Flute and Piccolo Repair

Alberto Grossi Woodwinds offers a wide variety of services for all flutes and piccolos. A specialist in professional flutes, Mr. Grossi is a certified Muramatsu flute technician, having trained at the Muramatsu flute factory in Japan. He is also certified to work with Straubinger pads, which are used by such flute makers as Powell, Brannen, Miyazawa, and Burkart. All work is guaranteed for thirty days, and repads and overhauls are guaranteed for ninety days. Prices vary depending on instrument model and extent of repairs needed. Please call for an estimate or to schedule an appointment.

The following is a list of typical services:

Clean, Oil, and Adjust

Recommended annually to keep flutes and piccolos in optimal playing condition, a Clean, Oil, and Adjust includes a complete mechanical adjustment to ensure proper seating of pads, change of pads as needed, cleaning and light hand-polishing of flute body and mechanism. Individual pads and headjoint cork are changed if needed and priced separately. Time required: 5 days

Professional flute from R$450       Professional piccolo from R$325
Intermediate flute from R$325       Intermediate piccolo from R$220
Student flute from R$240       Student piccolo from R$220

Oil and Adjust

An Oil and Adjust includes only the necessary adjustments for proper seating of pads, and regulation and oiling of the mechanism. Individual pads and headjoint cork are changed if needed and priced separately. Time required: 1-2 days

Hourly rate R$120
Minimum charge R$50

Repad

Less extensive than an Overhaul, a Repad includes the replacement of all pads with your choice of pad type (standard felt or Straubinger), and the changing of corks and bumpers as needed. Muramatsu flutes are repadded with Muramatsu pads unless another type is specified. The flute body and mechanism are also cleaned and lightly hand-polished. Repads are generally reserved for flutes less than 5 years old or in excellent mechanical condition, to be determined by a thorough examination of the instrument. Time required: 2-3 weeks

Please call for an estimate.

Overhaul

A major undertaking, an Overhaul includes a complete repad with your choice of pad type (standard felt or Straubinger), replacement of all corks and felts, removal of dents and scratches, refitting of keys to remove side to side motion and any other mechanical repairs, cleaning and polishing of keys and body, and cleaning and oiling of the wood for wooden instruments. Muramatsu flutes are repadded with Muramatsu pads unless another type is specified. Time required: 3-4 weeks

Professional flute R$1500 plus the cost of pads
Professional piccolo R$950 plus the cost of pads
Intermediate and student flutes and piccolos--please call for an estimate
Available pads:
Straubinger, Muramatsu (only for Muramatsu flutes), and traditional felt pads

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