Sax Machine is situated in the heart of 9th arrondissement in Paris, near from Montmartre, Sacre-Coeur, Moulin Rouge and just a few streets away from the Saint George street where Adolphe Sax, the inventor of saxophone, had his factory. After moving to Paris in 1841, A. Sax opened his musical instrument factory on 50th rue Neuve-Saint-George, the current rue Saint-George. Between 1843 and 1860, twenty-thousand instrument officially came out of this factory! We are situated also near Place Dancourt (renamed Place Charles-Dullin in 1957) where used to be one of the first workshops of Selmer, the world-renowned Saxophone brand, who officially succeeded A Sax workshops in 1928.
Sax Machine, saxophone sales and repair shop was started by Marianne d’Ursin 30 years ago. The shop at the current location, has been open since the last 21 years. Sax Machine has become Paris’ own «House of Saxophone» offering new and used instruments, accessories, repair works, rental service and advice. Sax Machine is a friendly place where one can meet other saxophonists and chat or ask our staff’s opinions on technical matters as well as try out a diversity of new and vintage horns as well as mouthpieces.
We carry a wide selection of new, second hand and vintage instruments and work closely with the following companies:
Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Keilwerth, Advences…
All of our inventory of new instruments has been selected by professional musicians and checked by our sax techs. This is one of the many things that make us a step above the competition.
Second-hand and Vintage Saxophones
Some of the vintage models we carry at our shop are:
Selmer Mark VI, Selmer Balanced Action, Conn Naked Lady, King Super 20, Martin, Beuscher, Buffet Crampon, Keilwerth, etc…. All our used and vintage instruments available have been serviced by our skilled and experienced technicians. We also offer a brokerage service for used instrument, mouthpieces and necks.
You will also find a large selection of reeds, mouthpieces and other accessories such as neck straps, cases and ligatures etc.
Mouthpieces: Meyer, Vandoren, Selmer, Yanagisawa, Otto Link, Claude Lakey, SR Technologies, Brancher, Lebayle, Bari, Berg Larsen and Francois Louis…
Ligatures: Francois Louis, Selmer, Vandoren, BG, Rovner, Lebayle, Rico, Ligaphone, Brancher…
In our workshop, we offer services of repair, maintenance and modifications on your saxophones. All of our repairs are guaranteed for one year.