Arthur Haswell Flute Repairs
THE BASIC PRICES QUOTED are for flutes and piccolos in good condition that have been regularly serviced. Instruments in poor condition and those that have been neglected will naturally require more work.
AN ANNUAL CHECK OVER will set up the keywork and sort out minor problems. This should not take more than an hour's work, charged at a rate of £10 per quarter hour.
A SERVICE EVERY 2-3 YEARS will keep your flute or piccolo in good playing order. Your flute will be completely disassembled, including pinned keywork where necessary, and hand-cleaned to remove dirt, dust, and tarnish. The bodies and heads of wood flutes will be checked for damage and repaired if necessary, and then given at least three applications of tung oil. Dents and bent keywork will be repaired. The flute will then be reassembled renewing felts, corks, head cork and springs as required. Pads may be replaced, the mechanism oiled and regulated, head and foot tenons adjusted, and all the dozens of tiny touches applied that bring a flute into good playing order.
Student flutes £90.00
Intermediate flutes £120.00
Hand-made/professional flutes £145.00
AN OVERHAUL WILL SEE YOUR FLUTE OR PICCOLO returned to its optimum 'as-new' playing condition. Keywork will be tightened to remove play, and all new pads, felts, corks, & springs fitted. Additional work may be required to remedy faults associated with a well-used flute.
Basic Overhaul Prices
Student flutes £195.00
Intermediate flutes £345.00
Hand-made/professional flutes £495.00
OUR CHARGE PER PAD includes fitting: Pisoni Lucien Pads £10 each; Pisoni Sound Pads £20 each; Pisoni S2 (excellent replacement for Straubingers) £25 each.
SPECIFIC REPAIRS (soldering; restoring bent keywork; etc.) and on-the-spot adjustments will be charged at a rate of £10 per quarter hour.
TO ALLOW FOR ANY ADJUSTMENTS necessary due to natural settling, and to give you complete peace-of-mind, serviced flutes and piccolos come with 6-months' free maintenance, overhauls 12-months.