Summer holiday 2018

  • Posted on: 8 July 2018
  • By: Mark

MROsaxophones can not send instruments between 8 and 18 July 2018 due to summer holidays. Visiting the workshops in Attendorn and Heerlen is not possible during this period. We will remain available via telephone and email.

Ordering through the website remains possible, only the shipping will be postponed until 18 or 19 July.

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. I think this is a stencilled horn, but I cannot confirm the manufacturer. Looks a lot like an early Selmer MK6 , but this is definately NOT a cheap Asian copy! Have a look at the many pictures and desciption : it's for sale under 'Occasions". If you have any info on this horn please let me know. Thanks!


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.....

Conn 6M and 10M saxophones

  • Posted on: 23 January 2018
  • By: Mark

MRO saxophones currently has a number of vintage Conn 6M and 10M saxophones, in almost all possible variants. Building years from 1925 until the mid-sixties. The following types are present: New Wonder II 'ChuBerry', Transtional, 6M Transtional, 6M Ladyface, 6M Artist (without ladyface engraving), 28M Connquerer, 10M Ladyface and 10M Artist (without ladyface engraving). Interested? Call, SMS, app or mail for more info !!!

Vintage saxophone case upgrade

  • Posted on: 17 January 2018
  • By: Mark

In collaboration with P & G, MRO saxophones offers a unique service: a professional upgrade of the inside of your (original) vintage suitcase! This allows you to combine the look of your vintage suitcase with a modern, custom-made interior for perfect protection of your instrument.

Selmer serie 9 versus serie 9 star

  • Posted on: 18 November 2017
  • By: Mark

Selmer serie 9 versus serie 9* clarinet :

Both the Selmer serie 9 and serie 9* are professional clarinets for the advanced player. They are not the same but there seems to be lots of confusion and incorrect info on these models.......

Here's some interesting stories about the Selmer serie 9 and Serie 9* clarinet I found on the internet : 

Buffet Crampon clarinet : difference between RC and E13

  • Posted on: 4 November 2017
  • By: Mark

In November 2017 MRO saxophones overhauled two popular Buffet Crampon clarinets at the same time. That was also a great opportunity to finally determine exactly what the actual differences are between these two types. The RC is considered the entry-level professional model; the E13 as an Intermediate model. Because I overhauled both types before, I already thought that the differences were minimal, especially with the older models.