Services for Flute Repair
|SERVICE PLANS||DESCRIPTION||Open Hole cost|
|Play Condition 1||Playing Condition Repairs & Adjustments||$80.00|
|Play Condition 2||Playing Condition Repairs & Adjustments Up to 4 Pads Replaced||$110.00|
|Play Condition 3||Playing Condition Repairs & Adjustments Up to 8 Pads Replaced||$140.00|
- 1 How often should you overhaul a flute?
- 2 What is an overhaul on a flute?
- 3 How long does flute last?
- 4 When should a flute be serviced?
- 5 How long do flute corks last?
- 6 Do flutes lose value?
- 7 Do flutes hold their value?
- 8 How much is a new flute?
- 9 Should you lubricate a flute?
- 10 Should flute joints be greased?
How often should you overhaul a flute?
Consider it similar to changing the oil and filter on your automobile, but on a more sensitive level.. Your instrument may require this level of care once a year, according to manufacturer standards, depending on the condition it was originally in, how much it is played, how well it is maintained while played, and other environmental factors.
What is an overhaul on a flute?
The primary purpose of an overhaul is to improve the performance of a flute while also making it more dependable and appear “younger.” Pads get dry and brittle with time, adjustments become more difficult to make as time passes, the mechanism gradually degrades, and the silver becomes tarnished and unclean.
How long does flute last?
So, how long does a flute have a shelf life? With careful maintenance, the majority of flutes will live up to thirteen years. Of course, components may need to be updated from time to time, but for the most part, they will survive for decades. Most flutes do not even require substantial overhauls such as metal repairs for at least ten years after they are purchased.
When should a flute be serviced?
A professional COA or ‘Service’ is the single most critical consideration for preserving your flute in peak playing condition, and all flutes should be subjected to this every 12 to 18 months, depending on their age. The instrument must be completely disassembled as part of the operation. The body, headjoint, and footjoint are all cleaned and polished to a high standard.
How long do flute corks last?
In order to retain your flute in peak playing condition, a professional COA or ‘Service’ is the single most critical consideration. All flutes should be subjected to this every 12 to 18 months. During the operation, the instrument is completely disassembled. It is necessary to carefully clean and polish the whole body, headjoint, and footjoint.
Do flutes lose value?
Even if you have unlimited financial resources, purchasing a used flute offers a number of advantages over purchasing a new one. Of course, it will almost certainly be less expensive. However, at the professional level, the value of a large number of flutes does not diminish. In fact, some may be able to grow in value.
Do flutes hold their value?
You will also receive excellent value for your money, and because of their reputation, they will retain their worth pretty well, making them a smart investment for resale if you decide to update your flute.
How much is a new flute?
In general, the price of a beginner flute ranges from $500 to $1000. Intermediate, or step-up, flutes typically range in price from $1,400 to $2,500, with entry-level professional flutes (which are still mostly used by advanced students) costing approximately $2500 and higher.
Should you lubricate a flute?
In general, the price of a beginner flute is between $500 and $1000. Flutes for intermediate or step-up students are typically priced between $1,400 and $2,500, while entry-level professional flutes (which are still mostly used by advanced students) are priced between $2500 and $4,000.
Should flute joints be greased?
Because the flute’s joints are constructed of fitting metal, it is never a good idea to use cork oil or any other type of grease on them. The clearances between the flute’s joints are modified to be as small as a few microns.