Fort Washington-based Superior Guitar Work, owned by Tim Huenke of Flourtown, has been busier than ever during the pandemic, writes Len Lear for the Chestnut Hill Local.
Huenke has been building and repairing guitars at his shop for 17 years. Even under normal circumstances, instrument restoration takes a long time, he explained. Having to shut down for three months during the pandemic only made it harder to meet people’s expectations on timelines for completion.
“Once we were able to open back up, the demand for our services has gone through the roof,” said Huenke. “People are stuck at home. My guess is that they think it’s a good time to get that guitar worked on.”
However, this increased demand has put additional pressure on the owner who also had to find the extra time to spend with his children who are home from school.
“Everyone’s cooped up at home and that places extra personal demands on your time as a parent and spouse,” he said. “So I can’t say that the pandemic hasn’t been challenging on many levels, but yes, if you’re going to measure business being good based upon demand, then it’s booming.”
Read more about the shop in the Chestnut Hill Local.