These are some of the things that customers in Australia and the UK have said about my work . . .

“I fully recommend Richard Craig’s work. He is highly skilled and thorough and his meticulous attention to detail gives very satisfying results. He is well equipped for the most complicated and daunting jobs and has an excellent knowledge of woodwind manufacture.”

John Cranex-Principal BassoonSydney Symphony

“…having a repairer who is reliable, conscientious, and above all, understanding, is an absolute requirement and I can recommend Richard’s work without hesitation. Richard has always insisted on my fully testing the instrument on collection to ensure any problems that may still exist are then resolved to my complete satisfaction, and this is a very reassuring aspect of his service.”

Edward KayPrincipal OboeBournemouth Symphony Orchestra

“Oboe arrived today. It is indeed a first class instrument in every respect! Thank you.”

Peter Hurd

“Richard’s experience and knowledge is evident in his extremely high quality work that he has done over the past year on my instruments. As a professional musician, having someone as outstanding as Richard to look after your instrument repairs is invaluable.”

David RowdenClarinet and Artistic DirectorSydney Omega Ensemble

“From personal experience, I can say that Richard’s work on bassoons is of a very high standard indeed. He is, in addition, a mine (goldmine..?) of friendly and useful advice on all aspects of woodwind instrument construction and maintenance.“

Roger BrookeAssociate Principal BassoonSydney Symphony

“I could not be happier with the work Richard has done on my oboe. He was enormously helpful and took the time to work with me to find the best solutions possible. His work is of a high quality that I know I can rely on to last”

Shefali PryorAssociate Principal OboeSydney Symphony

“Thank you for your work on my bassoon. It certainly plays much more easily now than it has for as long as I can remember. … I can now sound the highest c, d and e flat without any trouble at all!”

Michael Julian Lew

“Full overhaul of old Puchner Bassoon, including a rotten boot joint and complete pad replacement. Excellent work, on time and with solid communication – very happy, thanks Richard!”

Matthew Angus

“Richard has always provided a fast, efficient, reliable and thoroughly competent repair service for all my clarinets.”

Peter DaviesSub-Principal ClarinetBBC Symphony Orchestra

“The oboe arrived safely today, and it is absolutely wonderful. I so appreciate everything that you both did to make the purchase such a pleasant experience. Your many answers to my many questions… were of enormous help in my decision making process. Now that I have seen and played the oboe, I can attest that everything Celia described about it is absolutely accurate. This oboe does indeed have a very sweet sound, and a sweet feel as well. The colors and key work are beautiful, and I do believe, as Richard stated, something unique.”

Tracy Day


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