Saxophone Repairs

At Howarth of London we have a workshop where highly trained and experienced technicians repair, service and overhaul instruments or make made-to-measure alterations to customers' specifications. Their services are in great demand and we suggest you call well ahead (see "Contacting us" link on the left) to book your instrument in.


EMERGENCY REPAIRS: Emergency work can usually be accommodated at short notice, but please call before coming to the shop. Minimum charge for while-you-wait pads/corks etc from £10.00 ex-VAT, £12.00 inc-VAT.

 

All prices are estimates subject to inspection of the instrument.


SATURDAY REPAIRS:

If you need your instrument repairing on a Saturday, please contact us ahead of visiting the shop to check that this is possible. We don't currently have a repairer in every Saturday. Our saxophone repair specialist works Monday to Friday.



ex-VAT

inc VAT
INCIDENTAL WORK
  Assess, adjust and repair accidental damage to saxophone         from £ 35.00/hr £ 42.00/hr
  Subject to Minimum Charge £ 10.00/hr £ 12.00/hr
  Re-cork crook and size to mouthpiece £ 15.00 £ 18.00
  Custom, Tuning, Dent, or other Body Work (not incl. in a service or overhaul) £ 35.00/hr £ 42.00/hr
SERVICE
Dismantle, clean and disinfect entire instrument. Assess for any structural deficiencies to be charged at an hourly rate. Replace up to 6 pads. Replace corks, felts and springs as necessary. Oil, assemble and regulate.

For a general service your instrument will need to be in the workshops for approximately 1 week.
Prices start from:
  Soprano £190.00 £228.00
  Alto £170.00 £204.00
  Tenor £170.00 £204.00
Baritone £240.00 £288.00
Other Saxophones £ POA £ POA
Vintage Saxophone (up to 20% extra)
OVERHAUL
Dismantle, clean body, bell and keywork, disinfect entire instrument. Assess for any structural deficiencies to be charged at hourly rate. Tighten loose key-work, remove minor dents, solder broken pillars and precision level tone holes. Replace all pads, corks and felts. Replace springs as necessary. Oil, assemble and regulate.

For an overhaul your instrument will need to be in the workshops for approximately 2 weeks. All overhauls carry a one year guarantee.
Prices start from:
Soprano £360.00 £432.00
Alto £350.00 £420.00
  Tenor £370.00 £444.00
Baritone £480.00 £576.00
Bass £ POA £ POA
Other Saxophones (Grafton, Leblanc etc) £ POA £ POA
Vintage Saxophone (up to 20% extra)
EXTRAS
Polish silver plate £ 50.00 £ 60.00
  Various pad options (metal, plastic resonators, oversize resonators, Conn ‘res-o-pad’ etc.) POA POA
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