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Ambacht in Beeld Festival
30 & 31 March 2024
Brussels - Tour & Taxis Gare Maritime

| Saxophone repair

Karel Goetghebeur - Adolphe Sax & Cie - Saturday 30 maart & Sunday 31 maart
1 hour
€ 20
Minimum age:
12 years
Saturday 30 maart
Sunday 31 maart

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 just shiny saxophones, but unique instruments with their own character. He is currently working on a recycling and peace project where he is making a limited edition series of saxophones from molten down bomb casings from WWI and WWII. These casings were molten down in Zutphen (NL).


In this introductory workshop, Karel will show you how to better maintain, diagnose and, where possible, solve basic problems with your instrument yourself. We’re going to talk about pads, resonators, damping agents, and more! We will use a conveniently made “leak light” to look for “leaks” and find out how we can fix them. After the workshop you will receive your own “leak light” so that you can better identify (and solve!) problems in the future.


Tip: feel free to bring your own saxophone.


This workshop was made possible by Handmade in Brugge.


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