I have a question for the experienced luthiers out there. I've always been interested in instrument repair and have always had a dream that somehow, someday I'd be able to apprentice to become a luthier. This is still somewhat of a pipe dream as I have young kids and a mortgage and am afraid to imagine what (if any) money I'd earn as an apprentice. I'm just genuinely interested in what your experiences were in terms of how long you apprenticed and how your careers developed. Any stories would be of great interest to me.