The Cayuga Music Shop

  203 Dey Street     Ithaca, NY 14850     Phone: 607-256-2207     Fax: 607-256-2209

General Repair Pricing

Cayuga Music Shop is pleased to offer free estimates on services in addition to those listed on our repair price lists. They include, but are not limited to, plating in precious materials, and complete lacquering of instrument bodies.

Shop rate $60.00/hour
Minimum shop charge $15.00
Case repair By estimate
Insurance estimates/appraisals $25.00
Verbal, non-written estimates/appraisals Free

Brass Repair Pricing

Prices are approximate and do NOT include parts. If we determine that an instrument requires more work than a general service, owner will be contacted with an estimate.

  General Service Overhaul - Lacquer Overhaul - Silver Plate*
Instrument   Student Professional  
Trumpet/Cornet $35-60 $480 $660 +$245
Single Horn (3 Valves) $60-80 $1,065    
Double Horn (4 Valves) $80-110 $1,540 $2,040  
Trombone (No Valves) $40-70 $480 $660 +$360
    Slide only $60 $250 $350  
    Bell Section   $250 $350  
Trombone w/F Attachment $60-80 $950 $1,060  
    Slide only $60 $295 $380  
    Bell Section   $715 $735  
Bass Trombone (Double Valve) $80-100 $960 $1,110 +$405
    Slide only $60 $310 $400  
    Bell Section   $700 $780  
Baritone Horn (3 Valves) $40-60 $1,130 $1,570 +$470
Euphonium (4 Valves) $60-80 $1,680 $1,870 +$520
Tuba w/Piston Valves $80-100 Tubas overhauled by estimate only.
Tuba w/Rotary Valves $80-120 Tubas overhauled by estimate only.

*Silver pricing may fluctuate.

Special Repairs

Pull stuck mouthpiece Free
Valve Overhaul - Piston $88 per valve
Valve Overhaul - Rotor on request
Soldering Work $18 minimum
Free Stuck Slide $10 per slide, if no soldering required
  $30 minimum if soldering is required
Basic Trombone Slide Service $60 (plus parts)
Our Basic Service includes ultrasonic cleaning, removal of accessible dents in the slide tubes, straightening of outer slide tubes, aligning of inner slide tubes to outer slide, replacement of water key pad.
Extensive Slide Service Starts at $90 (plus parts)
Extensive Service includes the Basic service plus disassembly*, honing of the outer slide*, burnishing of outer slide* and removal of dents from U crook. (* indicates "as needed").

Brass Repair Descriptions

General Service

  • Disassemble instrument, freeing stuck slides, caps, etc.
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Rough out accessible dents (those reachable without unsoldering)
  • Rotors scratch brushed as needed
  • Correct piston/rotor alignment
  • Restring and adjust levers
  • Replace waterkey pads
  • Parts not included
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More extensive dent work, valve work, or parts will add to cost and will be performed by estimate only.

Complete Restoration

We will return your instrument as close to like-new condition as possible.
  • with re-lacquer
  • with silver plate
  • gold plate is available; pricing determined by current market value of gold
  • Parts not included
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