited edition set of saxophones from recycled bomb shell casings from WWI and WWII. These shells were melted down in Zutphen.


In this introductory workshop, Karel will guide you through better maintenance, diagnosis and solving of basic problems of your instrument. We’re going to talk about pads, resonators, dampeners, and more! With a cleverly made “leak light” we search for “leaks” and we check how we can fix them. After the workshop you will receive a “leak light” to better identify (and fix!) problems in the future.


Tip: feel free to bring your own saxophone!


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