How much do you pay do get instruments serviced?

(7 Posts)
TheFirstOfHerName Mon 21-Jul-14 20:48:24

Two of our children have instruments that benefit from annual servicing/cleaning/general check-up. One flute, one clarinet.

I was wondering how much most people are paying to get their instruments serviced.

Not sure if this is the sort of thing that has regional variation in cost. We are in South East England (outskirts of London) if that makes any difference.

TheFirstOfHerName Mon 21-Jul-14 21:01:48

I realise most children can probably look after their instruments well enough that they don't need an annual service, but these two children are a bit clumsy, and it's usual after a year of daily playing to end up with slightly bent keys etc.

linadee26 Mon 21-Jul-14 21:47:46

Regular servicing is important to keep your instruments in good working order - no matter how well your kids are looking after them day to day. Should be done every 18 months/2 years or so.
I think the last service I had on my flute was around £100 but mine is an intermediate model rather than beginner.

TheFirstOfHerName Mon 21-Jul-14 21:53:50

Thank you. He has had a look at both instruments and give us a quote for £72 and £90. He comes recommended by several people and did a good job last time. Also very close so convenient. I just wanted to make sure that we're not paying way over the odds.

linadee26 Mon 21-Jul-14 22:24:52

That sounds reasonable and if you've had recommendations that's ideal. I usually have to post mine away and I always feel so nervous doing it! If you can avoid that it takes away the stress. Good luck

TheFirstOfHerName Mon 21-Jul-14 22:34:15

Thank you

Middleagedmotheroftwo Mon 21-Jul-14 23:12:34

£40-£60 for a saxophone in North Wilts.

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