News

New German mobile phone number !

  • Posted on: 2 July 2018
  • By: Mark

Especially for our German customers MROsaxophones has added a new mobile number since 1 July 2018 : +49 15151179146.
The old Dutch number will remain accessible, but WhatsApp messages can only be sent to the German number.

MRO Saxophones (the Netherlands): +31 6 42143992
MRO Saxophone (Germany): +49 15151179146

You can call us between 08:00 and 22:00, both on workdays and on weekends.

Yamaha YTS-62 purple logo versus YTS-32 purple logo

  • Posted on: 5 June 2018
  • By: Mark

This week MRO saxophones received a Yamaha YTS-62 purple logo for repair. That was a great opportunity to determine the differences between the YTS-62 and the YTS-32. A lot of information can be found on the various internet forums, and it is even claimed that the YTS-32 is a 'stripped-down' version of the YTS-62. Is this true? ...... Time to put both saxes on the workbench and inspect them accurately!

Cantarini 880 silver plated tenor saxophone

  • Posted on: 24 May 2018
  • By: Mark

MROsaxofoons just finished the complete overhaul of this completely unknown handmade sax. It's an absolute beauty and it plays like a dream. There's hardly any info available on this brand, but I received some information by mail. Cantarini seems to be an early Chinese manufacturer, the horn dates to about 1965. Cantarini produces only a couple of these horns (alto and tenor), as well as trumpets and other instruments. All handmade and intended to compete with the major brands, such as Selmer. They costed about half of a Selmer sax, but with almost equal quality.

Yamaha YTS-32 purple logo

  • Posted on: 1 May 2018
  • By: Mark

I jus finished a full maintenance check on a purple logo Yamaha YTS-32 tenor saxophone, and thought it might be a good idea share my thoughts on this horn. The Yamaha purple logo horns seem to be the best (from all series and types) and there's a real cult following on this. Why?...... Well : just try one and compare it with a regular sax from the same series. In this case I compared this YTS-32 (after the maintenance check) with an older YTS-62 (no purple logo) from a customer : there's hardly any difference in feel or sound.

Conn 28M Connstallation

  • Posted on: 6 March 2018
  • By: Mark

Wow..... Probably the nicest example of the famous and rare 28M alto saxophone: the best saxophone ever produced by Conn (and probably the best alto ever).  This one is in almost mint condition and it's really worth having a look at the pictures in the attachment, as this is a completely different saxophone design.....