|Repairs charged @ R575.00 per hour, with a minimum charge of R300.00.
Emergency repairs done while you wait. Re-soldering any loose stays, braces and tubes and removal of dents etc. charged @ R720.00 per hour.
NB. The prices below are a rough guide. An accurate estimate will be given once the instrument is assessed and work will commence once approved.
This entails the removal of all working parts, valves and tuning slides. Clean, wash and remove all corrosion inside all tubes, valves, valve casing and slides. Attend to any minor repairs. Replace water key corks. Assemble and lubricate.
R800 – R1,200
Undertaking of all necessary major repairs i.e. Re-straightening of bent valves, tubes etc. Re-solder any loose stays, braces and tubes. Loosen stuck tuning slides. Remove dents. Detect any leaks. Complete valve work and hand lapping for a smooth valve action. Replace felts, corks and springs. Restore instrument to a good playing condition.
R1,500 – R2,800
Complete Overhaul, Silver plating & Re-lacquer:
Complete stripping of instrument. Remove of all dents and undertake all major repairs. Replace all missing parts. Re-surfacing of metal to high polish finish. Silver plating or lacquering. Rebuilding of valves – copper plating, nickel plating etc.
Quotations for these specialized jobs will be given on examination of your instrument.
NB. Replacement of missing parts is not included and would need to be quoted on.