Servicing & Repairs
|Level||General Service||Overhaul||Example Models|
|Student Flutes||$325||N/A||Jupiter 313-611, Amadeus 500/600, Trevor James 300-Cantabile, Yamaha 225-300 Series, Pearl 500-600 Series, Azumi AZ2, Sonare 501, Solexa 101. Includes up to 3 new pads, clean, oil, adjustments, missing felts and corks, dents and major scratches, play test.|
|Intermediate Flutes||$400||N/A||Amadeus 700/800/900, Jupiter 711-1011, Yamaha 400 Series, Trevor James Virtuoso, Pearl 665 -765, Azumi AZ3, Sonare 601, Solexa 208 and 308.|
|Handfinished Flutes||$475||$1,550||Altus 807-1107, Haynes Classic Q1-4, Powell Signature, Burkart Resona 200/300, Pearl 785-795, Yamaha 500-600, Muramatsu EX & GX, Sankyo Etude & Silversonic, Miyazawa 101, 201, 401, Solexa 408, Amadeus 900, TWG 700.|
|Handmade Flutes||$595||$1,550||Altus 1207 - 1807, Burkart Professional and Elite, Yamaha 700-800 series, Pearl 800-900, Muramatsu AD/DN/SR, Sankyo Artist, DN and SR, Verne Q Powell, Nagahara, Brannen, Wm S Haynes, Solexa 509.|
|Student Piccolo||$350||N/A||Yamaha, Pearl.|
|Professional Piccolo||$450||$1,550||Hammig, Powell, Zentner, Burkart Professional and Elite, Braun.|
|Alto and Bass||$550||$1,550||Pearl, Trevor James, Yamaha, Di Medici, Altus, Sankyo, Muramatsu, Gemini.|
|What's in a Service?||The flute is completely stripped down. The body and mechanism are cleaned and hand polished. Major dents and scratches are removed. Any required mechanical repairs to the mechanism, including checking and levelling toneholes are carried out. Necessary corks and felts are replaced and up to 4 pads. Each individual pad is shimmed to make sure it is sealing. The mechanism is then regulated and oiled. The flute is then test played. 3 months warranty.|
|What's in an Overhaul?||The flute is completely stripped down. The body and mechanism are ultrasonically cleaned and hand polished. Major dents and scratches are removed. The mechanism is completely stripped down and rebuilt as necessary and refitted to the body. All tone holes are checked and levelled. All felts pads and corks are replaced. Instrument is oiled and regulated. An overhaul returns the flute to as close to new condition as possible and comes with a 12 month warranty on adjustments.|
Angus has been playing the flute for 35 years and spent 15 years teaching and playing professionally. He has been been a full time flute technician since 1999 and started working for Flutes and Flutists and Flute Fidelity in 1998.
He spent 2 years living in the United States where he studied and worked with some of the best flutemakers and technicians in the world. He also spent time training at the Burkart factory in Boston.
Since returning from the United States, Angus has done repair work for most of the major symphony orchestras in Australia, including the Sydney, Adelaide, West Australian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra as well as the Auckland and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras and the Malaysian and Hong Kong Symphony Orchestras.
He has done work for a large number of visiting artists including Denis Bouriakov, Marianne Gedigian, Michael Cox, Emily Beynon and Paul Edmund-Davies.
Angus is an authorised Straubinger technician. Contact Angus should you have any tricky flute repair questions.