Dave “Griff” Griffiths
Woodwind musical instrument repair .
Brass Musical Instrument repair.
Griff provides Saxophone repairs, Clarinet repairs and Flute repairs from his fully equipped workshop near Exeter in Exmouth, Devon. Centrally located in the South West between Plymouth, Taunton and Dorchester. Griff repairs all woodwind instruments including bassoons, oboes, recorders, and all Brass Musical instruments.
Griff has a passion for and specialises in vintage and modern saxophones and has carried out saxophone repair, for Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” soloist Raphael Ravenscroft, Kevin Hurst , Courtney Pine ,Idris Rahman, Pete Long , Barbara Thompson , and Ray Gelato amongst others.
Griff, served in the Royal Marines for 22 years before deciding to retire from military life in 2003 and combine his passion for music and his engineering skills to become a musical instrument repairer. Griff is professionally trained and studied Musical Instrument Technology, Musical Instrument Repair (woodwind and brass repair and making) for 3 years full time at Merton College. In his final year, Griff was offered a repair position at Jonathan Myall Music (AKA Just Flutes) in Croydon. It was here he continued to hone his craft working alongside Flutesmith and Headjoint maker Ian McLauchlan Griff still spends one day a fortnight (Thursdays) working from Jonathan Myall Music in Croydon and works Wednesdays at Bexley Brass. Griff is regularly the resident repairer at saxophone workshops organised by AB Workshops . Griff spent time working with the Royal Marines Band Service Instrument Repair Workshop in Portsmouth and worked for sax.co.uk’s London store.
Griff has recently ( 2018) gained a BA(Hons) in jazz performance on tenor sax and plays saxes with the Central Band of the Royal British Legion, The South London Jazz orchestra, The Fore Street Funk Collective and with the Exeter Jazz Orchestra. He also is available for hire either as a soloist or with his quartet DGQ.
Please feel feel to browse my site and if there is anything specific you wish to discuss, whether it be a flute pad replacement, saxophone maintenance , saxophone dent repairs, or any other musical instrument technician type questions you want answering please feel free to call 07900 805152.