Has anyone ever gotten a boutique order... on time?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by bokeh, Sep 12, 2019.

Has anyone ever gotten a boutique order... on time?

  1. Never had a late delivery.

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
  2. Every. Single. Time.

    9 vote(s)
    10.1%
  3. Usually Late.

    31 vote(s)
    34.8%
  4. Usually on time.

    22 vote(s)
    24.7%
  5. Never order boutique because of this.

    12 vote(s)
    13.5%
  6. Give 'em a pass because they're a "Nice Guy".

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  1. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Good topic op...makes one appreciate Fender, Gibson & Martin +
     
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  2. mattjayworker

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    I've custom ordered 4 different Heritage Guitars of Kalamazoo, each we're built and delivered sooner than the dealer quoted estimate.

    The average wait for each build was about 4 months.
     
  3. The Opera Panther

    The Opera Panther Supporting Member

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    @Don Grosh - promised my ElectraJet in 4 months. It showed up in ~3. Still my #1 to this day, 6 years later.
     
  4. tastylicks

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    I've never ordered a boutique anything from a builder (only buy used), but I wanted to to give you props for what I think are good poll choices, something that I find lacking in many polls here. Cheers.
     
  5. fjblair

    fjblair Silver Supporting Member

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    I've had two custom builds, but I don't remember if they were "delivered late" or not. I had to wait two years to get on the build list for my Proulx dreadnaught. I knew it was going to take a long time, and Mario was very upfront about it. Took about three years to take delivery iirc, but well worth the wait. The best acoustic I have ever played. The other is a Kirn tele build, but I cannot recall the delivery details so it must have been close enough. Excellent guitar.
     
  6. Da Geezer

    Da Geezer Supporting Member

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    This one was right on time… Kauer Titan


    And this one was about a week early… Woodriver Special by @studiodunn
    (Thanks Denzil)
     
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  7. Black Squirrel

    Black Squirrel Silver Supporting Member

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    Danocaster, Franks Brothers, Ronin all on time.
     
  8. Bill Lumberg

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    Both of my PRS Private Stock builds arrived on time. On time to me meaning that they arrived +/- 7 days of when agreed upon.

    My Palir Titan was a little late though it was not the builder's fault. It was mine for ordering a guitar for arrival during hurricane season.
     
  9. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    My last PRS order took almost two years.
     
  10. Da Geezer

    Da Geezer Supporting Member

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    Was that expected?
     
  11. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure I've ever actually had to wait at a DMV more than a handful of minutes. In and out 10 minutes max.
    Fargen however kept my mini plex a month past the estimated 3 weeks to "update it", which apparently means to make it sound like day old garbage.

    it's ok, I'm not still mad about it.
     
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  12. rawkguitarist

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    I’ve had multiple custom builds of amps, pedals and guitars. Only a couple were on time. In the end I don’t really care. Because the end result has always been better than I envisioned and well worth the wait. My last thing to be built - a Carol Ann customized JTM50 type - took significantly longer. Best amp I’ve probably ever owned - again worth the wait. I’ve had a new Koll on order for a while. But it’s a guitar he’s nevee built before... he’s gotta tool up for it so it’s taking longer. It’s gonna be an amazing piece - I’m sure, again, well worth the extra time.

    You order *anything*custom it’s because you want something beyond the music store racks. Waiting and sometimes waiting longer than expected is part of it. Just the nature of having one single person build your gear to exacting quality.
     
  13. Boris Bubbanov

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    I got mine, ahead of schedule.

    How? you ask. Simple. Finish and assemble, fuss with and get right and play it in, yourself. Learn to do it yourself, then there's no complaining.
     
  14. NorCal_Val

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    When I ordered my Klein on January 2nd, 2001, Lorenzo told me it’d be ready in October. I said “Fine.”
    He hand delivered it to me the first weekend of October.
     
  15. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    I've had two guitars custom built for me. Both were ordered in '07.
    One was a Suhr T and the other an Anderson Hollow Atom.
    I ordered them through the Mesa Boogie Hollywood shop.
    Both orders were on time.
     
  16. Benz2112

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    Just received my new Kiesel Solo baritone, took about 8 weeks, I was quoted 12. Two years ago, I ordered my semi hollow, and received after they were right at 12 weeks. All of the specs came out right on both builds.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. RayRay

    RayRay Gold Supporting Member

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    I've ordered from Suhr, Thorn, Knaggs, and Luxxtone. All on time. There's a reason these companies have stellar reputations.
     
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  18. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Most late.
    All Brunos on time.
    3 of my 4 PRS private stocks were early.
     
  19. ethomas1013

    ethomas1013 Supporting Member

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    No option for early?

    I have only ordered boutique twice, Suhr and Hartung. Both were early.
     
  20. frijoleghost

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    dan strain got me my guitar in 9 months...can't remember what the eta was, to be truthful...i was satisfied and happy when i got it though
     

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