John Butler, Instrument Restoration
12726 Newberry Street
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
Phone: (713) 907-2659
Fax: (281) 240-5124
Email: info@jbwinds.com

WELCOME TO INSTRUMENT RESTORATION

Thank you for visiting my site. From here you can access information about used instruments for sale and pricing for our woodwind repair services. Thanks for dropping by.

I accept PayPal for all credit card purchases.

Since I operate as a sole proprietor and owner, I am the first and last resort! I assure you that your satisfaction is very important to me and I am always willing to hear from customers.

Shipping Address:
Instrument Restoration
12726 Newberry Street
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone
: (713) 907-2659 (Please leave a detailed message.)
Fax:
(281) 240-5124
Email:
info@jbwinds.com

 

**NOTE: ALL "DROP IN" REPAIRS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.**

ABOUT INSTRUMENT RESTORATION

I graduated from Texas Christian University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Music Education. After graduation I began my repair career under the supervision of my mentor, Bob Stailey. I began my apprecnticeship in 1975 with Bob at C&S Music in Fort Worth, TX. At the time the store was located on Belknap Street. I have since repaired instruments for the following companies: Meridith Wilson Music (LaPorte) , Brook Mays Music (Houston), Barth's Band Shoppe (Stafford), and Band Instrument Exchange(Houston). I earned my Master of Education degree from the University of Houston in 1985. I now work in my "one man" shop, Instrument Restoration, in Sugar Land, TX.

Instrument Restoration began in March of 2000. After working for other music stores I decided to "go off on my own". It has been a rewarding experience. It is my goal to move forward learning new techiques and constantly learning the craft of woodwind repair. The company is located in Sugar Land, Texas. Sugar Land is located in Fort Bend county, southwest of the Houston metropolitan area. Please send inquires for woodwind repair to: Instrument Restoration, 12726 Newberry Street, Sugar Land, TX 77478.

I wish to thank all that have contributed to my expertise in the repair field. In addition to Bob Stailey I would like to thank Bob Hester, Bill Barth, Ray Lennox, and Bobbi Prewitt. I also want to thank my wife, Robyn, and my two sons for their patience and understanding, letting me do what inspires me as a craft and art form.

 

 

SERVICES

Complete restoration prices are determined after detailed examination of the instrument only. There is a $15 minimum bench charge. "Price per Pad" is in addition to normal adjustment or bench charge.

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Eng. Horn
  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
Instrument
Normal Adjustment
Per Pad
Repad
Repad+Swedge
Overhaul*
Piccolo
$65
$10
$225
N/A
$275
Flute (Closed)
$55
$10
$225
N/A
$275
Flute (Open)
$65
$10
$265
N/A
$295
Flute (Prof)
$85
$12
N/A
N/A
$875
Alto Flute
$115
$15
N/A
$450
$780-925
Bass Flute
$125
$15
N/A
$540
$780-925
Instrument
Normal Adjustment
Per Pad
Repad
Repad+Swedge
Overhaul*
Oboe (stud-cork)
$65
$15
N/A
$395
$500
Oboe (Cons)
$85
$15
N/A
$425
$575
Oboe (Cons-cork)
$85
$15
N/A
$495
$650
Instrument
Normal Adjustment
Per Pad
Repad
Repad+Swedge
Overhaul*
English Horn
$85
$15
N/A
$595
$695
Instrument
Normal Adjustment
Per Pad
Repad
Repad+Swedge
Overhaul*
Bassoon
$100
$15
N/A
$550
$725
Instrument
Normal Adjustment
Per Pad
Repad
Repad+Swedge
Overhaul*
Clarinet
$55
$10
$195
$225
$265
Clarinet (Upper Cork Pad)
N/A
$12
N/A
N/A
$295
Alto Clarinet
$55
$8
$325
N/A
$435
Bass Clarinet
$55
$10
$395
N/A
$575
Contra Clarinet
$75
$15
N/A
$475
$675
LeBlanc Contra
$125
$15
N/A
$650
$775
Instrument
Normal Adjustment
Per Pad
Repad
Repad+Swedge
Overhaul*
Soprano Sax
$75
$12
$425
$495
$750
Alto Sax
$85
$12
N/A
$550
$900
Tenor Sax
$95
$12
N/A
$650
$955
Bari Sax
$105
$18
N/A
$895
$1,495
An additional charge on saxophones for special pads, ie., Selmer, Buescher snap-on, Roo-Pads etc.
*Dent removal and lacquer extra on saxophone overhauls. 
*Plating extra on all instrument overhauls. 
Texas residents add 8.25% sales tax.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover via PayPal. There is a 90-Day warranty on all repairs. Price of shipping, labor, and parts is non-refundable. However, I will work towards positive customer satisfaction at all times.

INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE

Instruments are as described. Mouthpieces and accessories are extra except when included as per description. Each instrument has a 5 day evaluation period unless described otherwise. Instruments must be returned in the same condition when sold or sale will be considered completed. Instruments usually ship next day by UPS ground unless other arrangements are made. Shipping is non-refundable.

INSTRUMENT LISTING >>

 

 

INSTRUMENT LISTING

Alto Saxophone Selmer MVI 1967

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This has been my personal instrument since 1972. It was overhauled, including new lacquer, at the Selmer Service Center in Elkhart, Indiana in October of 1973. The instrument is in wonderful condition with a fresh mechanical overhaul with the installation of Pisoni Pro Pads. There were dents removed from the instrument back in the early 1990's after it got knocked off it's stand by a stage hand. The work was done excellently and one can not tell unless pointed out. There is a lot of information, misinformation, and voodoo information about vintage saxes that do not have original lacquer. Not all Mark VI saxophones have great intonation like this one does, in fact, some are very marginal. I invite you to read the following: http://www.musictrader.com/?p=53

The sax is for sale as long as the ad is listed.

I have been an instrument repair technician since 1975 and can tell you that this instrument has been well cared for. It comes with a Selmer hard case. Inspect the pictures and if there is any further detail you would like to know then please don't hesitate to ask. $4000 CASH. I'm not in the banking business so no loans or payments. If you see the listing, the sax is still available.

$4000 plus S&H

 

 

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