Our pricing method
In the greater scheme of things, as we all know, some things cost more. Some cost less. It is often believed that a higher price will ensure quality and well spent money … in some cases not really.
How we price our instruments is based on rather simple codes of practice.
It costs us something to get it in then we add some on top to make it worth our while and keep us going. Of course this brief idea is questionable … What does it take to keep us going and how often do we send our entire staff on a one month cruise? We don’t.
An example of how we price our house brand and trade instruments.
- Cost of instrument in plus a shelf life margin.
- Material and setup parts added in so that all the fittings are perfect.
- Time spent on getting the instrument to playing and sonic perfection.
- This all added up then brings us to our price.
There are of course instruments that come our way that require us to pay a premium price before we even get a chance to work on it. These are usually master made instruments with long histories or great providence. In these case you would know that you have entered into a higher priced category.
In the case of most of our stocked instruments we use mostly part built instruments from either China or Europe that we refinish and setup for perfect playability and sound. There are other cases where we start with old hand built samples that we then “perfect” before we make it available to you. This way we are able to provide instruments that do not come with big tickets at the same time as making it possible to enjoy a big ticket experience.