Repair Workshop - Flutes

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Student flutes to high-end handmade professional flutes, let our highly skilled technicians ensure your instrument is playing at its best.

All standard and full services are supported by our 3 month warranty covering parts and labour (excludes standard wear and tear).  All re-pads and restorations have a 6 month warranty covering parts and labour (excludes standard wear and tear). Minor “settling-in” adjustments are also covered within 3 months of these services.

 

Student Flute Service

Closed hole – $225 (includes up to 3 pads)
eg: Armstrong 102/104, Artley, Buffet, Emerson, DeFord, Jupiter 511, Temby Debut/Signature, Pearl 501/525, Yamaha FL100,211/221

  • Dismantle and chemically clean body
  • Basic hand clean keywork
  • Check head joint cork
  • Reassemble and lubricate mechanism
  • Replace up to 3 pads (as required)
  • Reseat pads (close leaks)
  • New key corks and felts as required
  • Expand tenons if required
  • Regulate keywork
  • Play test

 

Intermediate/Advanced Flute Service

Open hole – $305 (includes up to 3 pads) eg: Yamaha 600/700 series, Murumatsu GX, Temby Elite, Powell Sonare 700 series, Pearl 700 series, Miyazawa

  • Dismantle and chemically clean body
  • Basic hand clean keywork
  • Check head joint cork
  • Reassemble and lubricate mechanism
  • Replace up to 3 pads (as required)
  • Reseat pads (close leaks)
  • New key corks and felts as required
  • Expand tenons if required
  • Regulate keywork

Head Joint cork replacement – $35

 

Hand Made and Hand Finished Flute Servicing

Standard servicing starts from $450 + pads.

Eg: Brannen, Powell, Haynes Q3+, Altus 1207+, David Temby, Lillian Burkhart, Nagahara

As the amount of work varies greatly between handmade flutes we suggest coming in to discuss your requirements.

 

Service optional extras (all by quote)

  • Hand polishing
  • Individual balancing of keywork action to players requirement
  • Replace spring(s)
  • Straightening of body
  • Dent removal
  • Headjoint or foot joint refitting
  • Keywork tightening
  • Soldering posts and/or keywork
  • Replating, gold plating
  • Pin/mechanism replacement
  • Installation of Straubinger pads

 

Flute Restoration

C-foot closed hole from – $600
Open hole / B-foot from – $750
Handmade – POA

  • Chemically clean body and keywork
  • Machine polish body and keywork
  • New pads (standard pads 2.5mm double bladder) Speak to us about other pad options
  • Replace head joint cork
  • New key felts/corks
  • Minor dent work
  • Basic resoldering
  • Realignment of posts
  • Key swedging (tightening – remove lateral movement)
  • Key regulation
  • Lubricate mechanism
  • Replace springs (as required)

 

All above prices should be treated as a guide. You will be given an accurate quotation when the instrument has been inspected by a technician. If we find that extra work is required after commencement of the quoted work, we will contact you. We will then discuss options and pricing prior to commencement of any extra work.

 

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