I thought i’d kick off the year with a note to everyone just to let you know where things are and where things are headed in the new year.
The past year has been one of great challenges and frustrations for Decibel Guitars. Rather than go into a lot of boring detail, i’ll sum things up by saying that i was unable to reach the ambitious goals and objectives i set out to achieve with Decibel in 2012. This was a huge disappointment, and i know i’ve let some of you down with delays and missed deadlines.
That said, i learned a lot from the process. Mainly, i learned that in trying to build guitars (and a company) on a part-time basis, i really wasn’t giving Decibel the time and resources it needed to properly grow and flourish.
After a lot of soul-searching, a lot of sleepless nights, and more time in front of spreadsheets and writing business plans than i would care to repeat any time soon, i’m excited to announce that in 2013, i am making Decibel my full-time commitment and my “day job”.
I have taken a lease on 1000 square feet of industrial space, and i’m in the process of securing start-up financing to fund the acquisition of all the equipment i’ll need to fulfill my vision for Decibel Guitars for the near future, and position it well for long-term sustainable growth.
To those with builds in progress, i do apologize that they have taken longer than anticipated, and that deadlines have come and passed. That will be changing for the better with the acquisition of new equipment in the coming weeks.
To those on the wait list, my hope is that once i’m up to speed, builds will proceed at a much more regular pace, reducing wait times for everyone. I also hope to squeeze in occasional one-off builds and potentially short runs that will be offered for sale to those on the wait list before sold to the general public.
In conclusion, i’d like to thank you all for your enthusiasm, your confidence and your belief in what i’m doing. The journey is about to get REALLY exciting.
All the best for a healthy and prosperous 2013!
Owner, Decibel Guitars