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 Hi Mathew:
Thank you for providing my son with a beautiful Selmer Paris Serie III silverplated alto saxophone (new).  The saxophone was shipped immediately as promised and arrived on schedule.
I appreciate the time you spent responding to my questions by email and telephone.  It is clear that you are very knowledgeable about saxophones.  You are also willing to go the extra mile to satisfy the customer.  I am very happy with the service you provided and would purchase another instrument from you in the future.  You deserve a rating of A+.  Thanks again for everything.
You have my permission to post this feedback on your website.
A. Olden

Thank you so much for all of your assistance with our sax purchase.
I appreciated the time you spent on the telephone answering our questions, in particular on the advantages and quality with the Selmer Serie III.  You offered more time and personal attention and expertise than what I experienced at any of the local shops here in Minneapolis!  I am also grateful for the time and effort you put in to making sure the sax arrived on time for our Christmas holiday.  The sax was packed perfectly and arrived safe and sound.  In closing I have to say you were right about having the camera ready when my son opened the case.  It was a "Kodak moment" that I am glad we caught on film.  The silver finish is particularly awesome!!!
Thanks again for everything. 
I will certainly recommend you to others!
Greg Soderberg
Minneapolis, MN

Dear Mathew,
Just wanted to let you know that
Curt was thrilled with his new sax.   We were able to keep it a surprise all the way up to Christmas morning.  Playing is coming back quickly to him even though it has been 25 years.  He likes the Van Doren mouthpiece best.  Thanks again for your guidance. The only mistake I made is that I guessed wrong on the case.  He prefers the soft case over the hard.  Is there any chance we could make an exchange and get a refund?  Let me know what you think.   Thanks,
Melissa Watson

We received the saxophone and it looks great. 
Thanks for your help and we won't hesitate to buy from you again.  (We have two other younger children).  Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
Glen and Denise Patrick
My parents just gave me the sax today and I love it. My mom just couldn't understand why I would just sit there and stare at it for a few minutes. The tone that I first got out of it was 'godlike,' and I don't use that term lightly. It was (and still is) awesome.
Thank you for sending the saxophone so safely and packed so well. Everything was just as described online. Please don't hesitate to use my email address for a recomendation.
 Devan Patrick

Hello Mathew,
Wanted to let you know how happy I was with my new saxophone.   First of all I want to thank you for the excellent packaging job.    When I saw the box you shipped my alto in I thought at first you might have sent me a tenor by mistake, the care with which the horn was shipped immediately alleviated any concerns I had about potential shipping damage.  I was very pleased with the cork pieces you applied to the horn to restrict key movement during shipping.   As far as the sax itself I am ecstatic. As I mentioned before I have been playing a Selmer SA80 which I have been very happy with.  A few minutes with the new horn and I wondered why I didn't make the switch two years ago.   The response is incredible,  the horn plays very easily in all of the registers and is a real joy to play.   I am very pleased and want to thank you for a very easy no-hassle purchasing experience.  I have already forwarded your name to a fellow saxophone player who may  be looking for a horn in the future.   Thanks again!!
Best Regards,

Just a note to let you know that the sax was received and my son is very pleased with the quality and sound. 
Everything was just as described and couldn't have been smoother.  Thank you for your honesty and quick reply to all questions.
Chris Forester

Hello Mathew:
Josh got his sax Thurs pm, and said,
"It is the most amazing sax I have ever seen or played!"Thank-you for your exceptional service. I will post a positive response and credits to your site and ebay...
Mike Forbes

Hi Mathew,
The sax arrived yesterday afternoon in good condition.  You're right - that's a lot of peanuts. I'll have a good place to hide the cat.
I really like the horn and you did a marvelous job in not only representing the horn, but also helping me with my decision given that I was unable to play test this model. Your packing and service was superb.
I love the sound of the horn but I will probably try a different mouthpiece/reed combination. My other horn (H Couf or Keilwerth) blows a little freer but I like the sound and feel of the 36 much better. I also really like the keywork and the lacquer. I definitely think Selmer is back! I haven't had the opportunity to play it for an extended period of time yet, but I have the day off and am preparing to spend more time with it. I know it's going to be a keeper. In the beginning (when we were talking) I was ambivalent about was the case but now that I've had a chance to see it, I like it and am probably glad I didn't insist on the flight case.
Thanks for a super buying experience - I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a Selmer sax. Let me know if you would like me to write a testimonial for your web site.
p.s. I may be in the market for an alto - what are your prices for the Series III? I would be interested in regular lacquer or maybe even the new finish (gold leaf?) you have on ebay.

