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My name is Justin Young and I am an instrument repair technician specializing in Woodwind Repair. Feel free to have a look around and don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions about what I do.

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New Appointment / Billing Changes


Alrighty...I did a few scheduling / billing changes to help keep my workload a bit more sane and to make it way less confusing for folks.

Starting now:

If you're willing to drop-off and wait for repairs (annual maintenance type stuff included) your pricing will be significantly lower and you get menu / set prices.

If you're wanting to sit-in and watch me repair your horn while you wait -- no problem. You will now have that option but I'm going to start billing by the minute at $2 bucks per minute + supplies. If you're totally focused and come in with a list of stuff that we can knock out quickly / efficiently, this can (potentially) be a great option for folks that need just a few things done. This way, I feel like billing will wind up being a bit more fair / reasonable for all parties involved.

After hours / emergency repairs are now available (6pm to 10pm) but just like going to an emergency room...you'll have to pay for the privilege. I will be charging $5 per minute + supplies. I went back and forth about offering this but I DO understand that sometimes crazy stuff happens right before a major performance. I sincerely hope that no one will ever need this because of the high cost but the option IS available should you happen to require it.



Annnnnnd done!! Phew! Really big job on this horn...she's finally polished / blinged out, adjusted and ready to go.

Hopefully it won't be too long between servicing appointments next time.

Anyhow, here's some shots of the acrylic Marigaux so you can see all the adjustment options, keywork and plating under both amber and extremely bright / white lighting.

Nice horn...but I'm ready to be done with it.

If you want to see more pictures of this lovely Altuglas oboe by Marigaux check out the photo album here:



Another tone hole project for the USAF Band of the West.

This Loree English Horn needed two trill key inserts.

These photos are uncomfortably close and I feel like they show off every minor imperfection of the ABS plastic I used to replace them.

Either way, they came out great and seal perfectly.

Time to replace pads and then job done!