Greetings and Happy New Year!
It's Jan 1 and that means it's time to get back into the swing of things. It's hard to believe I'm heading into year 11 of repairing for all of you wonderful folks and I've somehow managed to wear out yet ANOTHER shop apron (I bought a replacement).
Important Points to remember for 2019:
-- The appointment calendar is currently open for appointments but folks have already started panic booking for the start of the season. According to my booking software, I'm already into the week of Jan 14 with just a few slots left for the week of Jan 7.
-- Pricing on Clean / Oil / Adjustment and maint work will remain the same. I don't see a reason to change right now unless there's a world wide run on cork or something.
-- Turnaround times are already gearing up to be on the long side of things (10 instruments / customers currently in the pipeline for 2019).
-- If you can take the simple stuff like tenon corks and missing key felts to your local big box stores to get you by in the meantime that'd probably be best. I love you all but I HAVE to be fair to everyone that is patiently waiting their turn and booked early.
-- I anticipate things will settle down once we get into TMEA and the final stages of the All-State process are all wrapped up.
-- Pro and Semi Pro Players: Crack repairs that need pins and inserts are almost always a minimum of 2 weeks or longer but I will gladly temporarily glue cracks at little to no cost to you if it's an emergency. Please be responsible though and CALL me AHEAD of time for this...don't wait until the day of your plane flight to an important audition to realize it's a problem.
-- Legit After-Hours Emergencies: I will always do my best to accommodate you but we will both need to reasonable with respect to after-hours meetings. It is YOUR responsibility to contact me AHEAD of time. If you decide to randomly text me at 10pm because your tenon cork fell off a week ago, I will absolutely ignore you.
Let's make 2019 awesome!
Thanks again and I'll see you all soon!