Musical Instrument Repair & Service
With a combined total of over 50 years of trained repair experience plus a yearly volume of over 2,500 repairs, The Horn Doctor's repair shop has the expertise to repair wind and percussion instruments of any description. Led by John Kagerer, Alaska's only fully factory trained and certified band instrument technician, we can easily repair and service the most complicated or unusual repairs.

Custom Work     Ultrasonic Cleaning     Shipping your Instrument
NAPBIRT
The Horn Doctor is a member of NAPBIRT, National Associaton of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians.
  Certifications
John was Certified in 1978 in all Brass & Woodwind Instrument Repair. He is also a Certified Straubinger™ Pad Technician for flute repair.
Straubinger Flutes
  Mike & John Kagerer
Mike and John Kagerer at the brass bench...two brothers with a passion for quality work.
 
Repair & Service Job Descriptions
How to Get The Most From This List:
This list describes the job categories that we use for estimating service and repairs. Each instrument is unique and will be estimated accordingly. Carefully read all of the job descriptions for your instrument, and please keep the following in mind:
Pricing is based on an average amount of work done in each category, based on many years of repair experience.
Prices on repairs are firm upon our visual inspection of the instrument.
Guaranteed Quality
All instruments we repair are warranted for six months, except for re-pads and overhauls, which are warranted for one year to play in “like new” condition (warranty does not cover damage or neglect).

 Flute, Piccolo   Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon   Saxophone   Cornet, Trumpet   Trombone   Background Brass   Additional Work 
  Technician Justin
Justin, talented musician and tech, makes a precision adjustment on an alto sax.
  Shipping to the Horn Doctor
If you need to ship your instrument to us for repair, follow these instructions for the best results:
Shipping Instructions


Customizing Your Instrument
We have the ability to professionally customize or modify your instrument to your exacting specifications, and have developed modifications that not only enhance the artistic performance of your instrument, but also increase its value.

The Horn Doctor prides itself in providing our customers with service we feel is unavailable elsewhere else in Alaska, as well as many areas in the Lower 48. Please ask us about custom work available for your instrument. We
can provide references from working professional musicians across the country who use our services.

 
Ultrasonic Cleaning
What is Ultrasonic Cleaning?
Meet the newest member of our hard-working staff! We've recently installed a 90-gallon ultrasonic cleaner to safely and gently clean your instrument. The tank is large enough to dip a full size tuba, and yet cleans mechanisms on the most delicate of instruments. Ultrasound is a state-of-the-art method to clean objects through the introduction of sound waves into a tank of mild cleaning solution.

Environmentally Friendly
Previous methods utilized harsh acids, which were difficult to work with, and a hazard to the environment. We're thrilled with the superior results, and
we think you will be, too!
 
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