WOODWIND INSTRUMENT REPAIRS AND SERVICING
After you have made initial contact, I will need to inspect your instrument to give you an accurate evaluation. Visits to the workshop are by pre-arranged appointment only.
Once the instrument is delivered to the workshop, an initial inspection is carried out and an inspection report is provided with problems and solutions identified, including cost and timescale.
Intended to be routine maintenance: Strip keywork, clean and polish, replace touch corks as required, felts and pads as needed (up to 3 new pads included, additional pads required are chargeable); Clean and lubricate rods and screws; Polish and oil the bore (as applicable); Rebuild instrument.
Plastic clarinets from £95
Wooden clarinets from £160
Alto saxophones from £185
Tenor saxophones from £210
Soprano saxophones from £185
Baritone saxophones from £275
Flutes from £95
All other work is charged at £45 per hour
Where appropriate, we can add a full ultrasonic clean. After such a deep clean you can expect your instrument to feel and play better than before, not to mention that it’s certainly more hygienic.
Full playing order
Fault finding and correction to make the instrument play properly. This is the option we suggest for most instruments that come to the workshop for ‘servicing’. In fact, they most often need general repairs, not routine maintenance. Our ‘full playing order’ work includes straightening keywork; replacing touch corks, felts and up to 3 pads (additional pads required are chargeable); and regulation (balancing of the mechanism). If the instrument needs more work than the basic price we will advise you before proceeding.
Clarinets from £160
Alto and bass clarinets from £200
Soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones from £200
Baritone saxophones from £275
Flutes from £140
After a deep clean you can expect your instrument to feel and play better than before, not to mention that it’s certainly more hygienic – you would be amazed at what comes out of most instruments when they are deep cleaned inside the bore!
Re-cork tenon from £35
Move thumb rest from £25
Replace broken tenon (repair smashed joint) from £150
Fill split or crack from £70
Pin crack (per pin) from £70
Clarinet pads (supply and fit – per pad) from £15
Saxophone pads (supply and fit – per pad) from £20
Flute pads (supply and fit – per pad) from £15
Needle springs (supply and fit – per spring) from £20
Flat springs (supply and fit – per spring) from £20
restore your instrument
Strip keywork; ultrasonically clean and polish; replace a full set of pads; replace touch corks and felts as required; Clean and lubricate rods and screws; Polish and oil the bore (as applicable); Rebuild instrument; Final playtest.
Plastic clarinets from £175
Wooden clarinets from £250
Flutes from £215
Alto saxophones from £340
Tenor saxophones from £390
Soprano saxophones from £340
Baritone saxophones from £550
The cost of pads is in addition to the above price and will depend on the type required.
Based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Visits to the workshop are by pre-arranged appointment only.
Workshop opening hours
Band room, school visits, and weekends by appointment only up to a 50-mile radius of Sleaford.