Instrument Repair

If you would like to discuss your repair or have further questions,
please fill out the form on our Contact Us page here.
craftsman lubricating a brass instrument

Crafting musical instruments, and instrument repair, is our passion. 

Musicians pour their souls into their art of making beautiful sounds.  Being musicians ourselves, we understand the connection between the musician and their instrument.  Instrument repair and maintenance is crucial. 

As skilled craftsmen, we want the musical instruments that pass through our hands to not only be capable of generating the sounds that you desire, but to be symbolic of the passion that we have for a craft that is centuries old.  In depth knowledge and hands on experience in the design and fabrication of instruments is what we have to offer.

A craftsman’s approach to instrument repair is different from a repairman’s approach.

Understanding how instruments function acoustically and mechanically and how they are fabricated allows us to approach instrument repairs differently.

With there being more and more instruments of unknown origins, obtaining replacement parts is a daily challenge.  With our capabilities we are often able to fabricate needed parts.  Repairmen are often hesitant to attempt fabricating parts.  We as craftsmen invite these challenges as we can not only replicate but sometimes improve upon the integrity of an instrument by fabricating new parts.

When replacing off the shelf parts, be assured that we only use the best quality parts and materials.  The parts we install or make will meet or exceed the integrity of the parts that are being replaced.

Lastly, but most importantly, we are committed to making sure your instrument is set up, works, and plays the way you want it to.  For you the artist, the instrument should be transparent, malleable, and enjoyable.  When instruments leave our shop, we take pride in saying, “ We did that!”  Not only should it function flawlessly, but it should show that a craftsman took great pride in their work. 

Musical instruments are investments.

Some are more expensive than others. No matter the value of the instrument, making sure your instrument works as it should and the way you want can help maintain its value. 

Like any man-made mechanical device, instrument repair and maintenance is crucial.  Simple cleanings, routine lubrications, bore oilings, scale removal, all of these are just a few of the things that aid in making sure your instrument will last.  

With over 40 years of combined experience in the musical instrument industry,  our resources are vast.  Have a question about our instrument repair?  Get in touch!

If you would like to discuss your repair or have further questions,
please fill out the form on our Contact Us page here.
close up of woodwind repair

Woodwind instrument repair:

  The Basics

  • COA (Clean, oil, and adjust)
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Oil keys, adjust and regulate
  • Pad replacement (skin or cork)
  • Tenon cork replacement
  • Dent removal
  • Spring replacement

 

In depth instrument repair

  • Complete repad (includes tear down, cleaning, key fitting, key corks, adjust and regulate) (specialty pads available upon request)
  • Crack pinning 
  • Key alterations adjustments and fitting
  • Key fabrication
  • Head joint, tenon and neck fitting
  • Finish work, polishing, buffing, relacquer and plating
  • Bocal fitting and crack repair
  • Tenon stringing

 

close up of trumpet repair

Brass instrument repair:

The Basics

  • Slide pulling
  • Solder joints
  • Dent removal
  • Chemical and/or ultrasonic cleaning

In Depth Instrument Repair

  • Screw bell conversions
  • Mechanical conversions
  • Slide fabrication
  • Valve adjustments, venting, rebuilding and installs
  • Complete instrument refinishing
  • Ground up design and fabrication
If you would like to discuss your repair or have further questions,
please fill out the form on our Contact Us page here.