Woodwind Instrument repair turnaround time is 1-2 weeks on woodwinds such as flute, clarinet, sax, oboe, bassoon etc. These are sent out.

Brass instrument  repair turnaround time is 1-2 days and are done in house.  If the instrument should need more work and need to be sent out please allow 1-2 weeks for repairs.

String Orchestral repair turnaround time is 1-2 days and are done in house. If the instrument should need more work and need to be sent out please allow 1-2 weeks for repairs.

Guitar, bass and string instrument repair turnaround time is 1-2 days for restrings and minor repairs done in house

Guitar, bass  and string instrument repair turnaround times are 1-2 weeks for setups, pickup installations, major glue jobs etc.


Flute and clarinet- Playing condition $85
Alto sax-playing condition $85
Tenor sax- playing condition $85

The basic idea is-if less than half of the pads need to be replaced, the instrument can usually be put into good play condition. If more than half of the pads need to be replaced, it's more cost-efficient and the instrument will play better if it is repadded or mechanically overhauled.


Flute Repairs
          Play Condition – This service includes checking all pads for condition and proper sealing, leveling pads as needed for proper seating on the tone hole, checking and replacing missing key corks and felts, checking headjoint cork tightness and adjustment, checking footjoint and headjoint tenon fit, checking spring tension, removing minor dents, checking body tube for straightness, cleaning body and keys, oiling mechanism, and making all adjustments. Pad replacement is extra.
Student Flute – 1.0 Hour           Open Hole Flute – 1.5 Hours  (at $85 per hour)
            Repad – This service includes all of the services of the Play Condition in addition to removing all keys, cleaning/polishing body and keys with silver polishing cloths or minor buffing, replacing all pads and shims, and checking keywork for proper fitting.
Student Flute – 4 to 5 Hours Est. $210-$262.50    Open Hole Flute – 6 to 7 Hours      Pro Flute – by estimate  (at $52.50 per hour)


Clarinet Repairs
            Play Condition – This service includes checking all pads for condition and proper sealing, reseating pads as needed for proper seating on the tone hole, checking and replacing missing key corks and felts, checking spring tension, oiling the bore (wood clarinets only), cleaning mouthpiece, body and keys, oiling mechanism, and making all adjustments. Includes the replacement of one or two pads. Tenon cork replacement is extra (0.2 hr. per tenon).
Student Clarinet – 1.0 Hour     Wood Clarinet – 1.5 Hours (at $85 per hour)
            Repad – This service includes all of the services of the Play Condition in addition to removing all keys, cleaning body and keys with oil cloths or minor buffing, checking tone holes, replacing all pads, and checking keywork for proper fitting. Specialty pads are extra.
Student Clarinet – 4 Hours Est $210       Wood Clarinet – 6 to 7 Hours (at $52.50 per hour)


Saxophone Repairs
         Play Condition – This service includes checking all pads for condition and proper sealing, leveling pads as needed for proper seating on the tone hole, checking and replacing missing key corks and felts, checking spring tension, removing minor reachable dents, checking body tube for straightness, checking neck tenon fit, cleaning mouthpiece, body and keys, oiling mechanism, and making all adjustments. Pad replacement is extra.
Alto or Tenor –1-1.5 Hours         Baritone or Soprano – 2.0 Hours (at $85 per hour)
         Repad – This service includes all of the services of the Play Condition in addition to removing all keys, cleaning/polishing body and keys, checking and resurfacing tone holes as needed, straightening key cups, replacing all pads, replacing neck cork (if needed), and checking keywork for proper fitting. Specialty pads and/or resonators are extra.

Student Soprano, Alto, or Tenor – 8 Hours Est $400     Student Baritone – 10 Hours     Professional Saxophones by estimate. (at $52.50 per hour)


Additional Services – Charged by the hour or fraction thereof at $85 per hour.
Individual pad replacement,Spring replacement, Dent removal, Soldering, Tenon cork replacement, Headjoint cork replacement, Neck cork  replacement, Key and pivot screw replacement, Post resetting, Crack repair, Tenon ring tightening.


Oboe Repair – by estimate, Bass Clarinet Repair - by estimate, Piccolo Repair – by estimate


Brass Instrument Repairs done in house in 1-2 business days (at $85.00 per hour)

Brass-Trumpet, cornet, trombone -Playing condition $85.
Larger instruments such as Baritone and Tuba playing condition is $85

Turnaround time is 1-2 business days on brass instrument repairs such as trumpet, trombone, cornet, baritone, tuba etc.


Brass Instrument Playing Condition- Have your instrument cleaned and serviced 1-2 times a year in order to keep it in good playing condition.  Brass playing condition includes pulling all slides and valves, complete snake cleaned inside and out, each valve hand scrubbed. reassembled, lubed, oiled and play tested.  Minor dents pushed out, water keys checked and corks replaced if needed.. Simple, inexpensive, and regular maintenance prevent costly repairs later on. Minor valve and slide repairs are included.  Additional fees apply if more than 1 hour labor required to repair major slide or valve

problem.


String Orchestral Instrument repairs done in store 1-2 business  days  (at $85.00 per hour)

such as violin, viola, cello, bass etc.

String Orchestra Instruments Playing Condition- Minor cracks and damaged areas repaired, instrument cleaned and polished, The Bridge will be placed in the proper position, Pegs lubed if needed so pegs will be easy to tune and don't slip or stick. If needed drill new string holes in tuning pegs. Sound post set if needed, Strings cleaned or replaced if needed (playing condition does not cover materials such as strings or bridges etc) Check the  bow for elasticity and that the frog adjustment is in good working order, set fine tuners to optimum positions, check tail gut, check and clean case etc..

Guitar and Bass Repair

Victor Litz Music offers guitar repairs on acoustic, electric, bass guitars, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and more.  We can do anything from a minor restring to a major reconstruction.


Turnaround times on guitar repairs are 1-2 days on repairs we do in store such as restrings, and minor repairs.

Bigger guitar repair jobs are 1-2 weeks such as setups, pickup installations, neck or body repairs etc.

Other Repairs

After more then 55 years in business we have seen just about everything. 
We have done minor repairs on just about any instruments from, dulicmirs, ukuleles, autoharps, tabla, conga, marimba, xylophone, cymbals, electric drums, banjos, door chimes, mandolins, melodica, oud, electric drums, djembes, marimbas and more.  If you have something unique that needs repair bring it in and we will see what we can do.
 
At this time we do not do electronic repairs on amplifiers, keyboards or pro sound gear.

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Victor Litz Music Repairs Band and Orchestral Instruments, Guitars, Basses and Much More!

We offer quality instrument repairs on almost all musical instruments and equipment. Minor repairs done FREE while you wait. We offer instrument repairs from playing condition through complete overhauls of all Student to Professional Woodwinds, Brass winds, Strings (violin,viola,cello & bass) Guitars, basses and Percussion instruments!

Repairs are based on an $85 per hour rate, $25 minimum.

Repads and overhauls are based at a discount rate of  $52.50 per hour
with  a minimum of 4 hours and up.

We will call with an estimate if over 2 hours worth of work is needed to complete repair.

  • Setups
  • Restrings
  • Upgrades
  • Pickup installation
  • Bridge repairs
  • Re-glue headstock
  • Re-frets
  • Crack repairs
  • Replace tuning gear
  • Strap buttons & strap locks
  • …and more


Minor repairs done free while you wait.

Rates start at $25 minimum and we will call with estimate if repair is over 2 hours of work on most repairs.  Please allow 1-2 days on repairs done in house.  Please allow 1-2 weeks on repairs sent out to repairman

We are open 7 days a week.