JL Woodwind Repair is proud to offer the highest quality New York City woodwind repairs. We are professional saxophone players, and we specialize in all saxophone related services. We take great pride in both our work, and our attention to detail. We believe that in order to fully understand the intricacies of repair, or mouthpiece making, you must first be a skilled saxophonist.
Playing condition repairs can be booked by appointment and done "while you wait" or dropped off, and are billed hourly at $75 per hour plus a small additional cost per pad. For example if the repair is done while you wait and takes only 30min, total charge would be $37.50 plus any pad or cork cost.
Alto and Tenor Saxophone Complete Re-pads start at $950 (plus cost of pads and materials) Overhauls Start at $1250. Baritone $1350. Additional costs will be incurred only if there is additional body tube bends, dents, cracks etc. Evaluations and estimates are always 100% free!
Flute and clarinet overhaul prices will be assessed in person, and explained in detail.
Please reach out to us and let us know if we can be of service to you in any way.
Our saxophone repairs and overhauls are done to the highest precision, and use nothing but the finest materials available. We offer many different options of resonators, and pads. We are not satisfied until your horn is practically playing itself!
Our overhauls include:
-Straightening of the saxophone body
-Re-soldering of any loose or missing braces or posts
-Removal of all pads, corks, felts, and old adhesive
-Ultra Sonic cleaning of all parts, keys, body, and neck
-Expert dent removal throughout body and neck
-Refitting of the neck to make airtight seal with the body tenon
- Fitting of the rods to the internal dimensions of the Posts.
-Complete key-fitting of the horn making sure that none of the keys have any key binding, side to side, or rotational key play.
-Dry fitting of the pads to each cup to insure a snug fit and no undersized pads
-Installation of customers choice of resonator
-Installation and pad work of all new pads
-Installation of all new corks and felts and teflon for low friction
-Precision regulations done with high quality materials ensuring that your horn stays in adjustment
-Setup and adjustment for optimal playability and feel for each horn.
-Extensive play testing by a professional saxophone player.
-Recorking of the neck and fitting to the customers choice of mouthpiece.
Would you like to take your playing to the next level? Saxophone lessons are $75/hr.
We are committed to supporting saxophone players worldwide with state of the art mouthpiece work customized to their style and preferences.
Full Refaces Include:
-Checking and Flattening the Table
-Adjustment of Side Rails
-Fitting of the Tip Rails to the Reed
-Adjustment and Reshape of the Baffle
-Shaping of the tip rail
-Adjustment of the facing, exact symmetry and optimized layout is achieved using up to 23 gauge points. (Traditional measuring kits use 7-10)
-Buffing and Finishing.
$182.50 for Hardrubber and Brass
$214.25 for Bronze and Stainless Steel
$75 for Bite Plate Replacements
$50 Per Hour for Minor Adjustments
$35 for Measuring and Assessment. This Fee can be applied towards the cost of any work done on the mouthpiece if client chooses to proceed.
Please add NY Sales tax and shipping and insurance cost to all prices if applicable.