This is the case with many musical items that pass over the threshold of many repair shops. I'll gladly take on most any repair but I also want to educate the person bringing it in and really get to know the history behind the who, what, when, where, why, how of it all. Maybe it's been passed down in the family and its a "cost-no-object" scenario (not too common) or maybe (the more common) its the vision of the thing just being "COOL" again. These are the trickier ones since "cool" comes with a cost too,...sometimes which outweighs the value of it.
So,....where do we go from here? Take these things into consderation......
- How much did you pay for it?
- Do you know the current market value?
- Do you plan to keep it?
- How well does it work for your current situation?
- What is your vision?
If you can answer these questions or get answers for these questions it will make your repair experience much better and you will have an idea of what to expect. If you are really lucky - your repair shop/local music store will walk you through this. I ask these things to every single person when it comes to instruments and amplifiers because it's worth it. Not just for me but for all parties involved. And you know what? People appreciate it.