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Saxophone Repairs & Servicing

ALL INSTRUMENT REPAIRS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE STORE  (added 24.3.20)

 

Please contact us by phone 023 8022 4827 or email admin@www.acerentacarltd.com if you need further guidance

 

Covid-19 - published 18.3.20

During the current Coronavirus outbreak we are taking extra steps to protect repairers and you when your instrument is returned. Current advice is that the virus can last for as long as 9 days on some surfaces.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200317-covid-19-how-long-does-the-coronavirus-last-on-surfaces

As a result of this advice any repair left during this outbreak will not be play tested by the repairer until after this time has passed. The instrument will then be repaired and returned. We would advise for your protection that you allow the same time frame to pass before it is used after it has been collected.

We reserve the right to refuse instruments for repair or suspend repair activity should this be required. These measures are being put into place to protect all parties.

 

We trust you accept and understand this position.

 

 

 

SERVICING of a saxophone comprises checking pads for “leaks”, checking and adjusting key regulation to restore correct operation, basic cleaning and lubrication. Leaking pads may be rectified by adjustment or replacement. Key felts and corks will be replaced if necessary. Pads used are those closest to original type. Where an instrument has been dropped or shows signs of damage it will require repair (See below, REPAIRS)

PRICE GUIDE to service a saxophone is from £70 for an instrument under 2 years old and in undamaged condition to £350 for an instrument that is not working and needs complete dismantling and replacement of some pads and the re-aligning of bent keywork. Complete re-pad and overhaul could cost more than £600. (Including VAT where applicable).

REPAIRS. Specific repairs such as minor regulation adjustments or re-corking crooks or major work such as restoring badly bent keywork or body damage can be carried out if requested.

PLAYING TEST ON COMPLETION OF WORK. All instruments are tested by playing after repair to ensure they are functioning properly and to a standard in keeping with their age and quality.