Post Number: 958
|Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 3:14 am: |
When I visited the factory way back in 2000, that actual day I was made redundant.
After the tour I thought what a magical place to work.
I know we all get sick of our jobs at some point and right now I am absolutley pissed off with mine, almost to the point of telling them to shove it.
Do they do apprenticeships in what they do, looking at the build histories, seeing the raw wood which doesn't look impressive and then the final result, well it is just amazing.
So how do you get a job with them, does your CV have to show previous luthier skills and qualifications or do you have to be totally enthusiastic about what they do..if it is the latter I would like to be considered I cannot think of anything more pleasurable than getting up in the morning and going to the factory to help build and produce those fine instruments.
Post Number: 2354
|Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 4:40 am: |
You might have to move away from Stockton terry!
Post Number: 959
|Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 9:43 am: |
Jacko...I live on my own so I just sell everything(except my Alembic of course)
Post Number: 15
|Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:08 am: |
Work is a four letter word.
My guess is you have to be "family" (though not necesesarily related). I'm taking the tour next week, so I'll ask them and file my report if your question isn't answered by then.
Cool question BTW, I'ld bet a lot of us have had that thought.
Post Number: 218
|Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 3:44 pm: |
YES! I feel you Terry!
I am not too happy working for a mega corporation right now.
I have some crazy, mad precision measuring skills that would probably be handy at such a shop. . . . Mica?
Post Number: 973
|Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 - 10:03 am: |
basicovoo..inside info is the best so let me know.
Without being too modest I can turn my hand to almost anything, and with proper training I am sure I could build basses and guitars.
I did build my own bass many years ago, it wasn't great at all but it played.
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 - 12:00 pm: |
In fact I did remember to ask Mica yesterday. She said probably most important, you would have to love wood. She went on to say that they would almost prefer that you didn't have experience. That it might get in the way of making what the customer spec. on the work order. For example, there was one in the paint booth customer wants painted black. I can't say for sure, but I might just have a problem covering a beautifully figured piece with paint.
I think the bigger question is that even if it is something you love doing, after you start getting paid, how long before it turns into a J-O-B.
Oh who am I kidding? I'ld jump at it in a hot second, given the chance
Post Number: 976
|Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 - 3:48 pm: |
basicovoo--thanks for the info, I have no experience as a pro luthier so I think I qualify.
Some people on this planet do jobs they love and never get tired of doing it.
I was one of them but now I hate what I am doing because it has too many conflicts.
As for wood...there is no better material to work with, lets face it ,Steinberger basses may be good but you cannot get that beautiful visual experience with up market plastic called graphite.
So when do I start Mica???