FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Where can l buy/ order the guitars?
Here, right here. Write a mail then I'll guide you. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. How many months does it take building a guitar? How does an order look like?
Usually 6-7 months, it can be faster. But for best results we need to count with this schedule. Before any process starts we are going to have some mails which describes perfectly your wish with any small detail, up to string gauge and brand. When we confirm there's no more possibility to change anything on. No pictures under process. First photo from your guitar is going to be done before final set up.
Why? Easy and simple, like the pentatonic scale: Maybe you changed your mind and you would like to have a mini switch, or two. More or less pots. More or less pickups, or other configuration, HH instead of HSH, or HHS and so on. And the cavity maybe had been routered already or there´s no more place and no way back either... Once we made the final check list you agree with this. What you get is what you see.
3. Shipping? Case?
Of course it works, anywhere you want. The shipping is up to you: it can be slower( and cheaper) or very fast( it costs extra). Hardcase included as well with logo on it which will protect your guitar all across its journey. The price doesn´t include shipping, taxes or other fees outside from EU.
4. How can I pay for that? How much do I have to pay for an instrument?
Paypal/ wire transfer and always in Swedish Krona( SEK). Check yourself the actual currency. When we confirmed everything you need to transfer 50% of the final price at our account, then 25% under building, the rest 25% right before shipping. We'll let you know when we are almost finished the job so you don't have to worry about that. Different models- different price. The final price depends on your hardware wish.
As an origo, we can say a guitar- or a bass is somewhere around 20000 SEK. It can be cheaper or more expensive. For this money your instrument is a custom- you can choose almost whatever you want and due this way, it never will be a standard model.
Using True Temperament fretboard: You may choose between maple, rosewood or ebony fretboard, 21-24 frets and ALWAYS 12" Radius. Just because this is their standard and this is the only Radius. Adding TT on your guitar, it will increase the final price with at least 6000 SEK extra.
As bonus you will get t-shirt, a neck strap keychain( looks fine for stage pass, or car key holder) and picks( .90).
Send me a link about your band, we can find a deal.
Ordering one guitar and one bass you get 15% discount of the final price, two guitars and one bass the discount is 20% and F R E E worldwide shipping. And guaranteed faster building time, 3-4 months.
5. Anything more I should know?
Nothing special, I´ll try to answer always as fast as possible. But anyway within one day. Any guitar leaves the workshop in mint condition, wellpacked, intonated. Plug in and play. Due temperature, weather, moisture or any other condition it is neccesary of course an adjustment before a multiple platinum record at a reach studio. ´´It´s a long way to the top..´´
I retain rights for taking photos, promote, hype under construction and even taking them at masses or exhibitions.
With final words: my custom prices are LOW below other luthiers´ standard models. Usually if you order a custom guitar by them you can add at least 50% to my prices. Don´t you believe me? Take a look at some builder pages, I won´t give you ideas. Don´t be surprised if you can´t find guitars/ basses under 3000 €. Some of them are around 5-6000 €. What for? The same wood, same hardware, same finish...Outside of EU, you may even count the vat and other fees with delivery. As long they all use CNC, I work with bandsaw, routers. The reason why my guitars are called "Handbyggd i Sverige"- it means HANDcrafted in Sweden.
I´m not a businessman with £$€ signs before my eyes, so instead of purchasing a CNC, I do templates or work with hands. That´s it. And if it will be necessary I rather employ someone(s) than having bigger profit. Because it generate a positive vibration and inspirations to work with human beings than alone with machines. I´m old school in any kind of taste. Both musically or as a craftsman. Isn´t it better to have a coffee with someone in the workshop and listen to some Black Sabbath under working than checking alone the watch on the wall? Aproximately for the same money..
So, basically as long "big" companies say easily no for orders or endorsment( to not have problems with any kind of activists), I do build guitars for anyone. No matter of finish, outlook, shape, band background or whatever. This is what might be called customshop. But I reserve the rights for modifying on other brands...