Guess what? Making the most customized trumpets, mouthpieces and small parts is a LOT of work and takes time. Sometimes when I talk to everyone in our meeting... it feels like they've been working on the same thing all week long... and sometimes they have. Joe is finally finishing up mouthpiece throats today and moving on to mouthpiece bodies. He is probably more excited about that than any of you out there waiting on a mouthpiece body... because he's been standing in front of that machine for hours every day for what seems like a really long time. Christine is really excited to be filling orders with some of the new throats from the last couple of days and prepping those to ship. We're having a series of shop tours and clinics this weekend... so we'll be hosting visitors and working all weekend during the slower hours. If there are any slower hours. What else??? Jason's been working on custom horn builds all week... and was very excited to get his new software today. If you don't know...software is very expensive! We've been saving up for this particular software for YEARS. Yes, for YEARS. We're hoping this will make his life easier... and keep the hair on his head into his 50s. We have a crew of guys here today doing a shop tour with Jason and attending the 5MM Intro Mouthpiece Clinic. It's fun because everyone is NEW. And we really like it when we have a chance to introduce people that have never heard of us to our products and our showroom. If you don't know about the events this weekend... you can find out more here: www.whyharrelson.com/clinics--tours.html
Jason looks kinda happy about the new software...
What else... I did the final assembly on another demo horn for the showroom today... which will be nice to have on hand for our visitors this weekend... our horns are all custom built and so it's rare we have many in stock as demos in the showroom unless they come to us on trade for a new build. We're trying to bulk up our inventory ... but it's tough when we're trying to catch up on order at the same time. It's not a bad problem to have... and yes... we hear that almost daily.
There's Joe... juggling phone calls... he took like 3 calls at once... and then when he finally got off the phone he sighed and said... "there were two on call waiting that I missed completely"... so if you are trying to call... and you don't get us the first time around... we're probably on the line with another client... try us again... or send an email our way... firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see some of you at the festivities this weekend! I head to New Orleans for Satchmo Summerfest on Wednesday next week... time flies!
Jennifer Sandquist has been at Harrelson Trumpets since it's inception. Jen spends much of her time on marketing, photography and client spotlights. She has recently started CAD design and CNC machining for custom art on horns and trim. When she's not at Harrelson Trumpets... Jen loves to travel, see live music and follow creative pursuits of all kinds.