My workshop is fully equipped with the latest specialist high tech as well as traditional tools and also a massive stock of pads, spares and accessories to cover most repairs to Saxophones, clarinets, flutes, oboes and bassoons. I have been repairing woodwinds now for over 20 years and all instruments are fully play tested by me on completion.

The following gives some guidance on the type of regular work required to keep your instrument playing as it should. This regular work will increase the lifespan of consumables like pads, felts and corks but will also increase the longevity of your instrument. Regular servicing will save money in the long run and also help avoid those last minute pre concert or pre exam panics when your instrument 'suddenly' lets you down.

 

Set up – Level 1: Recommended every 12 – 18  months

Only for instruments that have been regularly serviced and are in reasonable condition

    • Full visual inspection
    • Check all pads and corks for wear and tear
    • Magnehelic pressure test to reveal any leakage
    • Check pads are seating properly and re-seat as required
    • Regulate and adjust key mechanisms
    • Moving parts are lubricated with the appropriate key oil
  • Wooden instruments are checked for cracks and the bore is treated with organic bore oil
  • The instrument is then fully re-checked, Mag machine leak tested and fully play tested

Set up – Level 2:

  • For older instruments not regularly serviced. Some keywork may need to be removed and some pads replaced.

Service: Recommended every 3-4years

As level 1 but instruments are completely stripped down and a thorough inspection of all parts made 

  • Plastic instruments are washed
  • Wooden instruments are cleaned and treated with organic bore oil
  • Pillars and keywork are cleaned and polished as required
  • All keywork checked for play and precision fitted as required
  • Springs are checked and replaced as required
  • Toneholes are checked and repaired, re-faced and levelled as required
  • Toneholes can be treated with lacquer to help prevent future chipping (OPTIONAL for Clarinet)
  • Rod screws and all hinges are degreased, polished for a smooth action and lubricated on re-assembly.
  • On re-assembly the key mechanisms are fully regulated
  • The instrument is then fully re-checked, Mag machine leak tested and fully play tested

Re-Pad:

  • Service option with replacement of all pads

Overhaul:

  • Re-pad including replacement of all corks and any springs necessary

 

Here are a few of our customer testamonials:

Brilliant service, very polite at the front desk, excellent service on my clarinet, and received it a lot earlier than estimated. Many many thanks!

 

Did a complete overhaul of my husbands sax and he said it plays like new. He now feels like playing again thanks Leonard.

 

Just picked my sax up which has been serviced and fixed by Leonard. Playing beautifully! Better than new! Thanks so much!!


The following table gives a general guide for the most common repair prices though every repair has to be evaluated individually - a free no obligation estimate along with a full run down of all work required is sent to you before any work starts- 

Instrument    Set-up Level 1     Set-up Level 2         Service            Re-Pad     
Clarinet  £65.00 £90.00  £135.00  £200.00 
Flute  £75.00 £112.50  £149.00  £225.00 
Oboe  £90.00 £135.00  £180.00  £270.00 
Saxophone  £90.00 £112.50  £225.00  £400.00 
Bassoon  £90.00  £135.00  £249.00  £400.00 

Parts and extras 

Clarinet Pad On Service

£2.00/2.50pad

Oboe Pad On Service

£2.00/pad

Bassoon Pad On Service

£2.00/3.50pad

Flute Pad On Service

£5.00/pad

Saxophone Pad On Service

£5.00/£7.50/pad

Clarinet/Oboe Tenon Cork

£8.00/tenon

Bassoon Tenon Cork

£15.00/tenon

Saxophone Crook Cork

£10.00

Expand or reduce metal Tenon

£10.00

Expand Sax/Bass Clarinet Neck Tenon

£15.00

Bumper/Regulation Corks (With Teflon +£1)

£1.50

Polish Keywork (Plate etc)

£15.00

Wooden Body Full Clean & Treatment

£10.00

Flute Replace Head Cork

£15.00

Wooden Clarinet Crack Filling

From £20.00

Minimum Workshop charge £25.00

Hourly rate £45.00

 

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