EXTREME Update Version 1.3

We are always looking for ways make great things even better.  This always involves putting our products through rigorous testing and real life use.  When it came to testing MusicMedic EXTREME pads, there was no one more qualified than Wilmington, NC’s own Benny Hill.  Benny is a seriously awesome working musician who practices and gigs constantly. […]


Uberhaul Mini-Series

Our policy at MusicMedic.com has always been to be open and share information with technicians and players. We place a great deal of importance on education, and I’m personally very excited to share our methods in the Sax ProShop with our readers. As you may know, the Sax ProShop is the world’s only assembly-line style professional saxophone […]


Clarinets from Sax ProShop?

Considering our big focus on saxophones, this may come as a surprise but we’re knee deep in clarinets! We’ve spent the past few years working on clarinets and the results are amazing. Back when I went on a trip to China with friend, educator, and technician Lucas Pemberton, we visited a number of clarinet factories. […]

Enjoy the Show

Dear NFA, It’s the first time in many many years that MusicMedic.com hasn’t attended NFA, and it’s because we’re taking a sabbatical from trade shows in order to design and make our own saxophone right at our shop in Wilmington, NC. But don’t think we’ve forgotten you! We’re going to miss all of our friends, […]

Curt is Taking A Sabbatical

When I started MusicMedic.com in 1999 in my Onancock living room, I thought about how cool it would be to someday make a saxophone. I knew that goal was lofty and I would need a serious amount of tools, money, experience, and the skills to do it. It wasn’t something I could immediately pursue. At […]

East Meets West

Jeff and I just got back from a life changing trip to China and Taiwan. We visited over 15 factories while we toured the Chinese countryside. We noticed a lot of interesting differences between the Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturing styles.  Our discussions on how these approaches compare to what we know of the French and Japanese styles were difficult to resist when we had time to kill […]

ProShop Necks

One of the MusicMedic.com Sax ProShop’s on-going goals is to be able to make great necks for saxophones of any make, model, and size. Our preliminary offering is for the Conn 12M baritone, and we got a note the other day from one of our recent customers. It’s letters like this that make it worth […]

Curt and Jeff are heading to China this week!

Curt and Jeff are embarking on a trip this Saturday that will be a major collaborative effort between MusicMedic.com, the Sax ProShop, a new distributor, and a number of factories. They’re heading to China and it will be Jeff’s first trip there. First stop is visiting with Jerry and our friends at Tenon and Chateau. We […]

Musikmesse & NAPBIRT, Here We Come!!!

It’s a busy travel week for the crew at MusicMedic.com! Curt will be in Frankfurt, Germany at Musikmesse this week from Thursday April 7 through Sunday April 10. If you’re there, be sure to pay him a visit at Hall 10.2 Booth C32. He won’t have the new lathe or Saxophone Body Mandrels because they […]

2016 NAMM Show

The NAMM show is coming up soon and will be extra cool this year! The 2016 show takes place from Jan 21-24 in Anaheim, CA. We’re going to have a huge booth this year for a good reason: we’re bringing a lot of friends with us! The MusicMedic.com and Friends booth will be twice the […]

Bench Notes #25

A Discussion of Pearl Heights as it Relates to Saxophone Set-Up By Curt Altarac Back to articles One of the most common set of problems I see on saxophones is the height and angle and even sometimes the shape of the pearl key touches. Student instruments can be terribly awkward right from the manufacturer and […]