Robin Amend, of Amend Music Center, with a 1950s-era tuba. Instrument repair requires one to be a perfectionist, he said, “particularly if you’re working with professional musicians’ instruments.” (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
By Michael Guilfoil
For The Spokesman-Review
Business at Amend Music Center was brisk one afternoon when co-owner Robin Amend noticed a man seemingly entranced by the shop’s classic marching-band uniforms, vintage posters and photos, wooden files and all manner of musical instruments.
When Amend asked if he could help, the man said he was from Seattle visiting his mother, and that every time he came to Spokane he made a pilgrimage to 1305 W. 14th Ave.
“I didn’t realize places like this still existed,” he told Amend. “It feels different than anywhere else I’ve ever been.”