•July 28, 2009 • Comments Off on

Inhorn band instrument repair is a woodwind specialty shop located in Houston, Texas, in the heart of the Houston Heights. I am available for any service a woodwind instrument needs in its typical lifetime, from minor adjustments to complete mechanical overhauls. My clients range from students to professionals, from amateur hobbyists to symphony musicians.

Mid summer clarinet work

•July 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Penetrating oil

•April 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Two months of triweekly oiling and the first lock screw eased on out!

Contra alto rebirth

•January 30, 2017 • Leave a Comment

common trouble with the older Vito plastic contras: snapping tenon.  Here are some pics of my attempt to resurrect it.  This is a work in progress.

Late day Selmer VI

•July 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Spending the evening bringing a ’55 mark VI alto back to life. 

Flute Day

•July 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Overhauling two flutes for beginner band. 

Summer Band Instrument Repair

•June 6, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The Summer repair season has come crashing down like a ton of bricks, but I still have openings this summer for all your repair needs. This summer I will be repairing Saxophones, Clarinets, Flutes, Oboes, Bassoons, Baritone saxophones, Tenor Saxophones, Alto Saxophones, Soprano Saxophones, Bass Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, Euphoniums, Baritones, French Horns, and Tubas. Building some custom cases for a private school. Hopefully by the time school starts I will have several used quality flutes and clarinets for sale. Busy time, so much so that I am not going to edit this rambling post, but rather get back to a bent soprano saxophone instead.
Be well!
Karl Josef

Mk VI Tenor Overhaul

•August 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Spending today in the shop trying to make progress on this overhaul. 70K selmer vi, installing custom extreme pads from music medic, great pads to work with, and so far installation is been fairly simple. Really looking forward to playing this one at the end.


Flute work

•August 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

As the summer grinds to a halt, I’m doing a plane condition job on the Gemeinhardt flute for a third-year student


G, that’s an odd clarinet

•July 14, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I took a break from getting band instruments ready for the upcoming school year to look at my new friends G clarinet. Dr. Borak is learning traditional Turkish music on his G Albert system clarinet, Made by the German manufacturer Hammerschmidt. It is a beautiful instrument and a rare sighting in this part of the world.


Cat vs Flute

•March 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment




The cat won.