We repair all brass instruments, with an emphasis on French horns. Trusted by many top band programs and world-renowned professional musicians in Texas and beyond for over 30 years.


FOR RATES AND INFORMATION

Our standard shop rate is $120 an hour, charged in 15-minute increments. Rush repairs available with 10% rush fee (some exceptions and extra fees may apply).

The prices below are estimates; please visit the shop in person for a more accurate estimate.

These prices represent the average cleaning cost for our most common instruments. Costs may vary depending on the model and condition of your instrument.

Trumpets — $95 (lacquered) or $145 (unlacquered – includes polishing)
Trombones — $135 (F attachment), $95 (straight), $165 (bass)
Double Horns — $180
Triple Horns — $350

  • Full Disassembly
  • Degreasing
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Bearing Adjustment
  • Replace Bumpers
  • Replace Strings
  • Full Lubrication

$60 per rotor

  • Full Disassembly
  • Degreasing
  • Bearing Adjustment
  • Full Lubrication

$250 per rotor

  • Full Disassembly
  • Degreasing
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Copper- then nickel-plating of rotors
  • Hand-lapping of rotors
  • Bearing Adjustment
  • Replace Bumpers
  • Replace Strings
  • Full Lubrication

We service:

  • Alto Horn
  • Baritone
  • Cornet
  • Euphonium
  • Flugelhorn
  • French Horn
  • Marching Brass
  • Mellophone
  • Sousaphone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

We may be able to repair other instruments on a case-by-case basis. The shop rate is $120/hour, charged in 15-minute increments for tasks such as dent work, polishing, and soldering.

For questions about a specific instrument or repair, please

“Dennis is the only one I take my Geyer horn to for repairs. He’s been “my repair guy” for almost 20 years now so it’s clear I’m quite pleased with the service and care of my horn. I don’t live in TX anymore, but travel up from Mexico in order for him to work on my horn.” — Michelle D.

“I trust the craftsmen here with my horns more than any other shop in the US. Wonderful, friendly and talented people work here. Houghton Horns carries a wide variety of instruments from makers all over the world. This location is fantastic. The shop is always clean and a delight to visit. 5-stars!!” — John T.

“I bought my horn from Houghton Horns, and I have continually brought my horn in for various repairs. I once had an emergency repair situation, and Mr. Houghton dropped what he was doing to fix it for me while I waited. Mr. Houghton is friendly and helpful, and I will continue to use him for repairs and purchasing horns.” — Sarah K.

“Exceptional repair work and a knowledgable and friendly staff that truly care about their customers. Been a customer since 2012 and they have always gone above and beyond with their service at each visit. Highly recommend Houghton Horns to any level hornist.” — Lisa H.

“If you need any type of repair or custom work done for ANY brass instrument, this is the PLACE TO GO. I have seen them perform miracles of brass repair. They restore instruments to where they look totally new. They are my first and only choice, and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. There are closer shops to me, but I glady drive an hour to go to the finest.” — Ryan P.

“They were thorough in cleaning and polishing the antique (1920s) cornet that was my father’s. I would highly recommend them for any repair of your brass instruments.” — Donna B.

Q: How much will it cost to get an estimate on my repair?

A: Estimates are provided free of charge.

Q: How long will my repair take?

A: Our shop will always strive to return your repaired instrument in a timely, convenient manner. You may choose to schedule an appointment with us for a “while you wait” repair, in which case we will assign a technician to finish it that same day. Alternatively, you may drop off the instrument during business hours and arrange for a mutually agreeable pickup time.

Emergency repairs are available for an additional 10% rush repair fee (some exceptions apply).

Q: When is the best time to bring my instrument in for repair?

A: We recommend bringing your instrument in during the school year. The back-to-school rush from late July through August can slow service and increase wait times, so try and avoid scheduling non-urgent maintenance during that period.

Q: Why do I need to have my instrument professionally cleaned? Can’t I just clean it at home?

A: Standard wear and tear from regular use will affect your instrument. Even if a brass instrument does not appear dirty on the outside, dirt and grease will build up on the interior. Buildup can cause valves, slides, and mouthpieces to become sticky or sluggish, or even to get stuck in the instrument. We recommend having your instrument professionally cleaned once a year to maintain optimal playing condition.

Be sure to regularly snake out your lead pipe between professional cleanings!

Q: Do dents affect my instrument?

A: Most dents are purely cosmetic, but some can affect the sound quality or structural integrity of your instrument. We recommend you have dents removed to maintain your instrument in optimal playing condition.

