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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. 

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Annual service

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 £85

Wooden clarinets from £145

Alto saxophones from £175

Tenor saxophones from £200

Soprano saxophones from £150

Baritone saxophones from £250

Flutes from £85

All other work charged at £45 per hour​

 

Where appropriate, we can add a full ultrasonic clean for £40 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); regulation (balancing of the mechanism). If the instrument needs more work than the basic price we will advise you before proceeding.

Clarinets from £145

Alto and bass clarinets from £175

Soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones from £175

Baritone saxophones from £250

Flutes from £125

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!

General

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 £12

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 £225

Flutes from £200

Saxophones;

Alto saxophones from £325

Tenor saxophones from £375

Soprano saxophones from £325

Baritone saxophones from £500

The cost of pads is in addition to the above price and will depend on the type required.

Contact Us

Based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Visits to the workshop are by pre-arranged appointment only. 

If you intend to visit the workshop, please complete the covid medical information beforehand. 

 

COVID MEDICAL FORM

 

Workshop opening hours

Monday-Friday: 9:30-5:30

Band room, school visits and weekends by appointment only up to a 50 mile radius of Sleaford.

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