Thank you Matthew. We received the sax yesterday afternoon and
Charlie is thrilled.  Its just what he wanted and if he is happy, then I am.
Thanks again
Richard Brantley

FINALLY!  We decided we would give our son the sax today.  My husband didn't want me to open it because it was his one and only xmas present, so he wanted him to unpack it.  To say the least, his reaction was priceless.  He hasn't stopped playing it since he opened it about 1 1/2 hours ago. 
We all noticed a big difference in the sound quality right away.  Everything was as we expected and I've posted positive feedback.
My son may in the future contact you if he has questions or problems.  His name is Ron and his email address is #########.

The sax arrived yesterday and it plays great.  Although I didn't have much to time play it yesterday, it is definitely a step in the direction I want to go with my sound.  But now I need to find a Link or a Berg to replace my Selmer s80 .  Anyway,
thanks for the great service and I will definitely refer anyone I know to you.

Hi Mathew,
We received the
meticulously packaged tenor sax. You were right, I couldn't believe it when I saw the box. Wow, that's a lot of peanuts.;>) Ben would not play it right away, he had to get a shower first. Musicians, from another planet? Anyway, after his shower, my husband and I heard the mellifluous tunes of tenor. We are impressed. I asked Ben for his opinion, and he simply says he likes it but needs the weekend to give it his full assessment as we had to interrupt his playing for dinner. I think he's worried because the keys are a little stiffer than his old sax.
BTW, putting the cork in must be quite tedious and once again
we were
very impressed by the attention you give when shipping your instruments.
And talk about a smooth transaction
Thanks again, Mathew.

Hi! Haven't talked to you for a while, but I hope all is well with you. Times certainly have changed recently and many things seem a little weird. I just thought you'd be interested in how my tenor was sounding. We finally added a "Twist of Jazz" section to our website at stowbiz.com. Go to the Jukebox section when you log on. I'm on all the tracks in that section, but on tenor specifically in
"Night Train" and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
I still love the horn!
Take care,
Tom Yamasaki

Although my 19 year old son is a person of few words most of the
time, his exact words were, "It plays great.  It is a great saxophone in
top condition."  He also thought it was a "pretty cool" brthday / graduation gift. You were
easy and efficient to deal with.  Both the product and process by which I purchased the product are state-of-the-art."
Best regards,

Hi Mathew
Well its been about 4 1/2 months since I bought my Ref 36 from you and  I just wanted you to know that now, since I have had 4 months to really play with this horn, I think it's probably the "Best Horn" that Selmer is, and has made. The sound quality does not compare with some of these newer horns. I have tried some of the others people have in our student band; some made in Japan. I even tried a Mark Vl which I thought I wanted and the 36 sounds and feels better. I did have to have 2 adjustments made but other than that its the best. I also noticed they do NOT loose in the pricing dept. I just had to email you and let you know
I am VERY satisfied and sorry it took so long to get back to you and let you know.
Take Care

 I'm sorry that I haven't been able to get back to you earlier, but for some odd reason, the phone line in our house went dead, so I couldn't e-mai you. I received the sax thursday afternoon. It is truly the most amazing thing I have ever played and
it is everything I could have hoped for .  The action is great and the key positions are flawless too.  I love classic look of the brushed finish.  I have only played it once so far, because I still don't feel worthy enough to play such a fine instrument.  But it won't go to waste at all once I begin playing it in my school's jazz band.  This is definately a successful life-long investment and I thank you for making it so easy for me and for giving me so much advice.
Evan Kereiakes

Thanks again for your help. 
Your advice was great and your service was exceptional.  We couldn't be happier with the sax.  I was, as you know, very wary of making such an important purchase on-line. I appreciated your taking the time to talk to me.  It has been a pleasure doing business with you! 

Hi Mathew,
This horn is so great, I'm still kind of dazed!  What a smooth, light tone.  It has excellent action and incredible intonation.  Now starts the search for a mouthpiece . . .
Thanks again for a
great transaction.

THE Saxophone arrived yesterday.  My son was very happy. I had to track the UPS delivery truck down (it is a small town) so that he could get it sooner. It is everything he expected it to be.
The high school band instructor came over yesterday to see it after my son called him and told him it was in.  A very big event in my sons life. Much different than the 1963 model Martin (his mother's) than he had been playing. He is trying to adjust to the different key positions. He played last night until his mouth was sore.  (His Sax had been broken since the last part of the school year and he had not played.)
 His big concern now is what mouthpiece to use.  He has been looking them over.  The instructor had an old model Selmer C* that he had bought in a clearance for himself and had not played.  The shape is different and has a bigger area for air flow or something.  My son noticed a big difference.  If you have any recommendations let us know.  He evidently talked to you a long time before I got home. He has mentioned many things that you spoke of.
Thank You again for all your help.  We would definitely recommend you above anyone else.  We very much appreciated your help and guidance. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs a Sax .

