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Oboe and English Horn Repair

I have been specializing in double reed repairs since 1998. I offer the following services for oboe and English horn repair:

    • Repairs to loose or broken tenons
    • Repairs to leaking tone holes due to open grains, chips, or cracks
    • Repairs to cracks by pinning, banding or gluing
    • Repairs to loose posts
    • Repairs to leaks through the grains under posts and through the body
    • Repairs to torn or missing key corks
    • Repairs to loose or broken keys
    • Repairs to worn, torn, leaking, or chipped pads
    • Repairs to tone holes and key heights to correct intonation or voicing problems
    • Repairs to worn, weak, or broken springs

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I offer the following maintenance and restoration services:

    • Cleaning of octave wells and vent caps
    • Cleaning and polishing of tarnished keys and posts
    • Cleaning of key mechanisms to remove old oil and dirt
    • Adjusting and lubricating of key mechanisms

I offer free estimates.  Other services are available.  Contact me for any further information.

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  • Kathryn Greenbank

    "Cindy Budd has been repairing my oboes since 2002.  Her work is excellent and she is a treasure to have so near by.  I would recommend her work to everyone."

    Kathryn Greenbank

    Principal Oboe

    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

  • Tim Paradise

    "I have been so fortunate to be able to depend on Cindy Budd for all of the repairs my clarinets have needed over the last several years.  She is a craftsperson of the highest order.  She is intelligent and diligent, and has a real talent for solving mechanical problems.  I would recommend her work to any woodwind player of any major orchestra in the country."


    Tim Paradise

    Retired Principal Clarinet

    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

  • Julie Gramolini Williams

    "I have brought my oboes and English horn to Cindy for several years and I know I can always trust her to properly diagnose and fix any problems that arise.  She is a pleasure to work with and I always walk away happy with how my instruments play.  I highly recommend Cindy to oboists of every level."

    Julie Gramolini Williams

    Oboe

    Minnesota Orchestra

  • John Snow

    "I have gone to Cindy Budd for all of my cleaning and repair work since I came to town in 2000.  Cindy is highly skilled, experienced, and thorough with her work and I always walk away with complete satisfaction.  Her work is beautiful and her crack work is some of the finest I have ever seen." 

    John Snow

    Associate Principal Oboe

    Minnesota Orchestra

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Professional Member

National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians

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Contributing Member

International Double Reed Society

 

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Member

Hopkins Westwind Concert Band

 

 

Graduate

Band Instrument Repair Program

Cindy Budd

Professional Wind Instrument Repair

7925 West 25th Street

Saint Louis Park, MN 55426

952-544-6061

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