Posted on January 13, 2012
Stohrer Music News, January 2012
My news updates are infrequent enough I have forgotten which volume I am on, so January 2012 it is.
This update is actually taken in major part from a very kind thread about me under “dealer evaluations” on Saxontheweb.
So, it’s 2012.
I’m insanely lucky enough to be fairly booked for repairs for this whole upcoming year (with the exceptions of locals and previous clients, whom I will always make time for), and I’m going to be spending all of my extra time this year focusing on adding products to my website. I am currently a P. Mauriat, BAM, and Protec dealer, and I hope to also add several more product lines this year- in addition to more vintage mouthpieces and horns. One that I am excited about and working on is possibly becoming a Keilwerth dealer (cross you fingers for me!)- which would get my same new saxophone setup included in the price- and maybe some mouthpiece lines as well. Since I am a small-time one-man type of deal, and I am doing all of this on my own with no loans, progress is slow but sure. In fact, the way I’ve got it set up, my repair services put food on the table, and 100% of my sales of cases, horns, mouthpieces etc. is reinvested into more products- and in some cases like my upcoming machining class this spring into knowledge I can directly put to use in your service.
So if I can keep on doing the do and you folks find me useful, my site and business should grow in selection while still doing things the way I do them now- personal interaction for every sale, free and honest advice, putting in the extra time and trying to make a 21st century mom-and-pop-corner-saxophone-store on the web.
And I’ve got a baby (well not me personally, my wife in fact) on the way in a couple weeks, so I am sure that my motivation to do more will only increase as time goes on. And remember- I can pretty much special order almost anything. What I lack in razor-thin margins and massive selection I hope to make up for in actually picking up the phone and getting you what you want. Indeed if you want a basic and widely available item like a Pro-tec baritone sax case, I simply can’t beat the volume pricing of some other folks, but I can point you in their direction if I’m not the best choice.
So that’s what’s up with me. I am happy you’ve stopped by to read this, and hope that we do business in the future. If there is any way I can help you out, just let me know.