Woodwind Repair

Disclaimer: All of our prices listed on this website are estimates ONLY. Since there is no way for us to estimate an instrument over the phone, we do not quote repair jobs without being able to see them. This allows us to give accurate estimates and avoids frustration on the part of the customer. All instruments and situations are unique, so each one must be handled and priced accordingly.

The below prices are based on instruments in good playing condition. Additional costs for repairs may be needed in order to complete the repair. Estimates will be provided before work is done. For any repairs not listed, please inquire by phone at 360-733-5840.

All estimates are good for 60 days after the date the estimate is made.

Woodwind Estimates

Play Condition starting prices

  • Piccolo $75
  • Student Flute PC $55
  • Student Flute PC, Clean and Polish  $110
  • Open Hole Flute $85
  • Plastic Clarinet $50
  • Wood Clarinet $60
  • Bass Clarinet $90-150 starting
  • Other Harmony Clarinets – by estimate only
  • Oboe $75-150 starting
  • Bassoon $75-150 starting
  • Saxophones – starting price
    •   Soprano (student) $90; (pro or vintage) $150
    •   Alto (student) $60; (pro or vintage) $90
    •   Tenor (student) $75; (pro or vintage) $110
    •   Bari $150-300 starting

Pad installation cost

  • Clarinet, felt pads – $10/pad + cost of pad ($2.50)
  • Clarinet, cork pads – $15/pad + cost of pad ($4-8)
  • Flute – $15/pad + cost of pad ($6)
  • Saxes/Bass Clarinet – $15/pad + cost of pad ($4-9)
  • Oboe – $20/pad + cost of pad ($4-8)
  • Bassoon – $20/pad + cost of pad ($6)
  • Donut pads – $25/pad + cost of pad ($4-8)

Ultrasonic Clean, oil, adjust, replace up to 3 pads, polish (Any other work needed will be charged in addition to this)

  • Flute $168
  • Intermediate/Open Hole Flute $188
  • Piccolo $182
  • Oboe $325
  • Bassoon $350
  • Clarinet $131
  • Wood Clarinet $175
  • Plastic Bass Clarinet $275
  • Wood Bass Clarinet $350
  • Saxophones
    • Soprano $254
    • Alto $215
    • Tenor $225
    • Bari – by estimate

Neck and Tenon Corks/Refit cost

  • Flute or Piccolo Headjoint replacement  $21
  • Clarinet/oboe/wooden flute tenon  $23
  • Recorder tenon (with wax)  $23
  • Sax neck  $27
  • English Horn/Bassoon bocal cork  $30
  • Bass Clarinet/Bassoon cork tenon  $30
  • Bassoon thread tenon  $60
  • Bassoon gasket cork  $70
  • Refit any metal tenon (flute, sax)  $40

Miscellaneous repairs 

  • Key work – starts at $40
  • Dent removal – starts at $40
  • Soft Soldering – starts at $20
  • Silver Soldering – starts at $40

Overhauls

  • Professional/Handmade flutes and piccolos by estimate only
  • Student Flute $350
  • Intermediate Open Hole Flute $510
  • Plastic Piccolo $350
  • Wooden Piccolo $425
  • Student Oboe $550
  • Intermediate Oboe $750
  • Professional or Full Conservatory Oboe $850 (Add $150 for wood oboes)
  • Bassoon $900 (starting)
  • Student Plastic Clarinet $325
  • Wood Clarinet $450
  • Plastic Bass Clarinet $625
  • Wood Bass Clarinet $800 (starting)
  • Student Saxophone Overhaul
    • Alto $600
    • Tenor $650
  • Professional Saxophone
    • Soprano $800 (starting)
    • Alto $800 (starting)
    • Tenor $850 (starting)
    • Baritone $1050 (starting)

Case Repairs

  • Latch: $30
  • Hinge: $30
  • Case Strap: $30
  • Handle: $35-45

Other case repairs available by quote: Replace case feet, reinforcing cases, adding or replacing case corners, cosmetic work, adding or replacing mouthpiece holders, adding or replacing compartments, custom setups