Trumpet engraving

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Jack_93, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

    Sep 25, 2009
    Polson, MT
    Have you tried talking to a jeweler?
  2. tundratrekers

    tundratrekers New Friend

    Oct 18, 2012
    Not sure who this is directed?
  3. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
  4. acarcido

    acarcido Forte User

    Dec 28, 2009
    Ontario, Ca
    I am among one of those highly interested in getting a Silver Flair engraved. Just curious as to cost and workmanship. Can't just send my baby off to anyone not knowing what I'm getting into.
  5. tundratrekers

    tundratrekers New Friend

    Oct 18, 2012
    Well, pricing is a very subjective point.

    I don't see anywhere that anyone but Sherrie has any prices listed anywhere.

    I am pretty sure that the only reason she does is because she works from patterns.

    Which means she does the design enough times to know how long it will take.

    Hence,those from patterns are similar to each other, not necessarily one of a kind.

    As far as knowing who you are sending too, There are a couple of excellent music stores that will accept receipt and reshipping, then I will engrave it .

    Or you can ship directly to my place via UPS/FED-X/USPS.

    Also can have the re-plateing/lacquering,done to professional standards, at either place.

    Either place can do any prep work that may need to be done,dents, polishing, etc...

    Payment can also be made through them,via whatever method is agreeable.

    Mostly,I don't charge for design workup,as long as i have artistic license.

    Or,if you supply the design.

    I keep the rights to my own designs. Unless other arrangements are made between us.

    I dont charge for lunch hour ,or any other breaks from the job at hand, if i have to answer the phone,I turn off the clock. If I have to sharpen the graver,thats part of the job.

    Once I begin working on the actual horn/instrument,which includes the actual laying out of the design, and the cutting,i start the clock.

    As for amount of coverage per hour,is also very hard to quote,without knowing the amount of detail, how many lines per inch will be as varied as the design calls for.

    Every job gets MORE than is charged for , because thats how I do things, how much more?,as much as is needed to make me feel good about the job,and you to feel you got true value for your investment.

    That being said: My standard rate is $50 per. hr.

    If you feel the need to go through the store method,I believe, thats another 20%.

    But then they will be guaranteeing the job ,and insuring the horn while its here.

    Hope that answers your questions/concerns.

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  6. acarcido

    acarcido Forte User

    Dec 28, 2009
    Ontario, Ca
    Michael, that is an excellent reply to my question. I am keeping your info saved for the near future. I will be contacting you....
  7. Conntribution

    Conntribution Fortissimo User

    Dec 25, 2010
    Lloyd Harbor NY.
    An excellent reply to my query! Thanks, and believe me when I say only the time involved can determine the price, being in a similar situation myself. Thanks!
  8. BinaryHulledIon

    BinaryHulledIon Piano User

    Nov 23, 2012
    Spartanburg, SC
    Is there a way we could know how many hours it took to produce some of your samples? That would give people an idea of what they're getting into.
  9. tundratrekers

    tundratrekers New Friend

    Oct 18, 2012
    For all who asked, I have added an pricing page to my site.
    Please read carefully, as the prices are subject to change.

    OK, You guys want fabulous looking horns, and, I need the work and references, and to build my reputation in the community here.

    The Holton with the Humming Bird and Butterfly is full coverage to the mouthpiece.

    Normally that work is approx.$750

    For a limited time I will offer "whole sale" pricing.

    In return I want word of mouth advertising, references,and the pictures.

    Basically, you guys want killer looking horns, I want to get my name and work out there, it’s that simple.

    So , lets make some dreams come true.

    We can arrange shipment to and from the local music store.

    They will receive , I will engrave, they will hold till i receive full payment, then return ship to you.

    I know the owners of all the music stores in the Anchorage/ Mat -Su valley area.

    You can always ship directly to myself(Cheaper) via., UPS, Fed -X, USPS .

    Full coverage ,including the inside of flair, small tubes, and other accessible areas that
    fit the design, etc.... $750
    Full coverage to the mouthpiece - excluding the inside of flair $500
    Full coverage of flair $250+ inside add$100
    Inside flair- $200+
    Finger keys on valves- $50 + per valve
    Valve keys and bottom caps $75+ per valve
    Engraving can only be done on areas that are accessible.
    You can also specify an dollar amount you do not wish to exceed.
    All introductory prices are for payment made by U.S.Postal money order.
    Make payment after engraving is completed.
    Other forms of payment need to be pre arranged.

    Whom ever wants to get in on this introductory pricing, should not delay.
    As i will be offering this only until I get some backlog.

    If you need something not listed,get in touch.

    At your service,
    michael ,

    michael,Alaska USA
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  10. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

    May 16, 2011
    I wish you were in AL with your engraving skills! Excellent work!

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