Fodera Guitar Partners, LLC Instrument Payment Policy
Fodera Guitars requires a deposit for new instrument orders, $1,000 for Standards and $2,000 for Customs, unless otherwise agreed upon (ie. Masterbuilts require a $5,000 deposit). Our receipt of your deposit ensures two things:
1. The price of your instrument is locked in at the pricing level in place at the time of your deposit.
2. Your order will be assigned a “Production Date” which is typically the month in which the final assembly of your instrument is expected to be complete. We generally assign Production Dates chronologically based on when orders with deposits are received. Your Production Date and Production Number will be provided to you via email within a few days of our receipt of your deposit. Your instrument will generally be completed 7-9 months from the time a deposit is placed.
Predicting the exact time to build complicated, custom musical instruments is part science and part art (at best) and the Production Date that we assign you is our best effort to provide a realistic time frame for when final assembly of your instrument is likely to happen. Should this timeline change significantly, we will make reasonable efforts to contact you and make you aware. Unless we fail to deliver your instrument within six (6) months following your originally estimated completion (or any updated Production Date that we apprise you of and that you do not object to in writing), your deposit is non-refundable.
Any changes to the specifications of your instrument must be made within a month of placing your deposit. For any month that passes without confirmed specs beyond that one (1) month mark, you will incur a fee of $100 per month. In extreme cases, the build will be pushed to the end of our production schedule in addition to the accruing fees. All such modifications will be made at the then prevailing prices.
When your instrument is nearly complete, we will notify you that the balance remaining for your order is due and payable. You will have fourteen (14) days from the date of this notification to make payment. Should you fail to make this payment within fourteen (14) days, we reserve the right to add a $100 fee for every month that there is still a pending balance and/or sell your instrument and will consider your deposit and any progress payments made to have been forfeited.
All deposits and any progress payments made are non-refundable and will be forfeited at the time of any order cancellation.