Is this saxophone totally ruined?
by Cade Haynes
I am a trombone player and have never played a reed instrument. Well, one of my parent's friends remembered he had an alto sax and wondered if I wanted it and wanted to learn it. I said yes but I'm worried about the condition.
Well when i opened the case,it was so musky, it smelt like Carlsbad Caverns and the instrument had droplets of water everywhere and the case was super wet.
He had two cloths stuck in the bell the first one, when i pulled it out was moist and the second one..... I threw it on the ground and it splattered and water came out. I'm pretty sure all the pads had rotted off. I couldn't bring myself to hold it up and get all the moisture all over me and also it smelt so bad, i couldn't stomach it.
Is it salvageable?