Musical Instrument Restoration

Welcome to Artisan Instruments, your ultimate destination for professional woodwind instrument restoration. We specialize in revitalizing and bringing new life to your beloved instruments, ensuring they shine both in appearance and performance. Our dedicated team of expert craftsmen meticulously restores each instrument to its former glory, incorporating a wide range of restoration services to meet your specific needs.

Our comprehensive woodwind instrument restoration process includes the following key criteria:

  1. Cleaning and Inspection: We begin by thoroughly cleaning and inspecting your instrument, ensuring all surfaces are free from dirt, debris, and residue. This step allows us to assess its condition and identify any underlying issues that may require attention.

  2. Wood Revitalization: We understand the significance of wood in producing rich and resonant tones. Our skilled craftsmen employ specialized techniques to revitalize and reinvigorate the wood of your instrument, enhancing its natural beauty and optimizing its tonal quality.

  3. Key, Post, and Bore Polishing: To restore the instrument's aesthetics, we meticulously polish the keys, posts, and bore, leaving them gleaming and pristine. This process not only enhances the instrument's visual appeal but also ensures smooth and effortless key action.

  4. Replating in Silver or Gold: As an additional option, we offer the opportunity to replate the instrument's body, keys, and/or posts in exquisite silver or gold finishes. This luxurious touch adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your instrument, although it is available at an extra cost.

  5. Key Straightening: Our skilled technicians meticulously straighten all bent keys, guaranteeing proper key actions and heights. This critical step ensures that your instrument plays with optimal precision and reliability.

  6. Pad, Cork, and Bumper Replacement: To ensure flawless performance, we replace all pads, corks, and bumpers, using high-quality materials that meet our stringent standards. This comprehensive replacement ensures proper sealing and alignment, contributing to excellent tone production and responsiveness.

  7. Proper Pad Heights: Our experienced technicians meticulously regulate and adjust the pad heights to achieve optimal performance. This meticulous attention to detail ensures evenness in tone and accurate key response across the instrument.

  8. Resurfacing/Leveling Tone Holes: We meticulously resurface and level all tone holes, ensuring proper seal and uniformity, which significantly contributes to accurate intonation and response.

  9. Needle and Flat Spring Replacement: To ensure consistent and reliable key action, we replace all needle and flat springs with precision, restoring the instrument's smooth and effortless playability.

    Our woodwind instrument restoration service encompasses much more, as we strive to deliver the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. We understand the unique value and sentimentality associated with each instrument, and our goal is to bring it back to its optimal condition, both aesthetically and functionally. Often, once the restoration is complete, the instrument is better than it was when it was brand new.

    Ready to restore your woodwind instrument to its former glory? Contact us today to schedule a restoration assessment, and let our skilled craftsmen breathe new life into your cherished instrument.

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