I charge $60 per hour labor plus parts. Basic service involves Cleaning the parts, flat sanding combs if necessary, replacing Slide Buffers, de burring mouthpiece assembly, flattening Valves.
Any tuning, windsaver or reed replacement is extra. Repairing minor cracks in comb with service above $20.
I work on all Hohner Chromatic Harmonicas as well as Seydel with limited repairs on Hering and Suzuki Chromatics
I do repairs on Seydel diatonic harmonicas only. They are the easiest to obtain reeds and parts for servicing.
Reed Replacement $40. Includes gap checking and tuning of other reeds.
Hands Free Chromatic
I do offer reconditioning services for older model HFC’s such as replacing worn Teflon tape, adjusting spring tension and replacement mouthpieces on older Seydel models. You can replace the yellowish white mouthpiece with a newer black mouthpiece.
Prices vary according to the involvement in reconditioning.
Since prices and availability for replacement parts varies between brands and seasons it’s best to contact me for a quote. Generally it’s best for me to have the harmonica in hand to make an accurate quote for work that needs to be done.
Full Service Pricing
Full Windsaver Replacement
Hohner 12 Hole-$120 14-Hole $130 16-Hole $140
Seydel 12-Hole $130 16-Hole $150
Suzuki (using Hohner or Seydel) Valves Priced as Above
$60 per hour Standard. $75 per hour for custom.
Average tuning time is 2 hours + depending on the model. The more complicated the harmonica the longer it will take to tune, such as CBH’s and CX-12’s.
Converting Older Hohner Chromatics from Brads to Screws $90
All chromatics are tuned to A442 unless requested otherwise.
Hohner & Hering Chromatics $60 Hohner Super 64x $65
Seydel Brass Reed Chromatics $60 Seydel SS Reed Chromatics $65