The advantages of buying from a small domestic shop are numerous. A Burkart flute or piccolo is an heirloom quality instrument that will last for generations and can be considered an investment in ways that a mass-produced instrument simply cannot.
Every new Burkart flute or piccolo has a full warranty for one year from the date of delivery.
Within that year, if any adjustments are necessary as the flute is “played in,” the services are extended in the Burkart shop or at the Burkart Repair Center, at no charge. Immediate attention is given to all instruments under warranty. Repairs performed outside the Burkart workshop or repair center may void these warranties. The warranty does not include service of damaged instruments.
An expanded version from here; "Services. Maintenance and emergency repairs for your flute piccolo when purchasing a flute or looking for piccolos for sale as woodwind and brass instruments."
All authorized Burkart dealers provide a minimum 1 year warranty on Burkart instruments they sell. If you have purchased an instrument from an authorized Burkart dealer, please check with the dealer regarding their warranty policy.
To keep your flute or piccolo at peak performance level, it is recommended that a routine clean, oil, and adjust (COA) is performed by an Authorized Burkart Repair Center every 12 to 18 months. The complete overhaul of an instrument includes removal of all play in the keys, re-polish of the keys, replacement of pads and regulation to original condition. It should be considered once an instrument has seen extensive usage over several (8 to 10) years.
For emergency service, we usually can assist immediately, but please notify our office prior to shipping the instrument to us. If your flute or piccolo has a serious mishap, please call us immediately at 978-425-4500 or 937-215-4637. You may also send us an e-mail request for emergency service, and we will respond as soon as possible with information and instructions.