I once had a guitar made of stained glass. ---- So, yeah, with domestic stuff, I'm not much of a DIY'er, unless it's a furnace or something electrical, but when I worked as a tech, I would go a little more nuts every time I saw a guitar on the work docket with something like "replace high E string." I always assumed it was some pre-teen kid who just started, and sometimes it was, but usually it wasn't. There were a couple occasions when a gold top Les Paul or a vintage reissue Fender would be sitting there in a case with the E string broken. But really, it is all a matter of having money. This guy who can afford a ~$3k Fender wants me to change his high E string for $15 labour and $1 material. Easy for me. Maybe the guy pays a guy to flush the toilet for him, too, why should I care? I'm sure there are plenty of folks out there who scoff at me for hiring a guy to balance and rotate my tyres. It's one thing I'm sure I could figure out on my own, but I just don't place that kind of value on being equipped to do it myself.