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Chris McNeilly - Musical Instrument Repairs

Chris McNeilly Musical Instrument Repairs

Chris McNeilly began his training in making and repairing instruments with the Black Watch band. He then transferred to the Household Division, where he was made responsible for the musical instruments. He spent six years at the Royal Military School of Music , Kneller Hall.

As a musical repairer of forty years' standing, Chris's skills in making and restoring musical instruments have grown, with an emphasis on quality, precision and user-friendliness. He has even built harpsichords. For this purpose Chris has built up a substantive workshop to repair and manufacture instruments.

Chris McNeilly will repair the following musical instruments:
Flute Repair

  • Flute and piccolo
  • Saxophone - soprano, alto/tenor, baritone
  • Bassoon
  • Oboe
  • Brass instruments - horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone
  • String instruments - violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • Piano tuning

Examples of his Prices are:

Piano Tuning  
Upright and grand piano, tuning only £35.00
Regulation and repairs, charge per hour £30.00

Woodwind instruments Checkdown Service Re-pad
Flute and Piccolo £25.00 £75.00 £120.00
Clarinet £25.00 £50.00 £100.00
Soprano Saxophone £30.00 £60.00 £100.00
Alto/Tenor Saxophone £30.00 £50.00 £200.00
Baritone Saxophone £50.00 £100.00 £300.00

Checkdown Woodwind Repairs
Without dismantling where possible, check instrument for leaks, re-seat pads and regulate to playing order.

Dismantle; clean body and keywork; re-seat pads; check corks and springs; re-assemble; regulate and lubricate.

As in 'Service' above plus replacing all pads and cork.

Prices correct as at May 2004 and act as a guide only. Prices are subject to price variation of parts and individual requirements of instruments.

Further Details can be found on his website along with his contact details:


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