I have been using Joe, both for his repairing and as a source for instrument purchases for students and professionals for over 20 years, and I find his work and business ethics to be unimpeachable. He maintains all of my 140 saxophones, from the collectables to the one-of-a-kinds, up through my professional horns, ranging from sopranino to bass.
I receive many requests from all over asking assistance in finding instruments. Of all the dealers that we encounter across the country, there are perhaps three that I trust without reservation. Joe is one of them.
I am in the US Navy Band in Washington, DC, and have been since April 2000. Just thought I'd update you since you had that question on your list.Thanks Adrienne for your contributions in the past.