I am a sax player from Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada and I recently purchased a selmer saxophone from Mathew Aaron (selmersaxman). 
He was very helpful in making it an easy transaction and I had the sax in my hands within two weeks of his ordering. I would definitely reccomend Mathew to anybody looking to purchase a Selmer sax.  

Dear Mathew,
 We received the alto saxophone on Monday.  Our daughter was absolutely delighted with this instrument.  It is beautiful to look at and has a great sound.  Our daughter cleaned up an old mouthpiece and immediately started playing.  We couldn't be happier.
It was a pleasure doing business with you .  We hope you are still selling Selmers when we need to purchase a tenor.  
 Thanks again!
Beth and Jim Utley

Just a note that, since the new Reference 54 arrived last week, both my instructor and I have played it at length.  It is a wonderful instrument with a sound that has more than met my expectations.  My instructor commented that the lower notes particularly are the best he's ever heard
or played.
I am most grateful for all your help and counsel.  Our many emails and telephone conversations were of great assistance during this major purchase.  Thanks very much for your excellent services.
John B. Sheffer, II

Hello, I love the sax.  It is amazing. 
It definately exeeded all of my expectations.  I left you some positive feedback on ebay.  I just wanted to thank you.

The sax came in yesterday and my daughter is
happy as a clam. Thanks!  I have not seen the sax myself but my daughter unpacked it and tried it out and said it is working fine.  Thanks again for being informative and helpful.
You may post my email as is with my email address.  It is always a pleasure going through an experience of honest dealing with mutual benefits.
Best regards,

Thanks a lot for everything, the horn showed up today and
it is great.
Haven't gotten the chance to do a lot of playing yet, but I think it is just
what I was looking for. Thanks

I got the saxophone last night and I couldn't be more pleased. It is absolutely beautiful and it plays wonderfully. Once again,
thanks for your help and considerate business ethics.
Ryan Hargis

Dear Mathew,
     I was pleasantly suprised when I came home from work tonight and found my new sax waiting for me. 
Thanks for sending it so fast!   I love the finish, and the case is great - so convenient!  I still need to get a mouthpeice (since mine was stolen along with the sax) so - I am just waititng to play for now.  The keys felt a little different than I was used to with my Yamaha custom but I am sure I will get used to them soon.  I am so excited to look for mouthpeices.  I play mainly jazz, but I want to be able to get a nice classical tone as well.  Any personal suggestions?

I hope all is well with you and the website looks great! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you,
but that does not diminish how fabulous the saxophone we bought from you continues to be! The patience and thoroughness you demonstrated in explaining the value of the horns you sell was greatly appreciated, and the actual sax was everything you said it would be. It was also a great experience to deal with someone of great integrity and have the transaction go so smoothly. It looks like you have lots of well-deserved positive feedback already, but if you'd like to use mine as well, feel free.
Take care.

We received the sax last week, and both boys LOVE it! 
It is a beautiful instrument and sounds excellent.  Thank you so much for getting it to us so promptly.
We'll be in touch.
Julie Chapman

Well, I just got my saxophone today and it looks absolutely exquisite. I haven't played on it yet as I got home really late and everyone was asleep at my house, but I am sure it is just as great!
Thank you so much for your service and help and evverything!  I will definately recommend you to many people -- my brother will probably need a new saxophone in a couple of years, so you'll probably be hearing from him then; If I am ever considering another sax (it is likely I will) you will definitely be hearing from me.  
Again, Thank you very much and I look forward to dealing with you again someday!

I played the horn this morning, and it sounds fabulous!  It is amazing what a difference the horn actually makes.  Thanks again for the exceptional service!

Hey Mathew,
I've been playing the Selmer Reference 54 tenor you sold me and have fallen in love with it. What a work of art!
You did a great job of packing the instrument when you shipped it and everything came just we had agreed . The sax plays wonderful with no problems. In time I am going to buy a soprano and I will definitely be getting with you on that. I really appreciate the time you took to help me make my decision. Going with the Reference 54 was the right decision without question.
 Thanks for the great level of service and professionalism!
 Thanks and God bless,

June 1, 2001
I have been quite impressed with the value and quality of the Sax I purchased for my son.  I could not have found such a high quality instrument for such a reasonable price anywhere, on or off, the internet.
But, what really blew me away was your follow-up when we had a minor
problem.  You made all the arrangements with Selmer, provided the appropriate comforting e-mails, and made sure the job got done correctly.
Thanks again for an excellent service; and good luck with your web site
John Schulz

