Clean, Oil, and Adjust Plus (COA+) is a level of service we offer between a traditional COA and an Overhaul that many repair technicians do not offer. It has become our most requested service. If your flute needs to be fully re-padded, but does not need any mechanical remediation, tenon fitting, or dent removal, the COA+ may be for you.
Following full disassembly, including pulling of pins, all consumable materials (pads, corks, felts, etc.) are discarded. The entire instrument is cleaned, polished, and the mechanism oiled. The headjoint cork is replaced, all toneholes leveled, and new stabilizers and Straubinger pads installed.* Pads are shimmed for a 360 degree seal, and spring tension is regulated for an even feel under the fingers. While the original D# key cork and trill key corks are retained on a COA+, all other corks and felts are replaced.
The flute is allowed to settle, and is thoroughly play tested prior to return. When you receive your flute back from a COA+, it will feel and respond as it did when new.
Our 2019 COA+ price is JP¥75,000 inclusive.
*Thin pressed pads, installed with stabilizers, are available upon request. We never use inferior woven felt pads.