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Our story...

Who we are

Tenor Madness is one of the premier saxophone shops in the world, specializing in top end vintage and modern saxophones as well as designing and hand assembling the TM Custom line of saxophones. With almost 75 years of combined experience, the standard of excellence in the shop is at an all time high, and whether performing an overhaul, setup, play condition or custom building a saxophone, Tenor Madness continues to work until each and every instrument has reached it's maximum playing potential.

For the past 21 years, much of the repair work in the shop has been restoring vintage saxophones and optimizing modern saxophone setups. This experience has provided Tenor Madness with unique insights on saxophone repair, design and setup allowing us to bring out the best in every saxophone. Whether it is playing, repairing, selling, designing, or building, everyone in the shop shares an intense passion for saxophone and is on a continual journey to further their craft.

Tenor Madness is located in Waterloo, Iowa.


Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed


Meet the crew!


Randy & Shirley

Owners | Head of Repairs | Accounts

Randy and his wife Shirley opened Tenor Madness in the 1980's after working many years at the Samar Music and West Music shops building a reputation for the finest saxophone and woodwind work. Randy also launched his own line of saxophones known as the TM Custom line. Right now, Randy and Shirley love gigging with their band Deja Blue.



Head Repair Technician

Thomas has been with Tenor Madness since 2006. In his free time, he loves playing guitar and accordion. He is a vintage computer collector and enjoys rebuilding broken computers. He is an avid video game collector who has never beaten a game (like, ever). He has 3 children and a wonderful wife who is the best person he's ever known.

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