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EXPAND the MUSICAL
PALETTE of  YOUR SOUND
UPGRADE YOUR SAXOPHONE
with a HEIDINGA NECK

Heidinga saxophones logo

EXPAND the MUSICAL
PALETTE of  YOUR SOUND
UPGRADE YOUR SAXOPHONE
with a
HEIDINGA NECK

“The Heidinga neck not only improves the sound of my own saxophone, it also makes other brand horns sound better. I tried it on my old Selmer Mark VI and the difference is just unbelievable.”
Candy Dulfer
Candy Dulfer plays the Heidinga neck on her Free Wind alto saxophone.

The traditionally hand-hammered Heidinga saxophone neck is the product of years of testing and fine-tuning, as well as extended collaboration with some of the world’s top saxophonists. The neck, handmade by Friso Heidinga, can significantly improve the resonance of a new saxophone but can also help even legendary instruments like the Selmer Balanced Action or Mark VI achieve a richer sound.
The Heidinga neck furnishes the saxophone with a broader palette of harmonics, thereby enhancing the player’s personality and simply making playing more fun, easier and a renewed pathway to inspiration. The Heidinga neck can be a valuable upgrade for your instrument, because ultimately you want your horn to give you the freedom to experience fully your own sound.
The traditionally hand-hammered Heidinga saxophone neck is the product of years of testing and fine-tuning, as well as extended collaboration with some of the world’s top saxophonists. The neck, handmade by Friso Heidinga, can significantly improve the resonance of a new saxophone but can also help even legendary instruments like the Selmer Balanced Action or Mark VI achieve a richer sound.
The Heidinga neck furnishes the saxophone with a broader palette of harmonics, thereby enhancing the player’s personality and simply making playing more fun, easier and a renewed pathway to inspiration. The Heidinga neck can be a valuable upgrade for your instrument, because ultimately you want your horn to give you the freedom to experience fully your own sound.

“I just love it.”
Melissa Aldana
GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana plays the Heidinga neck on her 1951 Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor saxophone and recorded with it on her latest Blue Note album 12 Stars.

Friso Heidinga, co-founder and owner of Amsterdam Winds and maker of the Free Wind Saxophone, has been building saxophones for years and has increasingly come to realize how essential the neck is for the projection and quality of the instrument’s sound.

Over the years, in his quest seeking an optimal tone quality on the saxophone, Friso received considerable input from some of the world’s top players and collectors of vintage instruments

“I’m really digging the dynamic vibrations and dark brilliance of my new Heidinga tenor saxophone neck. Friso’s attention to detail is full of love & passion.”
Joe Lovano
Multiple GRAMMY winner saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano plays the Heidinga neck on his 1960 Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone.

At this point Friso only makes and sells his own saxophone necks. He is also developing a new model tenor saxophone and eventually a new alto saxophone. He is occupied daily with the complicated process of designing and making parts as well as the tools and machines necessary for production. Both instruments, the tenor and the alto saxophone, like the neck, will be 100% made in Europe.

Every Heidinga neck is personally handmade by Friso Heidinga and carefully checked and tested. The neck is available for both alto and tenor saxophones in an unlacquered polished finish, in a traditional gold lacquer, silver-plated or gold-plated.

The Heidinga neck will unquestionably expand the tonal palette of your saxophone sound.

“This superbly handmade neck by Friso Heidinga has surpassed my expectations in every way.”
Yuri Honing
Multi awarded saxophonist and composer Yuri Honing plays the Heidinga neck on his 1949 Selmer Super Balanced action tenor saxophone.

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