“Aaron Barnard has been my friend and repairman for over 16 years. There is no job this man can't do. I have challenged him with some of the worst repairs ever. From horns that were almost melted in fires to REALLY special key modifications. I still remember how he took my old closet 83xxx MKVI tenor and removed 27 pinpoint dings and at the end, there was no evidence of any prior damage once he was done with it. His craft is beyond anyone in this continent and I strongly recommend his work to anyone who wishes to have the best work possible done on any instrument. He is simply the best in the game.”
Navarro Saxophone Products
“There is nothing more personal to a musician than their instruments. When issues arise, I truly find comfort in knowing that my horns are in the hands of Aaron Barnard. Aaron is a master of the art, whether it be routine maintenance or a complete restoration, and his care and attention to detail are irreplaceable.”
Saxophonist & Composer
“Upon walking into Barnard’s Instrument repair, you will feel immediately welcome by Aaron’s effortlessly warm greeting and ‘easy-going’ demeanor. Not long after, you will realize that Aaron’s intense dedication to customer satisfaction is underlined and driven by his world-class precision and creativity. Whether you are going in for custom work, restoration, an overhaul or a routine ‘tuneup,’ you can always expect to leave completely confident and satisfied.”
José A. Zayas Cabán
D'Addario Performing Artist
“There are repairmen, then there are artists. I thank you for your artistry. You are most reliable, creative and dependable.”
“Aaron Barnard has remained one of the very few people I trust my instruments with since I first visited his shop in 2008. His extreme attention to detail in repair makes me confident that my instruments will always be in top condition. Aaron uses only the finest materials in all of his work, and will never settle for anything less than optimal performance when an instrument is being repaired.
Aaron’s custom modification work is also second to none, and I am never anything less than amazed with what he can do to make a saxophone more playable. From key extensions to full modern key work on vintage Conn and Beuscher instruments, Aaron can handle it all, making modifications look as though they are original.
As a saxophone repair and restoration specialist, Aaron Barnard is without a doubt one of the very best. From complete restoration of original Adolphe Sax Saxophones to full setups on brand new instruments, Aaron does it all at the highest possible level.”
“For the last several years Aaron Barnard and Barnard Repair has supplied me with excellent work for the detailing of my personal ‘Great Horns of America’ vintage saxophone collection and for instruments sold on my website. He is excellent for dent work and I have him check every neck on every horn I acquire. One of the most important details is the neck. Every horn I own gets a new custom made ring for the tip that is carefully put on after the taper at the front of the neck. If the tenon is worn, he makes a new one. If the body socket is out of shape badly, he makes a new one.”
“I highly recommend Barnard Instrument Repair for all your wood and brass-wind repair needs. Aaron Barnard's knowledge, expertise and dedication is top notch and the reason he is so highly respected within the industry. At KB Saxophone Services, we have worked with Barnard Instrument Repairs for years and couldn't be happier with the results!”
KB Saxophone Services LLC
Big thanks to Barnard Instrument Repair for restoring many rare vintage and professional saxophones for me over the past few years. Aaron Barnard's strengths as a saxophone repair tech are many: His abilities at dent work and neck repair are unmatched; his wide restoration experience and machining skills make him able to solve problems that other techs would give up on; and his straightforwardness and honesty make him easy to deal with. I have trusted Aaron with scores of high-end pro saxophones so far, with more waiting in line, and I have been pleased with his work on every single one. If you are looking for top quality repair on a nice vintage or professional saxophone, look no further than Barnard Instrument Repair.”
Brian at GetASax