May 25, 2001
Dear Mathew,
      I'm even happier today after a night with my new saxophone.  She's wonderful and I can tell we'll have a long and joyful relationship. 
Thank you for your efforts in making the purchase so convenient and efficient.  The horn was delivered the day after I wired the money to you and my new baby was in great shape.  I would recommend you to anyone .  I know your business is based on referrals and prior service.  Please feel free to add me to your list of satisfied customers. 
Scott D. Hall

May 24, 2001
Hi Mathew. 
Thanks again for all your great correspondence and follow-thru with my recent purchase .  Please use my e-mail address for reference and referral on your web site.  As a testimonial, and as I have mentioned to others, Selmer Paris truly does set standards with their instruments.  My paris III alto brushed sax is truly an awesome saxophone, which sounds and plays with personality.  Your service from beginning to end was impressive, and I was comfortable with the transaction.  Your willingness to work with my schedule for shipping, inasmuch as I was on vacation, was truly appreciated.  
Thanks again. 

May 23, 2001
this has been a happy day for us--we love the sax and it sounds great.  of  course the news of it's arrival came to my daughter while i was scrubbed on a big case, so she had   to wait a few hours longer--all the sweeter in the end.
from start to finish this was a pleasure, and if you want to give my email to a prospective customer, feel free to do so.

May 22, 2001
Good luck with your new website!  I'm sure it will be a big hit as
I am a very satisfied customer! I won the bid on ebay from you for a selmer series 3 alto saxophone.  The price was very fair, and your delivery of the item, as well as all my questions in emails, were always very prompt.  In addition, the packing was extremely well done.  4 stars to your business!  From a satisfied customer.
Best of luck,
dan s

Hi Mathew,
             I recently purchased a silver plated alto and was very pleased with the instrument. It plays wonderful and was shipped promptly and very well packed.
I would highly recommend a purchase from Mathew as I saved approximately $500. I personally plan on another purchase in the near future from Mathew. Feel free to contact me @

        Thank you,

May 21, 2001
Hi Mathew - We are happy to add to the testimonial page.  We recently purchased directly from you a new Selmer Paris Series III silver plated alto saxophone. 
You were very helpful - educating us as to the merits of the saxophone and were willing to work with us as to how and when we purchased the horn.  Your knowledge was/is extensive and you spent a lot of time giving us information, even calling us at home to make sure we had all of our questions answered.  Shipping was very prompt and the instrument arrived well packed and brand new.  You emailed us many times with updates and were willing to answer all of our many questions without any impatience. We would be happy to have others email us to verify your prompt and wonderful service. Thanks again for everything.
Sally & John Bonk

May 20, 2001
I'm very happy with the Selmer Reference 54 saxophone that I bought from you at the end of January, 2001. 
I was impressed and pleased with the way you promptly and efficiently handled the transaction, and with the horn itself.  There is always a risk with purchasing a saxophone site-unseen because several horns of the same model will sound slightly differently.  You gave me a very good price on a hard-to-get saxophone and I was very happy with the way you packed it and the condition in which I received it.  The Reference 54 that I purchased from you was set up well, and I didn't have to make any adjustments to make it play in tune or eliminate a leak as is prevalent with most new horns.  Hence I have an excellent-sounding tenor, not just because it's a Reference 54 but also because it was set up very well.  My instructor is looking to purchase a Reference 54 and he likes the sound of mine over the other one that he has tried. I'd gladly do business with you again.

I'm setup with the V16-T75 and a VanDoren #2S reed and I'm thinking maybe I have enough power to lose the mic in some venues. Thanks for the suggestion on the mouthpiece. I also tried out a rico plastic coated reed on that mouthpiece and set off car alarms. I'm quickly getting used to it. So little air required to play. The B-flat and C right hand pads stuck a little but have let go after some playing. Perhaps the laquer over the tone holes is a little sticky on the pad. I also will have to relearn my whole altissimo register, I was using a pretty non-standard custom fingering chart for the old horn. This baby likes to sing those falsetto notes. Anyway, this opens up a whole new game for me.
I have a horn I love and am going to blow on it until the laquer vaporizes. It looks like a tough horn so a cardiovascular workout program is in order, heh heh heh. It seems that after putting down the kazoo I have played for 15 years, my sound has evolved brom Bozo the Clown to Stanley Turrentine. Thanks again Matthew for making the horn available. I'll be contacting you if I come up with any setup issues.
Love first, ask questions later.

The saxophone arrived today.  It's in great shape and plays outstandingly well.
Extremely pleased with all elements of the transactions.  Thanks for your professionalism.  I did leave positive comments on e-bay feedback.  Feel free to use this e-mail address for any other transaction referrals.
Bob Biedron

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