Band Instrument Repair

OnSiteRepair Band Instrument Repair

Band Instrument Repair Price List
MINIMUM CHARGE ON ALL BAND INSTRUMENT REPAIRS $28.00

Average Repair Waiting Time is 10-14 Days.

JC Music’s Pro Shop repairs hundreds of instruments each year for schools across the state, for individuals and for professional players from around the world.

Repairing band instruments is a craft and an art, and each instrument repair is unique. Our staff members may not be repair techs, but they are usually able to give you an accurate estimate. We check your instrument in and then have a tech ascertain the true nature of the service.

We believe in transparency during service, and if our tech’s quote is higher than the estimate provided, we will contact the customer before the repair work is done.

WOODWIND REPAIRS

Instrument
Playable Condition
Cleaning Only
Complete Repad
Piccolo
$88
$47
$238
Closed Hole Flute
$88
$47
$238
Open Hole Flute
$98
$47
$268
Oboe
$98
$62
$358
Soprano Clarinet
$88
$47
$268
Wood Soprano Clar.
$98
$62
$338
Alto Clarinet
$98
$47
$268
Bass Clarinet
$138
$66
$368
Contra Bass Clarinet
$148
$68
$388
Bassoon
$138
$77
$488
Soprano Sax
$138
$62
$398
Alto Sax
$138
$64
$398
Tenor Sax
$148
$66
$458
C Melody Sax
$188
$64
$398
Baritone Sax
$178
$77
$548
Playable Condition

Playable Condition includes up to 4 pads, refitting flute tenons, up to 2 clarinet or oboe tenon corks, refitting saxophone neck and replacing neck cork, checking springs, keycorks, and adjustments.

Cleaning Only

Includes cleaning instrument and polishing keys. Instrument is cleaned using a soap & water solution or chemically cleaned where necessary. This is for cleaning and disinfecting only. No repair work or part replacement is included and play-ability is not guaranteed.

Repads

Includes all new pads, new tenon corks, new key corks as needed, recondition/replace springs as needed, straighten bent keys, cleaning, seat all pads, regulate action, oil/grease, final adjustments and play-test.

Note: Intermediate and pro model instrument charges are extra and will require an estimate from our repair tech. Dent work is extra.

Individual Woodwind Repairs

(minimum repair charge is $28.00)

Key Corks – $2.25 each
Replace Pad – $8.00 each
Springs – $10.25 each
Solder – $26.00 (first), $11.00 (each additional)
Silver Solder – $38.00 each
Tenon Corks – $16.00 each
Sax Neck Corks – $20.00 each
Piccolo Head Cork – $20.00
Flute Head Cork – $20.00
Small Solder Joints – $11.00 each
Large Solder joints – $35.00 each
Refit Flute Tenon – $45.00 each
Replace Case Latch – $16.00 each
Replace Case Hinge – $14.00 each

BRASS REPAIRS

Instrument
Playable Condition:
Add $30 for Chemical Clean
Chemical Clean & Flush Only
Trumpet
$78
$48
Silver Trumpet
$88
$48
Cornet
$78
$48
Trombone
$78
$48
Bass/Valve Trombone
$88
$48
Alto Horn
$78
$48
Baritone Horn/Euphonium
$78
$48
French Horn
$88
$52
Double French Horn
$118
$62
Mellophone
$78
$54
Tuba (Piston Valves)
$158
$62
Tuba (Rotary Valves)
$178
$64
Sousaphone (Brass)
$188
$62
Sousaphone (Fiberglass)
$168
$62
Playable Condition

Includes minor bell dents (bell to rear brace), clean and polish valves and slides, refit slides, replace valve felts, waterkey corks, guides and springs as needed, pull valves & slides, solder up to one broken joint, relube/oil, final adjustments and play-test.

There will be additional charges for excessive dent work, more than one solder point and for very stuck valves and slides.

Flush & Chemical Clean

Instrument is disassembled. All parts are chemically cleaned and tubing is brushed inside and out. Instrument is lubricated and play-tested.

Overhaul

We will call with an estimate after the tech has inspected the instrument. Overhaul includes internal chemical cleaning, plus re-plating or re-lacquering the instrument. Average overhaul waiting time is 5 weeks.

We will call with prices for repairs not listed.

Individual Brass Repairs

Pull stuck mouthpiece – $15.00
Re-Thread Valve Casing – $22.00 (first) $6.00 (ea. add’l)
Pull Frozen Slide – $18.00 each
Replace Valve Springs – $11.00 each
Pull Stuck Valve – $18.00 each
Realign Valves – $48.00
Replace Valve Corks & Felts – $22.00
Repair out-of-round or dented valve casing – $38.00 each
Adjust Trombone Slide – $38.00
Solder Brace – $26.00 (first), $11.00 (each additional)
Silver Solder – $38.00 each
Replace Water Key Cork – $14.00
Replace Case Latch – $16.00 each
Replace Case Hinge – $14.00 each

STORE HOURS:

Mon-Wed: 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

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Testimonials

On Castle Instruments: "Castle saxes are great for classical and jazz! The key setup is more like a professional instrument, even on the Castle student instruments. We recently purchased a large amount of Castle brass and woodwind instruments including a beautiful oboe. I just love the tenor sax as I'm a sax player and I even played the Castle student sax in my last performance instead of my professional Selmer. I just love the Castle's intonation. Their student and intermediate instruments play like professional instruments, and not like any other student level instruments from any major brand. The low and high notes are rich and have a beautiful tone. The quality metal used is great and produces a meaty thud as all the pads come seated well."

Dan Luongo, Director of Bands
Wolcott School, West Hartford Public Schools

On Our Line of Castle Instruments:
"The valves react more efficiently and with quicker movement while maintaining a full sound. I was seeking a more professional trumpet and after playing this Silver Castle model, I was sold!

Tim Osborn
Oxford, CT

On Castle Instruments:"When holding a Castle student or intermediate instrument, you can feel how heavy and sturdy it is. They also create darker tones and make your band sound more mature. Most other major brand student models are lightweight and produce a nasal-like sound. Castle instruments are great in all ranges! They are very well-balanced, well-constructed and I highly recommend them. I wish every student in Oxford played a Castle instrument!"

Greg Bell - Director of Bands
New Britain High School