Repairs and Price

The majority of Pauls work comes by personal recommendation. He takes real pride in his work, but as an efficient craftsman in a very well equipped workshop his charges fair and reasonable.

 

Repair Work Undertaken:

Paul Donnelly

Essentially most things from minor repairs and adjustments to full restoration projects. The variety of brass musical instrument repairs and woodwind musical instrument repairs carried out is too large to possibly itemise it all. There are not many woodwind and brass instruments that are totally beyond repair but of course whether or not their repair is worth it from an economic viewpoint is a different question though often it usually is.

 

Woodwind:

Paul Donnelly

Checkovers, servicing, repadding, recorking, respringing, crack pinning, broken tenon repairs, saxophone bodywork (dents and resoldering), keywork repairs and modifications etc.

 

Brass:

Paul Donnelly

Servicing, dent removal, resoldering, silver soldering, making and fitting patches/guards/tubing, valve work (piston and rotary), trombone slide dents and re-alignment, special modifications such as trigger fitting, slide extensions and Amado water keys to brass instruments.

 

Prices:

Paul Donnelly

The best thing is to get in contact and a rough guide price can often be given by email of over the phone. An actual examination of the instrument will usually be required for an accurate estimate, but once given this is rarely exceeded and then only after prior consultation with the customer. Prices are calculated on the basis of a workshop rate of per hour plus cost of parts. With woodwind instruments the price also depends upon the type of any new pads fitted. A current price list is currently under construction and will be posted here on completion.