Repair Specialist - Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones

Listing #: 315475140
Business name: Gordon Palmer - Woodwind Repair Specialist
Location: Hillsborough
Auckland City
About: Servicing & repair of flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe etc. 40+ yrs specialist experience. Experienced musician & qualified mechanical engineer.
Services offered: Very high level of long-stand­ing expertise and experience in repairing/­servicing all woodwind musical instrument­s including sax.
Areas serviced: Mainly Auckland. Also the whole country, via courier. Also well known internatio­nally for helping DIYers and technician­s via forums as Gordon (NZ).
Availability: Any time that I am home - day, night (until 10 pm), weekend. By appointmen­t. Urgent work is usually possible. While-you-­wait for small jobs.
Unless you negotiate otherwise, I put your instrument into a state where it plays at its optimum, usually better than when brand new.

I also enhance reliability into the future, by correcting faults that existed from manufacture, or introduced by other "technicians". This greatly reduces the need for future servicing.

All work fully guaranteed.

Used and recommended by top teachers and players.

Qualified engineer - NZCE. High international profile and reputation with technicians and players, for expertise in woodwind repair.

Extensively equipped workshop. Only top materials used.

Expert free advice on care and maintenance.

Free evaluation of the state of your instrument. No instrument sales, so no hidden agenda re advice.

Sole trader - No apprentices. You have my personal expertise with every job.

I deal direct with customers, hence good communication, and no hidden profit margins for third parties.

On request, watch while I work.

You get a huge amount of thorough work for your money.

Easy access and free parking.

I regret that in pursuit of a better work/life/health balance in my semi-retirement years I am no longer doing MAJOR work on larger instruments, i.e. saxophones and bassoons. That will typically include most "vintage" saxophones and most Chinese instruments, unless they have already had major QUALITY work done on them.

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Top man. Picked up a Pad Saver for my alto, ended up getting a quick fix on my tenor. Thank you so much
charlieboi (6 6 positive feedback)  Mon 14 Oct
Gordon did a wonderful job of servicing and repadding my daughter E11 Buffet. She is delighted with how it now plays.
kelly148 (65 65 positive feedback)  Thu 24 Jan
Wonderful service and price for my daughter’s saxophone, and great communication. Highly recommended.
ajone (176 176 positive feedback) Address Verified Jul 2019  Fri 21 Sep
Fantastic craftsmanship for a fantastic price. Very good customer service.
j_sling (225 225 positive feedback)  Wed 22 Mar
Outstanding totally happy with his workmanship. Would definitely recommend and take all my instruments back to him again. Very nice man
charismatic1 (283 283 positive feedback)  Mon 31 Aug
Rarely do people exceed my expectations but this guy did ... I gave him an unplayable antique flute that appeared unloved in the last the last 100 years of its life and he returned me a beautiful playable instrument.
ajga (42 42 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2020  Tue 24 Feb
Great man! Great Job! Thanks Gordon!
moomood (15 15 positive feedback)  Fri 24 Oct
Very friendly, experienced and high standard workmanship. Extremely high recommended to all Saxophone players
sulinom (405 405 positive feedback) Address Verified Jul 2018  Sun 04 Aug
This man is both a scholar and a gentleman. He performed an exquisite job servicing my saxophone under urgency, and all for an incredibly reasonable price. I highly recommend him. Thank you Gordon!
heather3059 (40 40 positive feedback)  Fri 02 Aug
A true craftsman - Gordon has done a spectacular job on my daughter's flute. It looks and plays like new! We are so grateful for your care and attention. Thank-you so much.
katej (591 591 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2018  Sun 28 Jul
Excellent job on a saxophone dent. Same day service at a fraction of the cost of the big name woodwind shops... A++++ on all fronts!!
robech (37 37 positive feedback)  Wed 22 May
Couldn't be happier with the work you did on my beloved saxophone, and the little extras you did for no extra charge all in a day. I was quoted more at a music shop, and a timeframe of more than a month! Even gives advice on after care. Thanks heaps.
aristotles (604 604 positive feedback)  Sun 03 Mar
Very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I would not go to anyone else.
online2 (631 631 positive feedback)  Mon 13 Feb
Very professional and experienced. An expert in his field.
jimmy12345 (99 99 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2013  Sat 09 Jul
Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable on anything to do with woodwind instruments!
skizzim (68 68 positive feedback)  Thu 14 Apr
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