Perry Ritter Ltd
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Quick and Temporary




sax repair, flute repair, clarinet repair
mouthpiece restoration


Trained by Selmer, Buffet, Haynes, Powell, Fox & Loreé, Perry Ritter has been doing complete restoration and repair of woodwind instruments for over thirty years.
Buy now:
Selmer Saxophones (French & American),
Buffet clarinets, Haynes flutes, Powell flutes, Fox bassoons,
Loreé oboes, and other brands.
Expert Repairs / Services / Overhauls
on Woodwind and Brass Musical Instruments.
Reconditioned Instruments for Sale.
Mouthpiece Restoration.
Most repairs completed within 24 hours –
Afternoon hours occasionally change so please phone to be sure Perry is in the shop.
212 302 5443 or 212 956 6174
Close to Rockefeller Center between 5th and 6th Avenues
Perry Ritter Limited
71 West 47th Street
Suite 704
New York, NY 10036

Open Mon. — Fri.    6 am — 4 pm

All instruments are sensitively
and respectfully handled.
Overhauls warranteed for one year.
Restoring to Original or Better Condition:
Mouthpieces, Necks, Keys, Rods, Pins, Screws, Pearls. Professional cleaning that enhances and does not harm the original gold, silver, or lacquer. We provide top quality pads, corks and springs.
Most repairs completed within 24 hours – Please call
212 302 5443 or 212 956 6174
Afternoon hours occasionally change so please phone
to be sure Perry is in the shop.
What they are saying.

"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
                  Executive Producer
                  Jazz Legacy Productions

“Dear Perry,
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.
Most sincerely,
    — Art Sine
                Selmer Reference 54,
                Kookabura limited edition




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