Mission & Values
Thank you for visiting our site. Naylor's Custom Wind Repair [NCWR] has, as its primary focus, the repair, restoration and maintenance of clarinets, oboes, English horns, bassoons, saxophones and flutes. Formerly of Englewood, CO, NCWR is now located in Centennial, a southern suburb of Denver.
Stocking and using only premium materials, Master NAPBIRT Clinician & Proprietor, Larry Naylor, together with Clarinet & Saxophone Journeyman, Tait Solberg, effect repair techniques -- state-of-the-art and beyond! -- to optimize musical instrument performance.
With an ethos of routinely exceeding manufacturer specifications, Messrs Naylor and Solberg optimize science and art in single and double reed instrument repair and customization.
Again, thank you for visiting the NCWR website. We hope to be of service to you in the future.
Frequency of Care
Do you know your instrument's "bad" notes? Are they getting worse? Do you struggle playing pianissimo? ... especially in the lowest register? Is your instrument breaking down more often?
If you answered YES to one or more questions, it is probably time to take your instrument in for periodic maintenance and/or repair. Your woodwind is a mechanical device. And like all devices, it does require periodic care by a qualified technician.
Notwithstanding ad hoc problems, we highly recommend taking your instrument to a qualified repairman at least annually -- may we urge, a NAPBIRT technician [n.b. NAPBIRT = National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians; see link at bottom right in RESOURCES].
P.S. While you'r here at our website, may we invite you to read some of the article, Deterioration of Grenadilla Instruments? Specifically Part 1 of that article? Please click on PUBLICATIONS and then on the article in question. Part 1 deals with one of the most extreme problems you may confront.
6726 South Dahlia Court
Centennial, CO 80122 USA