Hello, I'm Mel and I started playing sax (badly imho) some four years ago and played alongside a retired, semi-professional trumpeter in a local ensemble until we parted ways, we played locally at the Oundle Fringe and music festivals, Thurning feast and other venues and even the odd spot of busking.
After a couple of years of meeting some incredibly gifted musicians, instruments were passed down, bought and sold from each other, (it seems we all have gear acquisition syndrome at some stage), I eventually ended up with a fairly large collection of woodwind and brass. Having realised some were in demand, I opened up this website specialising in selling vintage, classic and rare instruments.
Many of these are from a wonderful era where some of our most talented players made some unforgettable music of yesteryear, so rather than them being hidden away forever and discarded, I decided to take time out and have been busy learning Quality woodwind repair along with servicing of brasswinds so as to keep them in circulation.
At present I am based in Kings Cliffe on the outskirts of the town of Stamford and easily accessible from the A47 / A1M, this is merely 20 minutes from Corby or Peterborough, if you need to contact me please e-mail or use the online form as is likely to be faster due to spending a lot of time in my workshop.
King's Cliffe East-Northamptonshire lays on the border of Lincolnshire where a Roman road leads to the edge of the village off Ermine Street, this runs directly past the old airfield.
On 3rd October 1944 Glenn Miller and his band gave
King's Cliffe is also under the Oundle Deanery and is home to All Saints and Saint James Saint Church.
Oundle is a very popular tourist town with the British Trombone society visiting in 2012, There is live music every week which covers all genres.
Every year is the Oundle International music festival- if you have not been yet it is an absolute must.