Thursday, October 08, 2009
Just noticed that Amazon is having a huge sale on electric guitars from name providers. We all need more music in our lives, so click through for the bargains!
Makes me wonder how much musical instrument makers are suffering in the present recessions. I suspect they are having a tough time of it.
I read a newspaper article saying that certain high-end guitar makers are reviving old, less-expensive lines. Martin comes to mind.
One thing you have to remember in an economy like this is to keep your core cadre of very skilled workers. If you let them go, you're done. This was evident during the period of the 10% tax surcharge on expensive boats. If you've seen the interior joinery on a luxury yacht, you realize that you can't buy kitchens like that. During this period Hinckley loaned out its team to builders in Maine. There are some really nice kitchens up there. Some of the Rhode Island builders did the same.