How the Saxophone is Made
Making the body

The edge of the tone hole (the part that the pad rests on) is uniformly drawn by a machine that pulls a tool called a die from inside the tube to the outside to create uniform holes. This process is repeated for the bell, the bow, and the body.

A die is pulled up through the tone hole.

A die is pulled up through the tone hole.

Holes are opened in the body.

Holes are opened in the body.

Lubricant is applied before drawing the tone holes.

Lubricant is applied before drawing the tone holes.

The tone holes are complete.

The tone holes are complete.

Next, the key posts (components that support the keys) are attached to the body.

Key posts are placed carefully to make them easy to attach.

Key posts are placed carefully to make them easy to attach.

Applying solder using electricity

Applying solder using electricity