To give you an accurate estimation of the repair or service needed, our technicians need to inspect your saxophone. This is free, but requires that we have the instrument at hand. You are always welcome to visit our shop, send us an e-mail (with pictures and a description of the problem) or send us the instrument. Contact us if you need help with the shipping.

 

WORKSHOP HOURLY PRICE:
DKK 560,00 ≈ EUR 75,00
Excl. VAT (kr. 700,00 incl. VAT)

Repairs are invoiced per initiated quarter of the hour. We are happy to give you an estimate of the cost, but cannot always foresee the full extent of the repair before we start working on the instrument. 

We adjust the repair according to your wishes and your saxophone's needs. In the repair packages below, you can se how much time we approximately spend on different types of repair:

 


 

Playing condition

EXPENDITURE: 1-3 HOURS

When an saxophone gets worn, the problems arising usually have to do with pads not sealing or keys that are bent. This will result in an instrument that is difficult to play, especially in the lower register. Often these problems can be solved with a minor adjustment of keys and/or pads. 

  • Change of cork and felt where needed
  • Control and adjustment of pads and keys
  • Polishing of the mechanics
 

COA - Cleaning, oiling and adjustment

EXPENDITURE: 6-7 HOURS


With this repair you keep your saxophone in top notch shape. We recommend giving your instrument this type of repair once a year to postpone a main repair as long as possible..

  • Instrument is disassembled
  • Body and mechanics are cleaned and oiled
  • Cork and felt are changed where needed
  • Control of pads - replacement of up to 3 pcs. 
  • Mechanics are adjusted
  • Neck cork is replaced
  • Test played
 

Repad 

EXPENDITURE: 8-10 HOURS

The condensation that gathers in your saxophone when you play, causes a lot of wear on the pads. We usually say that a set of pads lasts between 6 and 12 years depending on the type of pad, how the saxophone is played and how often. In a repad we do the following:

  • Instrument is disassembled
  • Body and mechanics are cleaned and oiled
  • Pads, cork and felt are replaced
  • Up to 3 springs are replaced
  • Neck cork is replaced
  • Adjustment of mechanics

The price may vary depending on which pads you want (as standard we use French high quality leather pads, and this is what we recommend you to choose), whether you want the mechanics polished or have extra springs replaced.  

 

Overhaul

EXPENDITURE: 12-15 HOURS

If you have a really good quality saxophone, an overhaul is necessary from time to time. When doing an overhaul, we completely disassemble the instrument, clean it and brings it as close as possible to an "as new"-condition. In an overhaul a repad is included plus the following:

  • Fine adjustment of mechanics 
  • Control of tone holes 
  • Polishing of the mechanics

 


 

Cork sheets (10x15cm) in 1mm, 1,5mm or 2mm. For repair of recorders, clarinets and saxophones etc.

Price from
67,00

Haynes' repair manual for anyone who wants to know more about saxophone repair and maintenance 

300,00

Peter Jessen thumb rest suited for almost all saxophones

1.500,00

Warranty service 

12 months after sales free warranty service 

When you buy your instrument at i.K.Gottfried, you get a free after sales service*. We recommend you to let us adjust your instrument about 6 months after purchase. 

*Applicable for key and mechanic adjustments, repair of cracks and solderings and adjustment of tenons and cork. The service does not cover damages beyond regular wear and tear.  

 

Guarantee workshop for:  

Several manufacturers have chosen i.K.Gottfried as their Danish guarantee workshop, which gives us the opportunity to assess damages and make repairs covered by the instrument warranty. As a guarantee workshop we can easily help you, if you have discovered a flaw in your instrument. 

Get an estimation

Getting an estimation of the repair is free, but it is impossible for us to estimate a job without inspecting the instrument physically. That is why repairs estimated over the phone or e-mail is not binding until we confirm it upon receiving the instrument. You can reach us in the following ways: 

 

Call us on 
3311 1047

Weekdays: 10 til 17 / Saturday: 10 til 13

 
 

Visit our store  
Kronprinsessegade 44C

1306 København K.
Weekdays: 10 til 17 / Saturday: 10 til 13

 
  Send us an e-mail at
ik@gottfried.dk


We try to reply as quickly as possible, but at times it can take us 1-2 workdays to get back to you.