David Schottle has been repairing instruments for nearly his entire life. He's been playing the saxophone for a little longer.
One of David's gifts is being a problem-solver, and instrument repair requires alot of that. Instruments can break in any number of ways and sometimes fixing them takes some creative thinking. David has also turned a tenor saxophone into a straight saxophone and has many other interesting creations.
Originally from Chicago, David came to Dallas and began working at a major national music retailer that went out of business in 2003. When the retailer closed, David started repairing instruments at his current location just off the square in Old Town Carrollton, Texas. Over time he has gained a large volume of customers in the DFW area and repairs for many school districts.
When asked why he started carrying new horns, he says that "there is really no place to play pro-level horns in Dallas anymore, or at least nowhere to compare three or four brands before you buy. In fact, that is a benefit of the small retailer that is almost extinct - you just cannot find a place to try things out anymore."
David is clear on one thing. "We'd always like to offer that service, and I hope that my customers will recognize the incredible opportunity we provide for them and their children to try before they buy."
David is an Authorized Sales and Service location for leading horns, and he now stocks horns from Bach, Selmer, Conn, Blessing, Kanstul, Stomvi, Steve Goodson, Jupiter and Yanigasawa and can order Benge, King, LeBlanc, MacSax, Blackburn and Schilke.
Mouthpieces in stock include Morgan, Bach, Bob Reeves, Marcinkiewicz, GR Technologies and Mark Curry as well as a selection of reeds, oils, greases, mutes and horn care products. We also stock and special-order music, and we are pleased to sell some of our customers' (and friends') CDs and DVDs in the shop on consignment.