Maintenance includes disassembly, inspection, and cleaning of the instrument. Additionally, corks, pads, and tenon wrappings will be replaced as necessary, play in the key-work and linkages will be adjusted, and the mechanism will be lubricated.
Initial service, including parts, $360-440 ($80/hour)
Annual re-service, including parts, available only for instruments serviced by Keith Bowen Bassoon Workshop in the prior year, $240 ($80/hour)
Contrabassoon service, including parts, $500
Contrabassoon annual re-service, $80/hour
Visitors should plan to allow eight hours for initial service and five hours for annual re-service.