"Perry Ritter is an imaginative repair person who thinks outside the box to come up with solutions to problems others are flummoxed by.
He is an expert in metal work,
and the only person I would go to to fit a head joint."
— Helen Campo
Flute, piccolo and alto flute
Wicked on Broadway
New York Philharmonic
New York City Ballet
New York City Opera
American Symphony Orchestra
"Perry has kept my instruments in top shape for many years.
If you want yours gig ready, he's the man.”
— Jimmy Heath
“I've been having all my horns worked on by Perry Ritter for at least 15 years now, and I recommend him very strongly to any woodwind player looking to have their instrument play in top form.
He's a great guy and he's hooked me up countless times, no matter how big or small the problem was.
Check him out!”
— Chris Potter
“I have been having my repair work done by my friend, Perry Ritter, for over 30 years now. I think that indicates customer satisfaction rather emphatically. But it doesn't tell all the times that Perry has come to my rescue with last minute repairs, in between dates or before a gig.
My tenor just took a six foot fall out of the back of a van in Spain. Perry had to overhaul it, and it feels so good I wish it had happened sooner! Perry, you the man.”
— Lou Marini Jr.
"Perry Ritter has been my only saxophone repairman for a very long time"
— Lenny Pickett
“Perry Ritter has been my trusted repairman since 1987, as he is a true
craftsman, and always fair and honest.
Besides consistently delivering the highest quality repairs, I have purchased many of my horns from his shop.
And, being located in New York City, his shop is renowned for meeting other legendary and not so legendary saxophonists on any given visit.
If only his walls had ears!!
Perry is the best!”
— Dave Schroeder
Saxophone, flute and clarinet
NYU Jazz Studies, Director
Combo Nuvo, Artistic Director
“Perry Ritter is to me the Antonio Stradivari of saxophones . . . Stradivari, the seventeenth century Italian craftsman of stringed instruments such as violins, cellos, etc. was generally considered the most significant artisan in this field. In that same vein, Perry Ritter is the significant woodwind artisan of our time.”
— Lisa Broderick
Jazz Legacy Productions
Enough time has passed now for me to give you an update on the re-pad job you did on my Selmer alto. I was told to only allow the very best technician install them since they don’t install like other pads. You did a first-rate job.
As a result I am now playing on a truly superb instrument.
The sound is vastly improved, to my taste. It is slightly brighter and bigger.
The whole sax is more responsive. Many thanks again for all your fine work.
— Art Sine
Selmer Reference 54,
Kookabura limited edition
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