For all of you guys who make guitars, and have never sold one - this title comes out of two different posts: 1) a couple of weeks ago, someone said in a debate on here that it's a given that everyone building guitars is hoping to get to the point that they're building for profit (paraphrased) 2) in my rant thread about S-M, twice, people assumed that I was protecting a profit margin or trying to and hoping to find a cheap supply so that my pocket would be fatter I have zero interest in ever building a guitar for profit. I have a lot of interest in getting really good at it and then eventually building a couple of violins. Why? I don't know. I have a desire to build. Not a desire to build fast and many and make a lot of money, but to build - to make things that are stimulating to learn about. There are other technical problems with building for profit: * filing taxes * dealing with homeowners exclusions if insurance finds out you've sold something you've made for gain * know it all customers * getting stuck building things you wouldn't build if you weren't doing it for profit My friend, George, built for profit, but he is such a talented builder that he can build whatever he wants and people will ask him to build something similar for them. http://www.cybozone.com/fg/wilson3.html Anyone else have a desire to build really good guitars, and zero interest in ever making any money at it?