Brannen 9K Gold Flute with Custom J Schmidt ‘Gold’ Pads!


Principal Flutist of the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra Mat Krejci with his restored 9K Gold Brannen Flute with Jim Schmidt ‘Gold Pads’.

This 9K Gold Brannen Flute has been completely restored to a new level of playing enjoyment and colorful sound with the addition of custom ‘GOLD’  Flute Pads made special by Jim Schmidt for the finest Flutists in the world! John Gill at ‘Got A Gig Music’ is a recommended master technician by JS Engineering for installation of JS Gold Pads. Experience the difference for yourself!


Restoration of Sankyo Artist Flute with David Williams Headjoint

This beautiful solid silver Sankyo Artist Flute has been completely restored using Premium Lucien Flute Pads.  The body and keys have been polished and ultrasonically cleaned and all key felts have been replaced.  The body dents have been removed and a new headjoint cork has been installed.  The tenons have been refit and all the mechanisms have been oiled.  At ‘Got A Gig Music’ you can depend on receiving only the finest attention to details so that your instrument not only plays to it’s fullest potential, it Sings!

Vintage Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor Sax Restoration

Refinished Super Balanced Action Tenor Keys in BACK ROW!
Original nasty condition in front row.


                                         This beautiful Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor Sax is now refinished and set up with Custom White Kangaroo Skin Pads and Selmer Metal Domed Boosters giving this sax an impressive tone and a lot more ‘punch’. The action has all been tightened up and this horn is VERY quiet and quick.  This Pro Set-up is available for your sax and you can also order it with the Exotic Hardwood Palm Key Risers to fit your hands.  Experience the difference for yourself at ‘Got A Gig Music’, the Professionals Choice for the Finest Set-ups and Overhauls in Sacramento.

Vintage Wooden Flute Restored – 12 Key Kohlert Sons Ebony Wood

This Ebony Grenadilla Wood Kohlert Flute has been completely restored.  The green jelly and oxidation from decades of sitting has been removed and the cracks in the wooden headjoint have been repaired. All the nickel keys have been polished to their original luster as have the body rings.  The wood has been refinished with numerous coats of a special hand rubbed oil that has been applied both inside and outside.  The old crown cork has been replaced and reset and the fittings have been polished and refit.  New tenon corks have been wrapped and all the key corks have been replaced.  New leather pads have been installed and seated. It is now back in the hands of it’s professional flute player.

This beautiful wood flute has a lovely woody flute sound with a lot of flute character.   

Verne Q. Powell 2100 Professional Flute Restoration using J.Schmidt ‘Gold’ Pads!

This beautiful Powell 2100 has just received the J.Schmidt ‘Gold’ Pads, installed custom here by John at ‘Got a Gig’ Music.  These pads require very detailed care and precise installation and give the player unparalled response and color.  Each pad has gold dust impregnated into the surface of the skin giving it longer life and an exacting seal and they are engineered to precise standards and perfect shape.  They greatly improve projection and tone over the Straubinger type pads and their longevity and stability surpasses anything on the market today.  This flute was completely polished by hand and ultrasonically cleaned.  All necessary keys were refit and the crown cork was replaced and fittings checked.  The grommets that hold in the french pads were specifically manufactured for this particular 2100 model flute. Experience for yourself the added warmth and color of your prized flute when it has the fantastic J.Schmidt ‘Gold’ pads installed.  You will be surprised!

Yanagisawa Professional 991 Tenor Sax Overhaul using Black Kangaroo Skin Pads & Custom Boosters

I just set up this Yanagisawa 991 Tenor Sax with the Kangaroo Skin Pads and Custom Selmer Style Metal Tone Boosters.  Jerry had me do this same professional set up on his vintage Selmer Balanced Action Tenor Sax a few months back and wanted a similar response on his Yani back-up horn.  This gives him more punch when he needs it as he plays in Los Elegantes salsa band and competes with a great trumpet player and a trombonist along with the other musicians and vocalists! He can still play soft and mellow but kick it out when he wants to.  The ‘Roo’ pads are firmer than traditional pig skin pads and give more power and dynamic range.  I can put a custom set up on your horn to suit your needs, so stop by for a free consultation anytime.