Should I get this instrument repaired or shop for a new one?
Some typical customer comments......
"How much will it cost to get this horn playing?"
"I saw some shiny new ones at the shopper's club when I was buying dogfood."
"We found this in Uncle Joe's basement." "Is it worth fixing?"
"Are you kidding?" "I can buy a brand new one for what it'll cost to fix"
Repairing OR Getting New
"They don't make them like that anymore" is an adage often heard. In most circumstances keeping an older instrument in working condition is a great investment.
We will always give you an honest appraisal of the conditon of your instrument and the options you have in repairing it. The musical instrument market in the U.S.A. has been flooded recently with inferior, inexpensive imported instruments. Consumers, especially parents of beginner students, are often drawn to a bargain. But the truth is, you get what you pay for. Cheap imported instruments, which may appear shiny and new, often don't play well, break easily, and are difficult to find replacement parts for. Musicians, be they novice or experienced, can not learn to play music on instruments that leak or won't hold a tune. Frustration with faulty instruments will inhibit practice and playing abiltiy.