this WEBSITE...


...documents knowledge that in the course of many years has been gathered both in theory and in practice on the working of the saxophone and is dedicated to the inquisitive musician.

Among musicians little is known about the physics of the saxophone. An ignorance which makes that sometimes stories are being told that do not really fit in with what is actually going on inside the instrument. However, a saxophone is not a mystery, a saxophone obeys the laws of nature. Written as much as possible in daily language, this site seeks to reduce the saxophone to common sense.

At the same time this site presents an initiative both in handcrafting mouthpieces and in modifying instruments. Both fields of productivity have grown out of research into the construction and working of the instrument, combined with a constant workmanship. The same combination from which the saxophone was born and which saxophone players might consider to be their natural habitat.

This website is open to contributions from the outside, especially when it comes to measurements. If you can and want to contribute, please feel free to contact me! There are still various projects to be investigated.


M. Postma |

Member of the ACIMV
Member of the Galpin Society

and further..

  • I added a new chapter on History and updated the bore profiles in the MEASUREments-section.
  • I stopped to maintain the Dutch version of this site.
  • read the chapter about an alto saxophone I'm building: a tribute to Sax.
  • pictures of modified saxophones in the instruments-section.
  • Texts of this website are free of copyrights as long as you credit the source.
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