A Repair Person You Can Trust


If you're looking for a repair person, you just landed in the right place. With have over 45 years of experience in repairing all brands and ages of flutes, our expert repairmen are Muramatsu and Straubinger Certified. We repair wood flutes and restore antique flutes.

All non-listed repairs are charged $95 per hour. Please call or email in advance to schedule repairs. If you have any questions on terminology see at bottom of page. We're normally booked up 6 weeks in advanced.

Appraisals are $75 and must be paid upfront before they can be mailed or emailed. But if you purchased your flute from me, it is a Free Appraisal.

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**Minor adjustments by Quote
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Repair Prices


Piccolos

Student Overhaul
575.00
Intermediate Overhaul
750.00
Professional Overhaul
1,100.00
Student COA
275.00
Intermediate COA
295.00
Professional COA
395.00

Flutes

Student Overhaul
450.00
Intermediate Overhaul
795.00
Pre-Professional Overhaul
900.00
Professional Felt Pads
1,150.00
Professional with Straubinger Pads
1,495.00
Alto & Bass Overhaul
1,695.00
Muramatsu Pads
1,600.00
Student COA
195.00
Intermediate COA
295.00
Pre-Professional COA
325.00
Professional Felt Pads COA
395.00
Professional with Straubinger Pads COA
395.00
Alto & Bass COA
415.00
Muramatsu Pads COA
425.00

Flute - Other Services

E Facilitator Installation
Part Included
90.00
Replace Head Cork
60.00
Fit Head Joint
64.00
Hourly
All other work done by estimate based on time and material
95.00
Emergency Repair
95.00
Appraisals
Must be paid upfront before they can be mailed or emailed. If you purchased your flute from me, it is a Free Appraisal.
75.00
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PRICES MAY VARY ON ACCORDING TO THE CONDITION OF THE INSTRUMENT. PRICES ABOVE DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING OR INSURANCE CHARGES. IF THE INSTRUMENT IS EXTRA TARNISHED, THERE CAN BE AN ADDITIONAL CLEANING COST. REPAIRS ARE COMPLETED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS DON'T HESITATE TO GIVE US A CALL OR EMAIL.

Repair Terms


ADJUSTING SCREW -  a small screw that causes two keys to move together in combination to create a specific note.

CLEAN, OIL, ADJUST – Also referred to as a COA, it’s the annual maintenance performed on the instrument. Includes cleaning, oiling, hand polishing on the instrument and mechanism to remove tarnish, head joint cork replacement, adjustments, removal of lost motions, leak detection and pad replacement as necessary.

LEAK – happens between the tone hole and the pad where air is escaping creating a slight change in the tamber or/color of the note. It can make the entire instrument not playable, depending on how big and how many leaks  you have.

LOST MOTION – happens when you press a key and it doesn't engage the next adjusted key right way and it feels like a bump when you depress the key.

OVERHAUL - all pins are pulled, flute is hand cleaned to remove tarnish, new oil is put in, corks, felts, & pads are replaced. Pads are shimmed to remove leaks & flute is adjusted to play. Dents are removed by quote.

SHIM –  a small washer made from plastic or paper that it’s put between the pad and the key to help seal them to the tone hole.

CLICKS- usually metal to metal and you're missing a cork, VERY noisy when playing the flute.

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