So I had six appointments and one surprise visitor yesterday. It is freezing here, like all 6-month Minnesota winters, so it seems unusual to have so much activity from the outside world. Seemingly everyone wants a new trumpet this month, which is great news since we build trumpets! Today the largest local music store chain (family owned) buyers are stopping in to hopefully place their first order to be delivered in time for the ITG Conference. I have resisted the temptation and offers from dozens of dealers in the past, most of them international due to the simple fact that production has been limited by the number of hours I can work. However, thanks to new machinery, 21st century production techniques and efficient teamwork, I (we) are finally in a position to produce horns of a much higher quality, fit, finish and about three times faster than the previous methods.
So we welcome this crazy winter busy-ness and remind everyone that our horns are still built one at a time, by me personally, in the order deposits are placed.