Prices & Options
The goal is that every customer is delighted with their Azaret guitar which is why a money back guarantee is offered, minus the deposit. A $500 deposit is requested to secure a commission. Typical interval is one year, and is discussed at time of commission. At completion of the instrument, full payment is requested. The customer then has a period of two weeks to make sure that the instrument is suitable. At the end of this two week period, a customer may return the instrument for a full refund minus the deposit. If the design of the guitar is significantly beyond the normal neck dimensions or aesthetics popular to players, a larger deposit may be requested to cover the possible future difficulties of selling a very individualized instrument.
Shipment and insurance costs are the responsibility of the buyer, and a state tax of 6.25% applies to Massachusetts residents.
Creating your Azaret Guitar
The basic price for an Azaret Guitar is $7000. This includes highest quality North American or European Spruce, Western Redcedar or Redwood, and East Indian back and sides or similar available high quality tonewoods such as Padauk, Maple, Bubinga, Grenadillo, or Wenge. Rare back and sides woods such as Honduras Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood, Cocobolo, and others, are available for premiums ranging from $200 to $3000.
Standard basic features include:
· Choice of scale length
Compensated nut and saddle
· Neck profile
· Ebony fretboard
· Choice of neck stock (Mahogany or Spanish Cedar)
· Traditional Spanish heel neck/body juncture
· Choice of fret size (width, height, metal compound)
· Any desired position markers
· Choice of rosettes with matching purfling/binding
Choice of Brazilian Rosewood or Padauk bridge
· Bound fretboard (hidden fret ends)
· Choice of matching fretboard and body binding
· Choice of hidden graphite reinforced neck or exposed center neck laminate (can match lining)
· Choice of head design inlay woods
· Gotoh Premium Tuners – gold plated, friction-less bearing rollers, choice of knob material
· Traditional Shellac French polish
· Optional hand applied oil varnish on neck and sides
· High quality hard-shell arched case
· A side port with adjustable sliding door is offered on the Kasha style guitar for a $500 premium.
Double laminated sides for improved projection and clarity $1000
· Upgraded Tuners – Rodgers, Alessi, others – market price minus allowance
· Flight Cases can be fitted and ordered in advance
· Special cosmetic requests