ok. here is you awnser. by some people they are by other people they aren't. the rest of the thread will just be a debate on the definition of boutique. which is about the biggest waste of bandwidth I can imagine.I'm just curious as to peoples perceptions of them. Was it not obvious? Why did you choose to wast the bandwidth?
Why did you choose to use more bandwidth than he used to criticize a fair comment? Total bandwidth you both used < negligible. Total snark you used = more than the bandwidth used.I'm just curious as to peoples perceptions of them. Was it not obvious? Why did you choose to wast the bandwidth?
As far as number of employees... Heritage has 20.Boutique when it comes to guitars refers to a small specialized shop with a minimum of employees putting out a small number of instruments. There aren't cut and dried guidelines for any of that, but I think Heritage is much bigger, has many more employees, and puts out many more guitars than what would be referred to as "boutique."
Except for 1, the owners are all at or beyond 70 years old. They're not gonna change much, probably ever. I'm guessing that the value of the owner made guitars will rise when they're not there anymore.I'd say yes. There are criteria for "boutique" but they are very loosely followed. I tried to outline it but there are just so many exceptions, and I couldn't get over things like this: Say Heritage guitars were in huge demand all of the sudden and started making 50,000 guitars a year instead of 1,200, and hired 100 more workers. If they still kept the same manufacturing process, would they still be considered boutique? It's hard for me to wrap my head around, but my guess would be "no" because I'm not sure how you would train those 100 new employees in time to fulfill the demand. And if quality slipped because of "mass production"...ugh, we need a treatise.