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 Since there is no way for us to estimate an instrument over the phone, we do not quote repair jobs without being able to see them.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 $90
  • Piccolo, pro or wood $150
  • Flute, student $75
  • Flute, intermediate, open hole $95
  • Flute, professional $180
  • Clarinet, plastic $60
  • Clarinet, wood $90
  • Bass Clarinet $140 starting
  • Other Harmony Clarinets – by estimate only
  • Oboe, simplified system/student $90
  • Oboe, intermediate $175
  • Oboe, professional $210
  • Bassoon, plastic $175
  • Bassoon, wood $190
  • Saxophones – starting price
    • Soprano, student $120
    • Soprano, pro or vintage $210-280
    • Alto, student $90
    • Alto, pro or vintage $150
    • Tenor, student) $90
    • Tenor, pro or vintage $210-240
    • Bari, student $180-240
    • Bari, pro or vintage $350
    • Other Harmony saxes by estimate only

Pad installation cost – Separate from PC

  • Clarinet, felt pads – $10/pad + cost of pad ($3-4)
  • Clarinet, cork pads – $15/pad + cost of pad ($4-8)
  • Flute – $15/pad + cost of pad ($7)
  • Piccolo – $20/pad + cost of pad ($4)
  • Saxes/Bass Clarinet – $15/pad + cost of pad ($4-9)
  • Oboe – $20/pad + cost of pad ($4-8)
  • Bassoon – $20/pad ($10 for flick pad) + cost of pad ($3-6)
  • Donut pads – $25/pad + cost of pad ($4-8)

COA – Ultrasonic Clean, oil, adjust, replace up to 3 pads, polish – Separate from pad work, silver plate will be extra by estimate

  • Piccolo, student $175
  • Piccolo, $280
  • Flute, student $120
  • Flute, Intermediate/Open Hole $120
  • Flute, pro/vintage $280
  • Oboe, student/simplified $175
  • Oboe, intermediate $315
  • Oboe, pro/wood $560
  • Bassoon, plastic $420
  • Bassoon, wood $455
  • Clarinet, plastic $140
  • Clarinet, Pro/wood, Nickel plated keys $280
  • Clarinet, Pro/wood, Silver plated keys $315
  • Bass Clarinet, $280
  • Bass Clarinet, wood $420-560
  • Saxophones
    • Soprano, student $280
    • Soprano, pro/vintage $420
    • Alto, student $245
    • Alto, pro/vintage $350
    • Tenor, student $245
    • Tenor, pro/vintage $350
    • Bari, student $420
    • Bari, pro/vintage $560

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 cork tenon $32
  • Bassoon thread tenon  $65
  • Bassoon gasket cork  $70
  • Refit any metal tenon (flute, sax)  $40
  • Refit wooden barrel socket $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
  • Plastic Piccolo $360
  • Wooden Piccolo $425
  • Flute, Student $425
  • Flute, Intermediate Open Hole $560
  • Flute, Pro/vintage by estimate only
  • Flute, Wood, simple system $560
  • Oboe, student/simplified $550 (add $150 for wood)
  • Oboe, intermediate $750 (add $150 for wood)
  • Oboe, Professional or Full Conservatory $965 (Add $150 for wood)
  • Bassoon, plastic or wood $950 (starting)
  • Clarinet, plastic $375
  • Clarinet, wood $510
  • Bass Clarinet, plastic $685
  • Bass Clarinet, wood $950 (starting)
  • Student Saxophone Overhaul – silver plate will be extra
    • Alto $690
    • Tenor $725
  • Professional Saxophone – silver plate will be extra
    • Soprano $800 (starting)
    • Alto $800 (starting)
    • Tenor $850 (starting)
    • Baritone $1050 (starting)

Case Repairs

    • Latch: $30 for 1, $25 ea for 2+
    • Hinge: $30
    • Case Strap: $30
    • Handle: $35-45
    • Tape case exterior – $33
    • Replace feet/corners – $15/corner
    • Glue interior – $15
    • Add wheels – $100 minimum, by estimate

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