Oboe Repairs

Maintenance

 

Woodwind - Oboe repairs

MATERIALS:. Oboes are padded with fine quality cork pads.

Blue tempered needle springs and fine quality imported felt and corks.

At Musicraft, when we replace pads, we always meticulously prepare the surface of the tone hole by leveling, filling and polishing, eliminating any open grain to produce a perfect surface and ensuring an airtight seal. We use only the finest quality cork.

Putting your oboe back together is the most labor-intensive part of the setup process. Each key is meticulously reassembled. The pads are leveled and diligently checked for any potential leaks, one pad at a time. The key venting is optimized for even sonics and accurate intonation. The pad height is set to your personal specifications. And the spring tension is adjusted for an even feel and quick action.

Finally your oboe is play-tested and spot-checked for accurate intonation. Enjoy the confidence of knowing your oboe is being set up by a shop whose staff actually plays the instruments they work on!

Repairs charged @ R500.00 per hour including Vat, with a minimum charge of R250.00

Emergency repairs done while you wait. Re-straightening and re-alignment to keys, re-seating pads and replacing corks, springs etc. charged @ R650.00 per hour

The prices below are a rough guide. An accurate estimate will be given once the instrument is assessed and work will commence once approved.

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