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Borodi Music

(216) 381-1221

4180 Greenvale RdCleveland, OH 44121   map »

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Overseas buyers BEWARE!, 7/23/2010

Buyers Beware! Sure enough everything from this store looks great. I bought a reconditioned Bach Mercedes Marching Baritone via Ebay from Borodi Music. It looked fairly good when it arrived... although there were quite a few lacquer issues on closer inspection, although this was the least of my concerns! The instrument was horrendously out of tune with itself! The bottom C is nearly a B therefore affecting the next 6 chromatic steps and there is absolutely nothing I can do to fix it. Any half decent brass player would have noticed this issue immediately if the instrument had been properly tested after reconditioning. Unfortunately I bought the instrument from overseas so was unable to test the instrument beforehand, and when I reported back the problem to Borodi Music all communication on their part ceased! I wasted over 1000 pounds on this instrument (including the highly 'bumped up' shipping costs). I accept that this instrument could have been a one off mistake, but the complete lack of communication once they had my money makes me suspect not. I sincerley warn overseas buyers not to trust this company, they seem to be proficient welders but not at all brass instrument specialist. The feedback from people that have actually visited the shop and tested some of Borodi's instruments seems to vastly differ from mine which is why I warn overseas buyers in particular.

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overseas buyers BEWARE!, 7/23/2010

Buyers Beware! Sure enough everything from this store looks great. I bought a reconditioned Bach Mercedes Marching Baritone via Ebay from Borodi Musi...

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Overseas buyers BEWARE!

Buyers Beware! Sure enough everything from this store looks great. I bought a reconditioned Bach Mercedes Marching Baritone via Ebay from Borodi Music. It looked fairly good when it arrived although there were quite a few lacquer issues on closer inspection, although this was the least of my concerns! The instrument was horrendously out of tune with itself! The bottom C is nearly a B therefore affecting the next 6 chromatic steps and there is absolutely nothing I can do to fix it. Any half decent brass player would have noticed this issue immediately if the instrument had been properly tested after reconditioning. Unfortunately I bought the instrument from overseas so was unable to test the instrument beforehand, and when I reported back the problem to Borodi Music all communication on their part ceased! I wasted over 1000 pounds on this instrument (including the highly 'bumped up' shipping costs). I accept that this instrument could have been a one off mistake, but the complete lack of communication once they had my money makes me suspect not. I sincerley warn overseas buyers not to trust this company, they seem to be proficient welders but not at all brass instrument specialist. The feedback from people that have actually visited the shop and tested some of Borodi's instruments seems to vastly differ from mine which is why I warn overseas buyers in particular.

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overseas buyers BEWARE!

Buyers Beware! Sure enough everything from this store looks great. I bought a reconditioned Bach Mercedes Marching Baritone via Ebay from Borodi Musi...

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Guest G.

High-quality restoration

I purchased a King Super 20 baritone sax from George Borodi two years ago. I have used the sax professionally ever since, and it still amazes me how t...

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Guest G.

My fifth restoration

I bought a trumpet on Ebay that had been restored by Borodi. I was so impressed, that I have sent him four more over the last few months and each one...

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D.M. B.

Amazing Place!

Borodi Music is the store for brass and woodwind players who enjoy owning vintage instruments. The brass instruments in the show cases are works of ar...

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