Restoration includes the buffing and replating of all metal surfaces, the wood restored and finished, and repadding. The cost of a bassoon restoration is estimated at $4,000; typical problems and requests often make the cost around $6,500. The cost of a contrabassoon restoration is estimated at $5,500.
Specific quotes for particular instruments may be obtained via email. Typical restorations take eight weeks or longer.
Itemized restoration charges, estimated
Disassembly, storyboard creation, $400
Remove existing finish, $110
Metal preparation, resurfacing and buffing, $480
Enhance tiger striping, $95
Wood finish application, $900
Silver plating, $11.50/piece or estimated $600
Assembly of posts and springs, $560
Padding and corking, $800