Fully restored Besson Cornet
Fully restored Besson Cornet

Professional repairs

The workshop is over equipped for working on Trumpets, Cornets, Flugelhorn and other so called “small brass instruments”. I can do all possible repairs needed to get your instrument in excellent condition again. Simple repairs like loosening a stuck mouthpiece or stuck slides, dent work, adding triggers, etc. but also renewing a finish like silver plating of lacquer, produce and replace (vintage) parts, etc. You can see some photos of my  work on the photopage

I also really like working on vintage quality instruments. Restoring those can be challenging but it is very rewarding. Thanks to my background with historical instruments and handcrafting historic parts I am well equipped to work on your vintage instruments.

Here you can look for an indication of my prices.

An example of a restoration project is this Selmer Piccolo. It received a lot of love here. It went through a full restoration. All dents taken out, a new slide made. Completely tidied up and then it received a new layer of silverplate. In the near future the owner would also like to upgrade to a set of leadpipes we make especially for this model piccolo trumpet to improve general playability and intonation. These can be produced at any moment. More info about those can be found here.

What I find important

I try to avoid working on mass produced instruments from “the east”. I prefer to work on instruments that have been produced under ethical work standards. I run a project that is called “Quality for Kids”. This is a project in which I (fully) restore quality instruments to offer students an alternative for instruments made in China of India. The Q4K instruments are usually beautiful instruments for students and (semi) professionals and a much better option than a cheaply made “Chinese” products. More info about this Q4K project and occasions are available on the respective pages.