Repairs and Maintenance
A Burkart trained craftsman understands your instrument, and is able to protect this investment with routine maintenance over its long life.
To keep your flute or piccolo at peak performance level, it is recommended that a routine Clean, Oil, and Adjust (COA) be performed by an Authorized Burkart Repair Center every 12 to 18 months. A flute or piccolo overhaul can return your instrument to factory standards, and should be considered once an instrument has seen extensive usage over several years.
For owners of Burkart instruments outside of the USA:
Please contact the authorized Burkart representative where you purchased your instrument. If this is not an option for you, Burkart has authorized several agents throughout the world to repair your Burkart instrument. Please view a list of our authorized dealers for a contact near you.
For owners of Burkart instruments within the USA:
The Burkart Repair Center
The Burkart Repair Center performs almost all warranty and service work on Burkart flutes & piccolos.
Since 2007, Tim Bower, former head of the finishing and repair departments of Burkart Flutes & Piccolos, has owned and operated our primary repair facility "The Burkart Repair Center" in central Ohio. Just as you trust our workshop in Massachusetts, you can send your instruments to him with complete confidence.
Burkart Repair Center
266 South Belmont Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45505
Tim is in constant communication with the Burkart workshop, and will continue to work very closely with Lillian Burkart and Jim Phelan. Tim has immediate access to all of our resources and facilities. Please call or .
Tim to schedule an appointment for your instrument.
You may also call the Burkart workshop at 978-425-4500 to discuss your maintenance needs.
Please understand that we do refer most maintenance and warranty requests to Tim Bower in an effort to provide you with the most timely and personal service available.
|Burkart Factory & Repair Center Services||Effective June 1, 2011|
|Warranty Work for Flutes||view service||No charge||Plus shipping|
|Warranty Work for Piccolos||view service||No charge||Plus shipping|
|Flute Overhaul: Silver Mechanism||view service||1200||Plus shipping|
|Flute Overhaul: Gold Mechanism||view service||1500||Plus shipping|
|Flute COA (Clean, Oil, Adjust)||view service||300||Plus shipping|
|Piccolo Overhaul||view service||800||Plus shipping|
|Piccolo COA (Clean, Oil, Adjust)||view service||250||Plus shipping|
|Hourly Rate||90||Plus shipping|
|Minimum Bench Fee||45||Plus shipping|
|Headjoint Sleeve, for fitting a .012” headjoint to a .016” flute||400||Plus shipping|
- Shipping is not included in any warranty or maintenance services.
- For all services, shipping charges to and from the Burkart workshop or the Burkart Repair Center must be paid for by the owner.
- For all services, insurance charges from Burkart workshop or the Burkart Repair Center must be paid for by the owner.
- You must file a waiver with us to avoid these insurance charges.
We are pleased to provide headjoint fitting by our expert technicians. You are welcome to send your headjoint to the Burkart workshop or the Burkart Authorized Repair center. We do our best to provide very rapid turnaround on all headjoint fits. Kindly schedule your flute's arrival with us to avoid delays.
Fitting your new Burkart headjoint to your flute (a Burkart flute or your own older model instrument) is normally an included service. However, if your headjoint is of a different material than your flute, that is, you are matching a gold or platinum headjoint onto a silver flute, there may be extra charges and extra time involved. Please remember that fitting the headjoint ends the exchange period. Please do not fit your headjoint if you still are within your six month exchange period and are not completely satisfied with your headjoint selection.
As with all of our repairs, the player is always responsible for the return shipping and insurance. If you already have insurance on your flute, please download the insurance form from the link below, and send that in with your instrument.