Reshaping Key Touches
Hands vary in size and shape significantly, yet the touchpieces on any given model of saxophone are all the same. A horn can be significantly more playable sometimes by just simply reshaping the touchpiece, making it smaller or larger, or repositioning it.
First, the customer and the Sax ProShop staff make a determination about the ideal new shape for a touchpiece.
The key is cut, shaped and buffed, then lacquered or plated.