Victoria, BC Canada V8T 2P1

778 977 6128 | KJWoodwindRepairs@gmail.com

Professional Flute, Piccolo, Oboe and English Horn service and repairs

Professional Flute, Piccolo, Oboe and English Horn service and repairs

Professional Flute, Piccolo, Oboe and English Horn service and repairsProfessional Flute, Piccolo, Oboe and English Horn service and repairs

Clean, Oil, Adjust (COA) and Overhauls

 

What is a COA?

A COA typically involves complete disassembly of the instrument, including disassembly of the key mechanism itself.   The body is cleaned, the mechanism is hand cleaned and new oil applied. 

The headjoint cork is replaced unless otherwise specified.

All pads, key felts/corks are assessed for wear and replaced if needed.*  

All pads are shimmed as needed and the flute is extensively play tested.

* Replacement of pads is an additional charge.


 ** Instruments which have not had a complete COA in 3 years or more will often require an additional 1-2 hours labour (at $80/hour)  and possibly a few pads. Please keep this in mind when consulting the prices listed below.  

What is an overhaul?

An overhaul involves the complete disassembly and reconditioning of the instrument. 

All pads, regulation material kicker/foot materials, corks etc are removed.
The instrument is completely cleaned*, and lightly hand polished (unless otherwise requested).
The mechanism is refit to remove lateral/ 'side to side' play, and hinge rods/steels are cleaned to remove any scratches or rust.  Key cups and toneholes are checked for level and addressed if needed using only manufacturer approved techniques.

All new stabilizers (if used), pads, shims, regulation material, kicker material, corks etc are correctly installed and then the instrument is "played in" for a number of hours to "settle" the new materials.

*Wooden bodies and heads are oiled. We use manufacturer recommended, natural, peanut and nut-free oils for oiling. If you have any food allergies, please make sure this is noted with us!








ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN DOLLARS. TAXES NOT INCLUDED. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.