We repair all brass instruments, with an emphasis on French horns. Trusted by many top band programs and world-renowned professional musicians in Texas and beyond for over 30 years.


FOR RATES AND INFORMATION

Our standard shop rate is $120 an hour, charged in 15-minute increments. Rush repairs available with 10% rush fee (some exceptions and extra fees may apply).

The prices below are estimates; please visit the shop in person for a more accurate estimate.

These prices represent the average cleaning cost for our most common instruments. Costs may vary depending on the model and condition of your instrument.

Trumpets — $95 (lacquered) or $145 (unlacquered – includes polishing)
Trombones — $135 (F attachment), $95 (straight), $165 (bass)
Double Horns — $180
Triple Horns — $350

  • Full Disassembly
  • Degreasing
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Bearing Adjustment
  • Replace Bumpers
  • Replace Strings
  • Full Lubrication

$60 per rotor

  • Full Disassembly
  • Degreasing
  • Bearing Adjustment
  • Full Lubrication

$250 per rotor

  • Full Disassembly
  • Degreasing
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Copper- then nickel-plating of rotors
  • Hand-lapping of rotors
  • Bearing Adjustment
  • Replace Bumpers
  • Replace Strings
  • Full Lubrication

We service:

  • Alto Horn
  • Baritone
  • Cornet
  • Euphonium
  • Flugelhorn
  • French Horn
  • Marching Brass
  • Mellophone
  • Sousaphone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

We may be able to repair other instruments on a case-by-case basis. The shop rate is $120/hour, charged in 15-minute increments for tasks such as dent work, polishing, and soldering.

For questions about a specific instrument or repair, please

“Dennis is the only one I take my Geyer horn to for repairs. He’s been “my repair guy” for almost 20 years now so it’s clear I’m quite pleased with the service and care of my horn. I don’t live in TX anymore, but travel up from Mexico in order for him to work on my horn.” — Michelle D.

“I trust the craftsmen here with my horns more than any other shop in the US. Wonderful, friendly and talented people work here. Houghton Horns carries a wide variety of instruments from makers all over the world. This location is fantastic. The shop is always clean and a delight to visit. 5-stars!!” — John T.

“I bought my horn from Houghton Horns, and I have continually brought my horn in for various repairs. I once had an emergency repair situation, and Mr. Houghton dropped what he was doing to fix it for me while I waited. Mr. Houghton is friendly and helpful, and I will continue to use him for repairs and purchasing horns.” — Sarah K.

“Exceptional repair work and a knowledgable and friendly staff that truly care about their customers. Been a customer since 2012 and they have always gone above and beyond with their service at each visit. Highly recommend Houghton Horns to any level hornist.” — Lisa H.

“If you need any type of repair or custom work done for ANY brass instrument, this is the PLACE TO GO. I have seen them perform miracles of brass repair. They restore instruments to where they look totally new. They are my first and only choice, and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. There are closer shops to me, but I glady drive an hour to go to the finest.” — Ryan P.

“They were thorough in cleaning and polishing the antique (1920s) cornet that was my father’s. I would highly recommend them for any repair of your brass instruments.” — Donna B.

Q: How much will it cost to get an estimate on my repair?

A: Estimates are provided free of charge.

Q: How long will my repair take?

A: Our shop will always strive to return your repaired instrument in a timely, convenient manner. You may choose to schedule an appointment with us for a “while you wait” repair, in which case we will assign a technician to finish it that same day. Alternatively, you may drop off the instrument during business hours and arrange for a mutually agreeable pickup time.

Emergency repairs are available for an additional 10% rush repair fee (some exceptions apply).

Q: When is the best time to bring my instrument in for repair?

A: We recommend bringing your instrument in during the school year. The back-to-school rush from late July through August can slow service and increase wait times, so try and avoid scheduling non-urgent maintenance during that period.

Q: Why do I need to have my instrument professionally cleaned? Can’t I just clean it at home?

A: Standard wear and tear from regular use will affect your instrument. Even if a brass instrument does not appear dirty on the outside, dirt and grease will build up on the interior. Buildup can cause valves, slides, and mouthpieces to become sticky or sluggish, or even to get stuck in the instrument. We recommend having your instrument professionally cleaned once a year to maintain optimal playing condition.

Be sure to regularly snake out your lead pipe between professional cleanings!

Q: Do dents affect my instrument?

A: Most dents are purely cosmetic, but some can affect the sound quality or structural integrity of your instrument. We recommend you have dents removed to maintain your instrument in optimal playing condition.

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