The care and understanding of an instrument are critical to its sound. This thorough book is therefore aimed at both the interested musician and those embarking on instrument repair as a full-time career. Organized into six parts, it guides the reader from initial diagnostic techniques all the way through to specialist repair instruction. It is packed with over 700 colour illustrations, step-by-step guidance and general advice. It covers clarinets, flutes, saxophones, oboes and bassoons. Written by a leading woodwind technician and teacher, it should be an essential companion in every workshop and be a handy reference for all musicians who want the best from their instruments.