We have been repairing woodwind and brass instruments for over 25 years. Our shop, located in Lake Worth, Florida, repairs and refurbishes instruments for customers from across the United States and beyond. Our services include everything from playing condition repairs and damaged instruments to complete mechanical overhauls. The work is done correctly, at a fair price.
A special thank you to Scott Ankrom, owner of South Florida Horns. Scott did a complete mechanical restoration of my Selmer Paris Radio Improved tenor. I couldn’t be more pleased as my horn now plays magnificently from top to bottom. Dents, dings, rollers, posts, rods, pads, felts, springs…whew I gave him a basket case! I highly recommend South Florida Horns! Scott did a complete mechanical overhaul of my vintage Selmer tenor. I am astounded by his great attention to detail and outstanding craftsmanship. He is such an asset as possesses a wealth of knowledge. Soprano next! Your work is the best I’ve had. (Chafin, Music Center, Sam Ash, and 3 personal techs)
Just gotta say, he has done a really top-notch job on a pair of challenging repairs/alts which my usual go-to guys couldn’t quite pull off. First was adding a Front F key to an Italian curvy soprano (he did it by altering a clarinet key) and NOT make it look like an after-factory alt, and the second was doing a really, really NICE repair on a twisted and dented up upper Baritone crook which most techs would have given up to the ghost. These were not run-of-the mill things. It takes someone with real craft and skill to have successfully pulled these off. I just think he deserved some Kudos here.
Plays great!! Thanks again.
I’m glad I picked your company to do the repair on my sax. You are prompt and communicate clearly. I’ll be sure to recommend you if anyone asks me for a good repair shop.
The tenor overhaul was fantastic and the instrument is playing better than ever since I bought it in NY back in 1997. Thank you very much for the detailed work.
Great job on the Cannonball setup – plays the best it ever has!
Thanks so much for a wonderful fix! The horn plays its a** off with a beautiful sound.
I just wanted to let you know that I am in the midst of playing on the clarinets and (they) are great! Everything feels and sounds so much better. Thank you so much for all of your help. I really appreciate it!
Brilliant overhaul done by Scott Ankrom of South Florida Horns. He completely cleaned up/rebuilt my baby and I couldn’t be any happier! Just played a set and couldn’t put the tenor down. Thank you for an exceptional, fast job!!
Horn feels great!!!! You’re the man, Scott…
I just wanted to thank you for repairing my daughters alto sax. She told me that it sounded “amazing”!!
Scott has done work for me and also my friends, and I highly recommend him to anybody looking to get a fantastic job done on their saxophone. He can do anything and he does everything well. Two thumbs up!
Very smooth rounded sound with this new facing! Thanks!
Hi Scott, I received the mpc today. Great job! Thanks a lot. I’ll let you know next time I may need a repair again. 🙂
Horns are great! Thanks, Scott!
Thanks again for the great job!
Just wanted to let you know that my son said the instrument is AMAZING! Thank you so much. You are a life saver!
Thank you for standing behind your quality work.
The contra arrived yesterday. I finally got to sit down and take it for a test play around 10 last night. Nice work! Not only is this instrument now a thing of beauty, it plays great. The mechanisms are right and tight AND quiet. Quite an accomplishment for some of those complicated ones. The hand polished satin silver finish with the gold wash bell reminds me of a vintage saxophone! And the quiet thump thump of the roo pads is quite satisfying to feel and listen to. And the seismic quality of notes in the lowest register? Well that’s the best part! I’ve had it back in my studio since Wednesday and have had hours of fun! Thanks for working with me and for the outstanding packing job. It appears to have made it it through the USPS gauntlet no worse for the wear.
Thank you so much, you’ve made buying my first clarinet a smooth and easy experience
Wanted to thank you for the work done on my Tosca clarinet yesterday. Works much better!
Wanted to let you know our daughter said “Mom – he made the flutes so shiny and beautiful! Thank you for taking them to him.” I thought you deserved to hear that. Thank you very much and am I sure we will see you in the future.
Plays great! Worth the wait.A few leaps down that used to give me trouble seem more reliable, bell tones more solid, D above the break has improved timbre, and intonation of say B3 is less sharp. Quick try of overtone seemed easy. Mech feels very crisp and responsive.Overall sounds killer.Thanks!
Just wanted to attest it was a great pleasure doing business with Scott. This piece came out exactly how I envisioned it (a thin band preserving the Great Neck markings). The repair looks solid and it’s been holding up just fine. It’s very comforting knowing the band is there to protect cracks from further developing, as I push it in and pull it out from the neck cork.
What a joy to play with no hitches or slop in the mech, crisp and quiet. All registers and leaps between well-behaved and in control.. It feels and sounds really good! Front hi-F touch is especially slick—perfect! I feel very lucky you are just up the road and will work on my horns (despite my “checklists”)—you have the perfect touch.
Wow! That was fast.
Outstanding work. Horn plays effortlessly top to bottom. Lower stack really improved. Bravo bravo. I’m exceedingly happy with my horn.
Sax plays great, thanx.
Looks amazing, dude, nice work!
The horn plays great once again! Thank you!
I just wanted to thank you for your efforts to get my flute overhauled and back to me as soon as you could. The flute looks beautiful! Thank you! Great job! My love and gratitude…
I got my R-13 adjusted by @sfloridahorns and it plays beautifully once again. Scott Ankrom is GREAT.
Great job on my alto – it looks and plays fantastic. Thanks.
Thanks again for wonderful work.
