Restoration and repairs

Professional repair service for woodwind, brass and strings.

All makes and models catered for.

Full testing and analytic equipment.

Silver and gold plating.

Nationwide collection and delivery.

Insured courier services.

The most technologically advanced musical instrument workshop in the country with internationally renowned expertise.

We have facility to repair your woodwind, brass or string instrument irrespective of make, model or age.   

Equipped with endoscope and magnohelic inspection and testing;  2, 3 and 5 axis CNC machining centres; laser scanning; on site silver and gold electroplating; chemically bonded PTFE and ENP valve coatings and much much more. 

Our team of technicians will help you with everything from a minor repair to full period historic instrument refurbishment.

No job is too large or small.  We are here to help.


A comprehensive repair and renovation service for all instruments.

Whatever the make or model of your instrument we will restore it to its former glory.







Professional service and reasonable prices.

Our team of technicians will give you the best advice and service and our prices remain very competitive.

Ask about our ‘Express Service’ when you need repairs in a hurry, even same day.

Collection and Delivery nationwide.

Our insured courier service is often more convenient, cost effective and faster than driving to a ‘local’ repair shop.

We can arrange collection and delivery from and to your home, work or local drop off point.

Historic instrument restoration.

We have the skills and facilities to restore instruments even when parts are no longer available.

We will always do our utmost to help you – good old fashioned quality and values from great technicians who have a real pride in a job well done.

Equipped to offer custom made parts through to complete bespoke instrument making.


  • Tuning analysis.
  • Magnohelic testing and reporting.
  • Voicing of woodwinds.
  • Laser scanning for reverse engineering, inspection and recording data from handmade ‘irreplaceable’ items. e.g. vintage mouthpieces
  • 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC engineering and CAD/CAM control.
  • 3D printing using SSL, SLA and FDM
  • Electroplating in silver, gold and rhodium.

Whatever your instrument it’s likely we had a part to play…


 In addition to making instruments and carrying out repairs for more than 30 years, Alastair Hanson has provided technical expertise to makers working for or on behalf of world famous brands including Buffet Crampon, Keilwerth, Conn-Selmer (Vincent Bach), Selmer Paris,  Besson, Stomvi, and many others. 

Experience counts;  if you’re seeking product knowledge and expertise gained from years in the industry call and ask to speak to Alastair Hanson or make an appointment and visit us at the Marsden workshop. 

Contact us

Hanson Musical Instruments
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

telephone: 01484 848060

Opening hours (GMT)

Monday by appointment.
Tuesday 9.30 – 5.30
Wednesday 9.30 – 5.30
Thursday 9.30 – 5.30
Friday 9.30 – 5.30
Saturday 10.30 – 3.30
Sunday Closed