Restore your instrument to "like new" condition!
At some point in your instruments' life, it may require a complete overhaul. If you regularly maintain your instrument, replacing pads, corks, felts and shims when required, it shouldn't need an overhaul for many years. Instruments that have not been serviced at regular intervals or are older and have gotten a lot of use will also benefit from an overhaul. An overhaul will return your instrument to "like new" condition.
In-State & Out-Of-State Repairs Always Welcome!
Extensive experience overhauling all brands on instruments including but not limited to:
Student & Intermediate Flutes: Armstrong, Azumi, DiMedici, Emerson, Gemeinhardt, Jupiter, Pearl, Trevor James, Yamaha
Professional Flutes: Abell, Altus, Brannen, Burkhart, Haynes, Miyazawa, Muramatsu, Nagahara, Pearl, Powell, Sanyko, Trevor James, Yamaha
A flute overhaul includes:
completely disassembling the instrument including unpinning the key mechanisms
chemically cleaning all keys and body tubes
removing any dents
re-fitting joint tenons
highly polishing all parts and the entire instrument
replacing all key corks, headjoint cork and felts
replacing all pads
shimming each pad for an even seal of the circumference
lubricating the mechanism with oil during the reassembly process
adjusting the mechanism for optimum performance
regulating key heights for an even scale and a free-blowing response
Student & Intermediate Clarinets: Buffet, Jean Paul, Mendini, Nuvo, Yamaha
Professional Clarinets: Amati, Backun, Buffet, Patricola, Selmer, Yamaha
Student & Intermediate Saxophones: Amati, Bundy, Conn-Selmer, Fox, Jupiter, Keilwerth, Martin, Vito, Yamaha,
Professional Saxophones: Cannonball, Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa
Student & Intermediate Double Reeds (Oboes & Bassoons): Bulgheroni, Jupiter, Schiller, Selmer, Yamaha
Professional Double Reeds (Oboes & Bassoons): Bulgheroni, Buffet, Fox, F. Loree, Yamaha