Steve has been repairing musical instruments for 19 years. He opened Collins Hornworks 10 years ago to address the particular needs of saxophone and woodwind players. He is an active musician and is also involved with band activities for his kids at Oak Mountain Middle School and High School in Shelby County, AL.
Steve has always loved the band. He started playing alto saxophone in 6th grade in Huntsville, and continued through high school playing bari sax at Johnson High School. He was band captain his senior year and was 1st chair All-State Red Band for 2 years. He marched in the Million Dollar Band at Alabama for 6 years, and played in the jazz ensembles. He is a member of the Tuscaloosa Horns who were recognized as "Musicians of the Year" in 2009. He has recorded on several albums, most recently the "Big Band of Brothers" album. (www.bigbandofbrothers.com)
Meg had been an early childhood teaching specialist for 25 years and retired from that position recently. She has been the administrative assistant for Collins Hornworks and has set up the website.
Saxophone and woodwind repairs
We repair saxophones, flutes, clarinets, piccolos, bass clarinets, bassoons, oboes, and other woodwinds. Our repair services are unparalleled. We will accurately diagnose the problem and give you an estimate of the repair cost. When you come to the shop, Steve Collins will personally check out your instrument on the spot.
Any saxophone or woodwind player would benefit from coming by the shop. Music store repairs and "in-the-bandroom" repairs just cannot compare to the skill set of a Collins Hornworks service. Even new instruments, particularly saxophones, can be improved.
Saxophone overhauls are what Collins Hornworks does best. We will disassemble, clean, and rebuild your saxophone using high quality pads and materials. It's the best way to ensure you get all the potential out of your saxophone, and it makes future repairs easy.
Student beginning band saxophones
Collins Hornworks has new saxophones and the famous Collins Hornworks rebuilt Yamaha saxophones for sale for beginning band students. These are absolutely the best-playing saxophones you can get to start band, and will serve the student well all through high school and beyond.
Professional saxophones for advanced students and pro players are a specialty of Collins Hornworks. We will rebuild a previously owned Selmer, Yamaha, Keilwerth, Yanagisawa, Conn, Beuscher, King, SML, H. Couf, Martin, or other modern or vintage saxophone. We can find one for you and overhaul it, or we'll do the overhaul on yours.
BAM cases are unbeatable for protection and style. We sell BAM cases for all instruments including cello, violin, trombone, bass clarinet, trumpet, and many others. We keep several saxophone cases in stock.