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 Within the USA:
Burkart Factory Repairs, Shirley, MA, (978) 425-4500
Please call the Burkart workshop or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your maintenance needs.
The Burkart Repair Center East, (513) 479-4438, email@example.com
Rachael Simon is a trusted high-end flute repair specialist based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Rachael holds a Bachelor of Flute Performance degree from Miami University, where her love for the instrument manifested into a love for the flute as a beautiful machine, and she decided to devote her efforts to learning flute repair. In 2011, Rachael went on to join Burkart-Phelan, Inc, where she worked for 6 years. In 2018, Rachael started her own flute specialty shop in Doylestown, PA. She brings her dedication to the craft, finely-honed precision, and deep love for the flute and piccolo to every job. Her passion is using her knowledge and skills to make each instrument a seamless joy to play for every flutist, whether professional, student, or amateur.
The Burkart Repair Center West, (925) 413-3685, firstname.lastname@example.org
While completing his Master’s studies in flute performance at the Jacob’s School of Music in Indiana, Victor completed the Straubinger Certification course and repaired the instruments of his colleagues. In the fall of 2014, Victor joined the world renowned company Burkart Flutes and Piccolos. There, under the guidance of Lillian Burkart, he worked as a finisher of new Burkart Flutes and Piccolos, repair technician, lathe and CNC operator. In August of 2018, Victor returned to his home state of CA to be near family and friends. Here, he has decided to establish himself as a professional flute and piccolo technician serving the Bay Area. Victor continues to collaborate with Burkart Flutes, occasionally finishing new piccolos as well as acting as an authorized Burkart repair center.
The Burkart Repair Center Midwest
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 Midwest” in central Ohio.
*Please note: Tim Bower is not currently accepting new repair clients*
|Burkart Factory & Repair Center Services||Charge||Shipping|
|Warranty Work for Flutes|
FLUTE WARRANTY CHECK is complimentary if instrument is purchased directly from Burkart and work is performed within one year of purchase date
|No charge||Plus shipping|
|Warranty Work for Piccolos|
PICCOLO WARRANTY CHECK is complimentary if instrument is purchased directly from Burkart and work is performed within one year of purchase date
|No charge||Plus shipping|
|Flute Overhaul: Silver Mechanism|
Custom fit flute shipping box can be replaced at an additional rate of $30
|Flute Overhaul: Gold Mechanism||1900||Plus shipping|
|Flute COA (Clean, Oil, Adjust)|
FLUTE CLEAN, OIL AND ADJUST
At players discretion:
|Flute Repad (Includes COA)||980||Plus shipping|
Custom fit piccolo shipping box can be replaced at an
|Piccolo COA (Clean, Oil, Adjust)|
PICCOLO CLEAN, OIL AND ADJUST
At players discretion:
|Elite Piccolo Repad (Includes COA)||600||Plus shipping|
|Professional Piccolo Repad (Includes COA)||520||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.
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.
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.