Despite the durability of metal, a well-used brass instrument is still likely to require restoration work if it has not been fully maintained, or in the event of damage occurring.
Minor repairs may be carried out during an initial service of the instrument. While servicing a brass instrument, our team will thoroughly clean both the exterior and interior body to remove built-up dirt, before checking all individual parts for signs of deterioration. Valves and slides may require descaling, and some small parts may need to be replaced, as well as small dents and dimples removed.
Where brass instruments are in a critical condition, our specialists can also carry out more extensive work to restore their appearance and sound.
When restoring brass, as with all the metalwork we encounter, we work hard to conserve the lustre of the finish. From high gloss, or gold or silver plating, to a wide range of lacquers, we can advise owners of the most suitable choice for their instrument, whether we are duplicating an original finish or custom-finishing the item to customer preference.