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Season’s Greetings

This time of year always feels like a good time to say thank you and to wish you well.

So…

Thank you.

Thank you for reading this stuff. Thank you for emailing me and commenting on this stuff. If you’ve downloaded or bought any of my books this year, thank you. If you’ve trusted me with your guitars or basses this year, a massive thank you. All of this means a lot to me and I really appreciate your trust.

I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with my family — it’s gonna be great. If you’re celebrating something this time of year, I hope your holiday is fantastic. And, if you’re not celebrating anything in particular, well, then just have a great day. 👍

Happy Christmas and thanks again.

Gerry

P.S. Haze Guitars is now closed for the holidays and will reopen in the new year, on 2nd of January. See you then.

Happy Christmas from Gerry at Haze Guitars

Thank you

It’s been something of a topsy-turvy few weeks for me and that’s had an impact on things at Haze Guitars. Sorry about that. 

If you’ve been good enough to accommodate me and reschedule appointments, thank you so much for your patience and understanding. And, if I’ve neglected to get back to anyone recently, I’m sorry and I’ll do my best to rectify that as things get back on an even keel around here. 

Thanks for your trust

As is (rightfully) customary for me at this time of year, I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who’s trusted me with their precious instruments over the last year. I know what that means and I really appreciate it. I say it every year, and I mean it every year, thank you. Thank you very much. 

Haze Guitars will be closed until January 3rd, 2018 and I’m looking forward to getting back to working on some guitars. 

Happy Christmas to you all. I’ll see you next year and, until then, find someone you care about and give them a hug. 

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Summer Availabilty

This is a bit of a difficult post for me (more on why in a minute), but it's an important one. Please bear with me along the way. 

I want to let you all know about my availability over the summer. Essentially, I’m going to be taking some time away from repair work 

What does this mean?

Well, I’m going to be unavailable for new repair appointments from 4th July to 29th August.

And, that's the TL;DR (Too-Long-Didn't-Read) takeaway from this so it's worth restating:

I'll be unavailable for new repair appointments from 4th of July to 29th of August

Why?

There are a number of reasons… 

New Builds

Firstly—and most importantly—I have a number of builds that I need to work on and repair work is currently filling all of my time. Unless I can carve some time specially for builds, they won’t get done. 

’Extra-curricular activities’

Secondly, I have a number of other projects that I’m working on and they’re not getting done either. Without dedicating a period of time to them, they’ll continue to just trickle along. I want to speed things up and that means taking a hit. 

Personal time

Thirdly—and this is weirdly hard to say—I want to take a break. Over the last six or seven years, I’ve taken about twenty to twenty-five days off a year. That’s not twenty days holidays on top of weekends and bank holidays—that’s twenty days total. I tend to work Saturdays and Sundays most weeks and I don't take a lot of holidays.

I’m not complaining, by the way—I’m just saying this because I feel like I have to justify my decision. Truth is, I love my job. I can’t imagine a better one and I consider myself massively lucky that people trust me enough that I actually have this much work to do. 

And that’s exactly why taking this time away is a difficult thing to do… 

That difficulty I mentioned

I am hugely grateful that you guys have faith in me to get your guitars, basses, and miscellaneous stringed things playing their best. That means a lot to me. 

And that's why I feel crappy thinking I might cause anyone hassle by not being available.

I'm sorry if this makes anyone's life more stressful than they need to be. I really hope it doesn't cause too much inconvenience. 

How it’s going to work. 

  • I’ll be unavailable for new repairs from from 4th July to 29th August
  • I’ll be available by email all through this period. Feel free to mail me if you need some advice or whatever. 
  • I’ll continue to blog, and email, and send I'm-Still-Alive messages throughout.
  • I’ll update here and the usual social media spots when appointments open again. If you’d like me to email you directly with this information, just pop your email address in the box below.

Availability between now and then

My calendar was pretty full for the next four weeks. However, I’ve hacked anything non-essential I can from my schedule and I’ve made a few more appointment slots available. 

If you’ve something you’d like me to look at before the summer, make an appointment

Thank you

I just want to finish by saying thanks. Thank you for trusting me and for letting me work on your instruments. I hope I won’t cause you too much hassle, and I hope I can see you again. 

Season's Greetings and Thank You

Excellent colouring by Eimear.  :-)

Excellent colouring by Eimear.  :-)

Season’s greetings, all. Ho ho ho and all that.

It’s that time of year again. As Santa rocks and rolls, I take a few days off. The only guitar I’ll be touching over the next few days is my own. There is turkey that must be consumed and interesting ales that must be drunk, so:

Haze Guitars will be closed from 23rd December, opening again on January 4th.

I’ll be hitting the ground at a sprint in January. The traditional Haze Setup Sale will run all through January. More on that in a few days—stay tuned.

Thank you

Also traditional—and hugely important—as the year draws to an end, I want to say a massive and sincere ‘thank you’ to everybody who’s trusted me with their instruments over the last year. I understand these instruments mean a lot to you and it means a lot to me that you trusted me with them. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hope I was able to help out.

Happy Holidays

So, to you all, a happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Saturnalia, Solstice, Newtonmas, Rod Serling’s Birthday, or whatever you happen to celebrate around this time of year. Or, if you don’t celebrate anything around now, just have a nice day. 

Cheers, everyone.