I require a non-refundable deposit of 1/3 the final cost of the instrument to secure a place on my waiting list with the remaining 2/3 due at the time of completion. Since the majority of my instruments are highly customized the length of time that your order will stay on this list can fluctuate so I invite you to inquire as to current delivery times. I will do my best to give as accurate a time frame as possible but it can be extremely difficult to judge specific waiting times. It's important for me that all of my customers know this ahead of time and can be flexible.
Throughout the building process I will keep you current with the progress I am making and with how the instrument's voice and tonality are developing. I always provide "in-progress" photos on CDR with every order so you can see exactly how your particular instrument came together. Over the months our collaborations will work to create an instrument of beauty and function specifically designed for you and your musical needs.
Instruments are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for my life as an active luthier. Damage due to normal wear and tear, abuse, neglect, extremes of temperature or humidity, or natural disaster are not covered. Owners are expected to properly care for their instrument. All warranty work must be performed by myself.