Before Assembling the Instrument
Since the walls of the saxophone's body are thin, it is important to remember not to put too
much pressure on the instrument in any particular position when holding it. Also, be careful not
to damage the instrument by using excessive force during assembly or while handling.
■ Assembling the Instrument
Attach the mouthpiece to the neck.
Hold the mouthpiece and push it about 3/4
of the way onto the neck cork using a slow
* If it is difﬁcult to attach the mouthpiece, apply
a little cork grease on the neck cork. Be careful
not to use excessive force, which may damage
Attach the neck to the body.
Loosen the neck screw, hold the neck then
insert it directly into the neck receiver using a
slow twisting motion.
* If it is difﬁcult to insert into the neck receiver,
apply a little cork grease on the neck's joint sec-
After aligning the neck, tighten the neck screw
to secure it.
Moisten the end of the reed in your mouth (or
in some water).