Buckeye Brass & Winds completes all repairs on Brass and Woodwind instruments in our shop. Some repairs may be completed while you wait, subject to our availability and volume. Contact us before stopping in to determine if a while-you-wait repair is possible.
Part of the joy of being in this business is seeing the unique items that our clients bring in to us. Often the instruments that are brought in are not of significant value, but sometimes a masterpiece of an instrument comes across the bench that we just have to admire.
We encourage customers when appropriate to consider an overhaul. Certain brands, models and model years can be candidates for an overhaul. Much like vintage automobiles, a very small difference in manufacture or feature can deem an instrument a collectible. If you have questions about an instrument, before you let your student take it to school to begin band, contact us so we can determine the value of your instrument. You may have an instrument worth overhauling if it has some of these conditions:
- Integrity of instrument is intact
- No rotting of irreplaceable parts
- No damage of valve casings, key mechanisms, necks or pistons
- Brand identifying parts are in good shape
- Instrument has not been previously overhauled
Bands & Schools
In this instance, the inventories of many schools contain instruments that today’s directors could only hope to have. Unfortunately age and use has taken its toll on many of these fine instruments. But not all is lost…. or so we hope!
Many schools have instruments of professional quality, and these instruments, through the overhaul process, have many more years of life left in them. Rather than spend money on new instruments of inferior quality, often times the same amount of capital or less can be spent to rejuvenate instruments of far superior quality.
Much like the collectible instruments, the integrity of the instruments must be present, and of course the original quality of the instrument must make it worth overhauling. We can help you with these assessments.
Once the instrument has been qualified as a good candidate for overhaul, the appropriate sources for the work will be determined. If we are not able to complete the work in house, we have access to the best overhaul shops in the country. Depend on us for quality overhaul work. Your horn will look like new.
Instrument Custom Work
- Custom woodwind key work
- Trombone valve installation
- Mouthpiece plating
- Custom levers and mechanis
- Linkage conversions
- Mouthpiece adjustments and modifications
- Sax neck ID polishing
Trade ins / appraisals
A large part of our business is assisting customers with trade-ins and exchanges. We offer the following services:
- Instrument valuation
- Instrument purchase – based on demand and condition
- We offer appraisals of wind instruments for insurance purposes.