Baguley Guitars - FAQ
General FAQ: Ordering, Shipping & Policies
1. How long does it take from order to shipping?
We understand that you're eager to receive your new instrument, and we're just as excited to craft it for you! Our projects are designed, CNC'd, and assembled in-house on our machines running 24/7. While we work at full capacity and put in our best efforts, we're just a small team and the lead times on standard orders are typically 3-6 months for Bolt-On Necks and Guitars. Please note that special finishes (anodizing) may take longer, as we need to wait until we get the parts back from our anodizing partner. We promise to be as transparent as possible with our process and keep you informed if any delays arise.
2. Do you ship to my country?
Absolutely! We're thrilled to share our creations with music enthusiasts worldwide. We ship to every country in the world, so no matter where you are, you can experience the exceptional quality of our instruments.
3. Do you offer custom Bolt-On Necks?
Certainly! We love bringing your unique vision to life. We offer custom Bolt-On Necks tailored to your preferences. Please keep in mind that these bespoke creations may take longer and cost more due to design work and unique technical requirements. Get in touch with us, and let's create something extraordinary together!
4. Do I have to modify my Guitar to fit the replacement neck?
We strive to make the transition to our instruments as seamless as possible. Our standard necks are compatible with FMIC neck pockets. In most cases, you won't need to modify your guitar. Occasionally, you might need to widen the bolt-holes slightly, but usually, that's not necessary. Should you encounter any issues during the installation process, our support team is just a message away to assist you.
5. Is there a warranty for my item?
Absolutely! We stand behind the quality of our instruments, and as a testament to our craftsmanship, we offer a lifetime warranty. Play with confidence, knowing that we've got you covered.
6. Is there a way to cancel my order?
We understand that circumstances can change, and we're here to support you. As a small company, planning is essential for us. If you feel the need to cancel your order, we kindly ask that you get in touch with us as soon as possible. Our team will work with you to find the best solution and minimize any impact on our production process. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we're committed to ensuring you have a positive experience with us.
7. Do you give out free demo necks or guitars?
At this time, we don't offer free demo necks or guitars. However, we're confident in the craftsmanship of our instruments, and we're here to answer any questions you may have. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the right choice for your musical journey.
Aluminum FAQ: Properties and Maintenance of Aluminum Instruments
1. Why would I choose an aluminum guitar neck over a traditional wood neck?
Aluminum guitar necks offer a range of advantages over traditional wood necks. They are exceptionally durable, resistant to warping, and provide enhanced stability, resulting in better tuning and intonation. Additionally, aluminum necks can offer unique tonal characteristics, favored by players seeking a brighter, more articulate sound.
2. Will an aluminum guitar neck feel different to play compared to a wood neck?
Yes, aluminum guitar necks have a distinct feel compared to wood necks. They tend to be smoother and have a faster playability due to their low friction surface. Some players appreciate the effortless gliding over the fretboard, while others might prefer the traditional feel of wood. Trying out an aluminum neck guitar in person can help you determine if it suits your playing style.
3. Are aluminum guitar necks suitable for all playing styles?
Absolutely! Our aluminum guitar necks are designed to cater to a wide range of playing styles. Their inherent stability and precision make them suitable for various genres, including rock, metal, jazz, and fusion. Whether you're a shredder, a strummer, or anything in between, our aluminum necks are up for the task!
4. How does the durability of an aluminum guitar neck compare to a wood neck?
You can trust the robust construction of our aluminum necks to withstand years of heavy playing without any significant issues. Unlike wood necks, which can be affected by changes in humidity and temperature, aluminum necks are built to last, providing you with a lifetime of musical enjoyment.
5. Do aluminum guitar necks affect the tone of the instrument?
Yes, aluminum guitar necks can have a notable impact on the tone of the instrument. They tend to provide a brighter, more focused sound with increased sustain. Players seeking a unique tonal character that cuts through the mix often find aluminum necks appealing. However, the body wood and pickups also play a significant role in shaping the overall tone of the guitar.
6. Do aluminum necks require special care and maintenance?
Not at all! Aluminum necks are relatively low maintenance. Fingerprints can be dealt with a simple fine cloth and some cleaning alcohol like Isopropanol. To keep your aluminum neck in top-notch condition, regular cleaning with these supplies is recommended, allowing you to enjoy worry-free playing.
7. Are the aluminum necks compatible with all guitar bodies?
Our standard aluminum necks are designed to be compatible with FMIC guitar bodies and neck pockets. Ensuring a seamless fit with your guitar is our priority, so you can concentrate on making beautiful music without any worries.
We do offer custom jobs for other bodies, too.
8. Do you offer full guitars made out of aluminum?
Yes, in addition to our aluminum guitar necks, we proudly offer full guitars with aluminum bodies. These guitars feature hollow aluminum bodies with balancing weights, providing an excellent balance and enhanced playability. Additionally, we also offer body materials in acrylic and wood, allowing you to choose the perfect combination that suits your style and preferences.
9. Can I opt for hollow aluminum necks to relieve weight?
Absolutely! We provide the option to choose hollow aluminum necks, which reduce the weight of the instrument while retaining all the benefits of our aluminum neck technology. Experience a lighter and more comfortable playing experience without compromising on performance and durability.
10. Do you offer your own pickups?
Yes, we take great pride in offering our own Omnia pickups as a standard option for our instruments. Our pickups are meticulously designed to deliver an unaltered projection of the instrument's inherent tone, clarity, and maximum dynamic range. Additionally, they feature a hum-free single-coil voicing, ensuring your music shines through without any unwanted noise.
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