A COA (also known as a clean oil and adjust) is the most important service for keeping your flute in top playing condition. It is recommended that you get your flute serviced once a year. Getting your flute serviced will make it possible for it to function optimally. Over the course of a typical year, just as brake pads and tires on a car gradually wear, so do pads on a flute gradually wear and should be checked, and the regulation of keys may need a "tune up". The headjoint cork may dry out causing the headjoint cork to not seal tightly, in turn causing a leak. The amount of play time will also break down the oil used to lubricate the key mechanism.
Having your flute serviced annually will ensure that it will play well and lessen the chance of major repairs needed on your flute in the future.
Minimum bench charge for making flute play and simple adjustments is $50, or if requiring longer, $85 per hour for repairs other than the fixed rate basic clean, oil, and adjust.
Prices for a Basic clean, oil and adjust range from $125 for a student flute up to $275 for a professional flute. A basic clean, oil and adjust includes coverage, regulation and lost motion adjustments, setting of key venting heights and balancing spring tension, check of mechanism for freedom of action and for excess side play and slop. Pads, corks, felts and springs replaced as needed [extra charge]. All flutes are disassembled for cleaning.
Price for a full re-pad with felt pads ranges from $275 to $850.
Overhaul – call for pricing.
Please call in advance to schedule repairs at (908) 500-6690.