ORDERING A SNIDER GUITAR OR INLAY


Guitars:


All ordering of Snider guitars is done directly through me. The process begins with a call or email, at which point I will talk with you about the things you are looking for in a guitar, including sound, feel, scale length, nut width, body shape/style, pickup configuration, wood selection, etc.. I will gladly guide you through any aspects you are unsure of or unfamiliar with.


Prices:


When you decide that you would like me to build a guitar for you, you will be asked for a non-refundable $500 deposit which will put you onto the build schedule and guarantee your spot in line, and secure current pricing. This will of course also be applied to the final price. Once a final price is agreed upon and building begins, you will be required to pay 1/2 of the remaining total value of the guitar. After final completion, you will be required to pay the remainder of the balance. Upon final payment receipt, the guitar will be shipped to you. Prices do not include shipping and applicable taxes. Highly custom orders may require a larger initial payment.

Your satisfaction is absolutely guaranteed. You will have three days upon receiving the guitar to return it, in its original condition, for a full refund, minus shipping costs and any repair or touch-up work incurred. In this highly unlikely event that you are not satisfied, you will receive your refund as soon as the guitar is sold to another buyer. (Highly custom orders may not be refundable - this will be communicated before building begins. For instance, a guitar with your name or portrait inlaid on the guitar.)

Wait time before the building process begins is currently around two months. Once building commences, it will take about four months for the completion of the guitar. You will regularly be sent pictures of the building process, so you will be able to watch your guitar come to life.

Your guitar will be quoted a custom price based on options you choose. Below are some general guidelines and figures, subject to change.

Electric:
See the
Electric page for pricing on standard models
Base price for a flat top electric is $2100
Base price for a bent top electric is $2800
Base price for a carved top, set neck electric is $4000
(Includes top plate and binding)

Standard options on all flat top and bent top models include: Bolt-on neck, Alder, Black Cherry, or Basswood body; Hard Maple, Mahogany, or Black Cherry neck; Macassar Ebony, East Indian Rosewood, Hard Maple, Bubinga, or Pao Ferro fingerboard; hand wound Snider pickups; high gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer finish; Hipshot hardtail or tune-o-matic bridge; and Gotoh 510 or Hipshot Classic tuning machines; Access Stage 3 hardshell case.

-Bent top models include: Curly Maple top

Standard options on all carved top models include: Set neck; Mahogany, Walnut, Alder, or Black Cherry body; Curly Maple, Mahogany, Black Walnut, Black Cherry or Bubinga top; Macassar Ebony, East Indian Rosewood, Hard Maple, Bubinga, or Pao Ferro fingerboard; plastic binding on body and neck; hand wound Snider pickups; high gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer finish: Hipshot hardtail or tune-o-matic bridge; and Gotoh 510 or Hipshot Classic tuning machines; Access Stage 3 hardshell case.

Please inquire about options.



Acoustic:
Base price for a steel string acoustic is $4000

Standard options include: East Indian Rosewood or Mahogany back and sides; Sitka Spruce top; Curly Maple binding; Macassar Ebony or East Indian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge; Genuine Mahogany neck, Gotoh 510 tuners; oval soundport; Access Stage 3 hardshell case.
Please inquire about options.

Inlay:

Please call or email me for details about a custom inlay project.

Warranty:

Snider guitars all come with a limited lifetime warranty issued to the original owner. This warranty covers faulty materials and craftsmanship. It does not include normal wear and tear, abuse, mishandling, or storage in extreme conditions. Warranty expires when Mike Snider or Snider Guitars expires.


Contact info:


Mike Snider
303.718.1474
mike@sniderguitars.com