We're Back From China

My three sons and I just got back from our annual trip to China, and despite some serious jetlag, I am so excited about what we accomplished. We go for several reasons.  The first half of the trip, we visit our existing workshops (most of them are in Beijing) to make adjustments to our existing product lines, and make sure that they are meeting our standards.  We also work with them to develop new instruments, and hand pick completed instruments to add to our inventory.  The second half of our tip is spent in Shanghai, where we attend the world’s largest music tradeshow.  It’s a unique opportunity for us to find new makers to partner with.  We have found so many fabulous instruments and makers there over the past ten years.

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Stephen Heck