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Our #WednesdayWisdom today is about time and timing.

However, we’re not talking about music timing and time signatures but the time you can expect to wait for an instrument.

If you take an instrument from stock then you can have it pretty much immediately.  In fact, if you call into The Old Dairy to buy it you can walk out with it there and then.

If it is something we don’t currently have in stock we can contact our luthiers and see whether they have one in their showroom.  In which case you need to allow a week or so for us to receive it, check it over to ensure it hasn’t been damaged in transit, and then get it to you.

23-worth-the-waitHowever, because we work closely with our wonderful luthiers you have the option of having pretty much whatever you want hand-crafted to order.  Should you decide to take this route then you’ll need to be patient as it’ll take a minimum of three months to lovingly create your instrument.

This means if you are thinking of getting an instrument for Christmas it is too late to have one made to order and you will need to take one from stock.  The good news is that, as with previous years, we will hold it for you at The Old Dairy up to Friday December 23rd (24th by prior arrangement only).

Just Ask

Our #WednesdayWisdom today is really very simple – just ask!

19-just-askBecause all of our instruments are individually hand-crafted we can arrange for changes to be made; often for little or no extra charge.  See something you like but want it left-handed?  Not a problem and no extra charge!  Like a particular instrument design but want a particular wood?  Not a problem but may incur extra cost depending on the wood.

We have had Stimer pickups taylor-made for a specific customer’s needs and pickups fitted inside bridges so they are pretty much invisible to the eye.

So next time you think to yourself “I wish they had that in…” just give us a call and we can almost certainly make that happen for you.