Instrument is completely disassembled.
Keys and posts are cleaned, polished, and silver-plated if desired.
Body is cleaned and oiled, and all wood leaks sealed.
Toneholes are restored to like new condition.
Tenons refit if necessary, tenon corks replaced.
Posts are aligned, loose posts tightened.
Hinge rods cleaned and polished, replaced if necessary.
All keys are carefully re-fitted, key corks are replaced.
All pads are replaced, and adjusted for airtightness.
Pad heights, key leverages, and spring tensions are carefully adjusted, springs replaced where needed.
Instrument is adjusted, regulated, and tuned as requested
An overhaul takes many hours, usually spread over a few weeks. The cost is considerable, and can exceed $2000. Most instruments don’t need anything close to this amount of work. This cannot be booked online: please contact me to schedule.