Sax Evaluation Checklist -

  1. Physical Condition -
    • Body Straight/Bent? -
    • Body Dents -
      - Esp. posts, guards, braces dented into body
    • Solder Repairs
    • Neck - Bent (pull-down), Dents
    • Toneholes
    • Bell/Bow
  2. Mechanical Condition -
    • Rust/Corrosion - Screws, Keys Cleaning
    • Repad
    • Regulation Recork
    • Other (Screw corrosion, )
  3. Aesthetic Condition
    • Lacquer - Relacq/Buffed, Wear, Corrosion
    • Plating -
    • Engraving
    • Keys, Pearls
  4. Reputation
    • Mfg./Model
    • Serial Number/Year
    • Student vs. Pro
  5. Playing
    • Intonation
    • Timbre
    • Ergonomics