Customer Wants a Non-Original Case Finish
By Mark Kinsler
I truly sympathize with anyone whose customer wishes to essentially
vandalize a fine old instrument. It's a really tough situation.
This is one of the problems when you make a business out of a
hobby/obsession. One of the reasons that I had a moderate amount
of luck in electronics is that it was never a hobby for me -- always
a business. If a customer wanted something weird done to a Fine Old
Amplifier or something, it didn't bother me a lot.
But since I'm an enthusiast in many other areas, I can easily see the
problem that a fine craftsman would have with someone who wishes to
paint a Steinway a nice lime green to match the rumpus room furniture.
You need the business, but at what cost to integrity?
I don't think that there's any good solution.
Lancaster, Ohio USA
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