Got the mouthpiece yesterday, and it looks great…much better fit and feel with the new bite plate in place.
Scott, just wanted to say the tenor sounded great last night – the best ever. It sounds like a new horn and the action and tuning are great. Thanks a lot!
Got the clarinet home and out of the case and it is playing great!
I tried the tenor last night at a rehearsal and it’s working beautifully, thanks.
Hi Scott. Real happy with the work you did on my old Couesnon alto. Low notes are very easy to play now, and the whole horn is much improved. Thanks!
I’m delighted with the repair and the service…I can’t recommend you highly enough.
Scott, what a tremendous difference! Horn playing great!!!
Thanks for doing such a great job on my tenor! I almost forgot how great a horn it is!
I’m very pleased with my recent Conn roller purchase from you. Thank you!
As expected, your answer is above and beyond! Thanks so much! Thanks for sharing your time and knowledge.
I will never send a horn to anybody but you…
I received the mouthpiece on Friday. Excellent job. Thanks for removing the casting bump.
By the way, the Meyer you refaced for me is fantastic. I had two Meyers, a Phil-Tone and the one you refaced. I sold the Phil-Tone Meyer.
Hi Scott. Just want to let you know I love the mouthpieces. They play very well. Thanks for the work you did on them!!
Hi Scott, the tenor is playin’ like a new horn – easy low Bb. Thanks.
The horn is fantastic! Thank you so much for reviving this iconic piece of music history for me. The tone is far better than I had dreamed and she looks amazing! Job well done.
In all my years, I never felt as comfortable with anyone working on my original tenor as with you. Thank you for your professionalism. I recognize it.
Great reface on the Ridenour! Nice easy playing dark sound, and a perfect fit for the Legere.
Hello, I wanted to thank you for your clear explanation and quick repair to my daughter’s Stomvi trumpet. We are back home now, and till now, she is quite happy with the instrument and following your instructions.
..it needs some TLC and you’re the only person I trust…
Thank you! The work you did on the saxophone is excellent. My 12 year old daughter (currently plays clarinet) played it when she came home and fell in love with the sound and feel of the instrument. She will be adding the saxophone to her musical training. I will recommend your shop to our musical friends. Thank you again. You have been very helpful, and an excellent job on the horn.
Great job – thanks!
Just wanted to let you cats know that if you’re ever down here or are already living here Scott Ankrom of “South Florida Horns” is the man for repairs (no I don’t get a discount for this…lol…). His attention to detail, quick turn around and honesty are refreshing. I’ve been to a couple of guys down here before and they were all capable but could never connect as they were too busy rushing the job and/or not very honest in their assessment. This cat will tell you the pro’s and con’s to your suggestions and help you understand the consequences to both. I just went in yesterday and again left completely satisfied.
Horn does play real nice, and wow such beautiful work the horn looks great.
Wanted to tell you how much I’m enjoying the old Keilwerth that you brought back to life! It’s a lot of fun to play.
The flute plays great. Thank you again.
My flute and tenor play great, thanks again.
Scott, I received the flute last night and it is playing great! Thank you so much for the entire transaction.
Scott, thanks again. You saved my a**
Thanks again for working on the horn. I am VERY pleased. I was seriously considering figuring out how to get a 62 if the fix didn’t work, but I love my horn even more now. I really appreciate your work.
Just wanted to let you know, my son is ECSTATIC with his sax! He will be a senior in high school this year and plans on marching in college as well. He said this is the best sax he has had and is so proud of it. We were on a really tight budget to find him an instrument since his father & I both lost our jobs last year, and ya’ll really came through with a great price and a quality instrument. All I can say is THANK YOU!!
It is playing great down to the low C. Thanks again.
I received the Dukoff last week…really sounds great on the low register – big grin. Also tames the tendency of the high G to squeak a D. Thanks for your help.
Scott worked his magic on my alto and tenor. They play like new again.
Hello; I just wanted to let you know the corks arrived yesterday – PERFECT FIT. Thank you!
I want to thank you again for the work you did on the horn. It feels great. I am very thankful that I was able to find you and rest assured that I will tell as many people as possible about your outstanding work.
Scott, very much appreciate the great work. LH C key works smoothly, no wobble in the barrel, and all joints are snug. It was delightful to work with you.
Scott – the mouthpiece is very much improved…it’s now playing great. Much thanks!
I received the horn last night, played it some then and quite a bit today. It’s playing great! I’m glad we went ahead with the work on this baby. Makes playing the big horn fun again.
It’s amazing! Plays wonderfully! Thank you for your great work!
The custom key installation looks fantastic!
Thanks for the emergency treatment…alto is playing great.
The bari is playing great. The octave key fix seems to be working fine so having them open and close together seems like the right behavior. The lower register is much better now.
Scott, my tenor has never sounded better. Thanks so much. Cheers…
Hi Scott, really nice job on the Dukoff. Plays well. It sounds very full and centered, especially in the low register. Thanks again.
Happy to refer friends to you…your work is excellent!
My sax feels great! Thank you.
It’s taken me a few nights of playing to realize just how well my horn is playing. Amazing. Thank you very much.
Our founder and senior tech, Scott Ankrom, has been repairing instruments since 1993 and holds a Professional Membership in NAPBIRT. For 30 years he performed music professionally on multiple woodwind and brass instruments, so your instruments are always checked by someone who actually knows how to play the instruments they are repairing.
We have the tools, equipment, skills, and experience to fix your instrument right the first time. We offer free written estimates and stand behind our work.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.