I love the idea! Sort of a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval or the UL tag on electrical stuff. HMMMM Handmade Music Guild: Certified!
here's some thoughts
how does one get certified?
who does the certifying?
should individual instruments get certified?
who decides? and on what parameters?
the guild needs a logo and also a certification icon (coat of arms both?)
logo can be displayed as a Handmade Music Guild member and the certification could be used for an individual instrument HMG certification, perhaps even with a printable certificate
both logos should be clickable back to the guild certification page for you or the instrument
(HAAA, sorry about the name Handmade Music Guild, HMG, sounds good to me but it could be anything)
typical certification of anything is Submit, Review, Decision (sometimes a fee is involved)
something like this would require a database that'll be searchable for ages to come
or just a group here where someone posts 5 pics of different instruments to be considered a member and 5 detail pics of an instrument to be certified in a new discussion
maybe voted on in posts by anyone and take a tally after x amount of days
er, maybe a silent vote set up as a poll
Stuff to think about, any ideas?