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Extending Instrument Life

The one thing is cleaning! Simply wiping down an instrument after playing can make a significant difference in the care of an instrument. This habit does a few things. The process of wiping it down protects the varnish, which in turn saves the wood, which in turn saves from spending money on expensive repairs. It’s also a perfect opportunity to visually inspect the instrument to notice any potential problems before they become bigger.

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Ryan McLaughlin: Perfectionist

Be demanding his business card commands of you, right at the top. The way Ryan McLaughlin talks about being a luthier makes you think it’s for life. It’s almost as though the word patience has a hidden definition underneath our lay definition. Ryan reeks of the kind of calm that people coming to peace with a long prison sentence can understand. A calendar that only displays years. Patience without a push notification.

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Ryan McLaughlin