Flute Family of Instruments

Concert Flute – covered or open tone hole, and B foot; Alto Flute; Bass Flute; Piccolo

Level 1 Service (playing condition)

Clean instrument without dismantling it
Replace up to 2 missing, loose, or damaged pads ( cleaning the remaining pads )
Replace up to 2 missing or worn key corks
Check and tighten hinge rods and pivot screws
Check and adjust spring tension
Regulate keys
Adjust key heights
Remove, clean, seal and adjust head cork
Chemical clean and sterilize head joint
Lubricate keys
Assemble and play test instrument
Clean instrument case
$75

Level 2 Service

Dismantle instrument
Remove accessible dents
Check head and foot joint tenons for proper fit expanding if necessary
Silver-wash body
Polish body and keys with tarnish-inhibiting silver polish
Clean, straighten and tighten hinge rods and pivot screws
Replace up to 4 missing, loose or damaged pads (cleaning the remaining pads)
Replace up to 4 missing or worn key corks
Check and adjust spring tension
Regulate keys
Adjust key heights
Remove, clean, seal and adjust head cork
Chemical clean and sterilize head joint
Lubricate keys
Assemble and play test instrument
Clean instrument case
$125

Level 3 Service (Repad)

Dismantle instrument
Remove accessible dents
Check head and foot joint tenons for proper fit, expanding if necessary
Silver wash body
Polish body and keys with tarnish-inhibiting silver polish
Clean, straighten and tighten hinge rods and pivot screws
Steps to eliminate end and side play in keys
Check, and re-align if necessary, all keys
Replace all padsReplace all key corks
Check and adjust spring tension, replacing any weak or loose springs
Regulate keys
Adjust key heights
Supply, install, seal, and adjust new head cork
Chemical clean and sterilize head joint
Lubricate keys
Assemble and play test instrument
Clean instrument case
$275

Level 4 Service (Complete Overhaul)

All of the work detailed in Level 3(Repad) as well as :
Remove all body dents and scratches;
Re-plate body and keys
Price determined after inspecting and assessing the instrument and ascertaining price of replating

Specific Flute Repairs
  • Replace pad $25
  • Replace key cork – foot or bridge key $15
  • Replace key cork – trill or D# key $25
  • Replace spring $15
  • Replace head cork $20
  • Replace pivot screw $15
  • Repair broken key $25 to $55
  • Expand head or foot joint tenon $25
  • Level tone hole $20
  • Remove minor body dent $20