Let’s hear from you…the readers!
I have been around this company, Solo Guitars, since it was born….years back, in a different place, with different people and a different plan. Yes there were kits and that was about it for a while. Then the company started to carry some parts, but the task was daunting….too many parts, too many SKU’s and just not enough time and people to organize, list and sell the stuff. Jump forward a bit to when the company was run by 2 partners and the concept of carrying many parts and accessories was born. I was along for the ride, taking care of various things but primarily adding my knowledge and experience to what was being considered for stock. Jump ahead once more, and the company is now family owned and not only did they decide to carry more parts….they decided to carry ‘all’ the parts. For some reason, they have kindly kept me in the fold and I continue to offer my experience and knowledge, as well as my writing ability for manuals and also ‘The Blog’.
So after a few years of coming up with monthly ideas, we all kind of feel that it is time to change things up a bit. Not so much that I have run out of ideas…there are lots out there, but to keep the blog within a certain parameter of word counts and subjects…it does pose some issues on occasion. We have thought about video blogs and demonstrating the use of some of our tools and jigs. We have thought about expanding the parameter as far as subject…let’s talk about guitar players and bands, music genres and styles or just music alone. Everyone here at the office has some idea of what they would like to see, but it’s not up to them! It’s up to you.
Rather than write up several hundred words on yet another piece of gear, or some technique or new product, we would like to throw the gauntlet to you….the customers in our rather large family who spend their money and time with Solo Guitars purchasing accessories, kits or hardware and strings. Our customer service team is getting to know so many of you personally that the one thing we all agreed upon was to ask you what you would like to see in the monthly blog. The floor is open to you…would you like to read more or perhaps would you like to see some video-blogs. Do you want to learn techniques? History? Musicians? Gear? Literally, if I have no knowledge or interest in the subjects you might pick, we can find some guest writers to add their opinion to your reality.
After all this time, my one concern (actually I have many, but only a few are grounded in reality) is that I am writing about something absolutely no-one has an interest in lol, or that in fact, no-one at all is even reading the ‘Blog’. However, the level of build quality and finishing techniques out there has become astounding…just look at our ‘Guitar of the Month’ feature. In order to help or hopefully inspire at least a few of you out there…I am putting the challenge to you. Write in an idea or a few ideas of what you would like to see in the Blog, or in place of the Blog. We will give it a couple weeks and then make some decisions as to the direction the Blog will go in over the winter and into 2024! We thank you for your purchases, and we appreciate your loyalty, but most of all, we consider all of you to be a part of the Solo family! We will look forward to your suggestions and remember, check out the website for new products , sale items and B-stock specials….there is always something for everyone!
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