Wilmington Saxophone Necks
Why play a Wilmington Saxophone neck?
MusicMedic.com Sax ProShop has been modifying necks for years to improve playability, tone, and intonation for some of the greatest saxophone players in the world.
The Sax ProShop asked themselves, "why stop there?" We have all the tooling, highest quality materials, premiere technicians, and the desire to produce the best necks in the world. Several neck models are available now, and new models of necks will be added to the site each month. As saxophone players, we know what a huge difference a great neck can make, and we have also seen and experienced the struggle of a neck which has been damaged, bent down and bent back many times over the years on vintage horns. We've combined the knowledge we have gained about neck alterations to improve tone and intonation on specific models of saxophones to produce superior necks that have that difficult-to-define but 'you-know-it-when-you-hear-it' sound. The extra sparkle, the added confidence that the note is going to be right where you need it, and the amplification of that specific tone which is why many players still prefer vintage saxophones.
These super premium necks are made based on and played on actual vintage horns by professional saxophonists. They are fine-tuned to be even better than the originals because we know a lot more about intonation and tone now than they did in the 1930's. All necks are handmade right in the Sax ProShop in the USA, and can be customized to your specifications. CUSTOMIZATIONS AND OPTIONS
A huge advantage of hand-making the necks at the Sax ProShop is the number of customization options we can offer so you get exactly what you want.
- Metal thickness: Regular, Thin, or Thick.
- Base metal: Brass or Solid Silver
- Finish: Silver, Gold, Copper, and Brass (Lacquered or Unlacquered)
- Finish texture: Satin or Smooth
For those looking for some additional pizazz, engraving is available, including the Satin finish with Smooth highlights that the Sax ProShop is known for. Extra bracing is available for players who want it - our design or yours. You can also order custom tenon dimensions.
ORDERING A NECK:We keep many component parts and some necks in stock, but many necks are made-to-order so there will likely be a wait time of 4-6 weeks, depending on your desired customizations. Email us to find out what your wait time will be. All of the standard necks are returnable as long as they have not be altered in any way. Once you have selected your neck, it will need to be fit to your horn by a professional. If you bring or send your horn to the Sax ProShop, we can do it for you. You may also get it fit locally by your trusted repair technician. Find out what difference a customWilmington sax neck can make!
Curt Created the 12.5M neck especially for players who use modern jazz mouthpieces, which have shorter shanks than their early predecessors. This neck is longer with an adjusted taper to offer the best possible intonation and huge tone with premium mouthpiece stability. This is the pet project of a lifetime Conn 12M player, and there has never been a more sublime neck upgrade than the 12.5M. You're simply going to love it.
Jan Provazník For Atelier H&M had this to say:
"Hello Curt- The neck is absolutely great ! It has a big sound, easy to play and correct intonation :-). Most importantly it fits in to the receiver like it ment to be together. I appreciate the exact fabrication ! I am happy to do a business with you. In case you are in Europe, since I saw you travel a lot, I’d be happy to meet each other. Have a great day, you made my day :-)
My very best,
Jan Provazník "Learn More
$625.00Conn 12M ProShop Neck- Finally a real replacement for a 12m and not a copy made for a later horn from Mexico. These necks are the Sax ProShop flagship model, and have been extensively tested on many 12m baritones. We are thrilled with the results and think you will be too. This neck also works well on Chu Berry models. Learn More