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 Flute and Piccolo Repairs

Replace Head Joint Cork    

included: clean the inside of the headjoint and adjust the new cork

  Flute or Piccolo $10.00
  Alto Flute $13.00
  Bass Flute $16.00
Spring Replacement    
  Needle $15.00
  Flat $15.00
Replating Lip Plate    

there may be extra fees if the metal needs preparations for plating (dents, corrosion scratches)

  Silver $25.50
  Gold $31.00

silver is needed to gold plate

  Silver & Gold $46.50
  Nickel $26.50
Clean and Service    

included: disassemble, clean and polish the body, clean headjoint and replace headjoint cork, clean the pads, oil the keys, adjust then polish the instrument.

  Student Plateau Flute $130.00
  Open Hole Flute $130.00
  Professional Flute $180.00
     includes refitting and tightening key mechanism
  Resin or Metal Piccolo $75.00
  Wooden Piccolo $80.00

includes oiling the bore of the instrument


*all price subject to change

All other small repairs need to be estimated: dent work, small adjustments, replacing a few pads, key corks and clean and polish. Estimates are free and will be done while you wait.


The instrument will be disassembled cleaned and polished.  All the pads, key corks and felts will be replaced.  Wooden instruments will be oiled.  Refit the tenons, dents will be removed and keys will be refit to the body.  Spring will be replaced where necessary.  To finish the instrument will be play tested and polished.

Piccolo Recondition    
  Bladder Pads $230.00
  Cork Pads $320.00

more moisture resistant longer pad life (good for marching band)

Flute Recondition    
  Student Plateau Flute $235.00
  Open Hole Flute $305.00
  Professional Flute $720.00

materials for a professional flute will change the repair prices


*all price subject to change


The highest quality of repair is essential for the optimum performance of both students and professionals. olving technical problems that arise in performance at all musical levels. We attain these goals by staffing our shop with the finest repair technicians available, people who are also accomplished musicians, and providing a state of the art repair facility. 

These combined factors allow Volkwein's Music to service your needs, from minor repairs to complete overhauls, with the same promptness, courtesy and quality. As always, our service is guaranteed. Please allow Volkwein's Music to handle your repair needs.
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