The early Easter has caught me out a bit this year!
As usual I will be answering emails over the long weekend, but to account for Bank Holiday Post Office/Royal Mail closures, posting/dispatch times for Easter period are as follows:
Non courier orders received before noon Thursday 29th March will be dispatched the same day. (This includes necks with standard free shipping option) If you want your parts before Good Friday I would suggest placing orders by noon today Tuesday 27th for same day dispatch and selecting First Class.
All orders received after noon Thursday 29th March will be dispatched on Tuesday 3rd April when Royal Mail and The Post Office resume business.
I will dispatch courier orders (necks/bodies) up until 9a.m. Wednesday with UPS but please note they may not arrive before Good Friday (Orders should be received by 6pm the previous evening to be assured of dispatch Wednesday. I will still attempt to get orders received after 6pm ready but cannot guarantee I will be able to pack them in time for collection Wednesday)
Parcelforce will not be collecting or delivering from Good Friday until Tuesday 3rd. For Parcelforce delivery before Good Friday orders must be placed before noon Tuesday 27th if selecting 48hr service or noon Wednesday 28th if selecting 24hr service.
Order early to avoid disappointment!
A couple of small orders came in from Allparts yesterday and today. Those keeping an eye on the site may have noticed roasted maple Stratocaster necks are back in stock. (Stock photo only this time – all 3 are pretty much the same with no mineral streaks)
Today I received some nitro vintage tint necks with rosewood boards! Two Tele and one Strat. (I have no idea why Allparts offer different specs between the two)
If there is a demand I can add more to my next rosewood order.
A small shipment has arrived, bringing the welcome return of gold Gretsch style knobs stainless steel block saddles and Tele PBass control plates!
For those that missed the new items from the Gotoh shipment, I now have Gotoh Fender-style relic strap pins and Gotoh relic “butterfly” string trees available in the store.
Following on from the new Hosco 50s style alder Strat bodies that arrived last week, (note the shape of the controls route) Monday saw the arrival of swamp ash Tele and Bare Bones Esquire bodies (router hump et al). All bodies are now photographed and weighed and have links to photos on the in-stock page here.
As an aside, I will be sending a batch of bodies off for finishing/ageing next Monday, so if you want to choose a particular body to be aged in your choice of colour, get in touch by Friday to work it out.
For those of you who are not followers of the Facebook page, the Hosco/Gotoh shipment arrived yesterday. Only delayed by a day due to weather, which is not too bad.
I will be weighing and photographing the bodies over the weekend but I have checked everything else and some out of stock lines are now back.
Relic trems, vintage Tele bridges, Gotoh split post tuners (and magnum lock), titanium In-Tune Tele saddles (limited stock) and of course Strat and Tele 9.5″ radius maple necks. A few new items arrived but I have to photograph them or write up the product pages, but I have Gotoh conversion bushes available now. Unfortunately my previous supplier of my own conversion bushes was unable to replicate them correctly, and a second supplier refused to do so after making the first batch wrong, so I bit the bullet and ordered the Gotohs.
The other new products will be up over the weekend.
I know what you are thinking – did you not just get a load in? Yes, yes I did. But Allparts are planning to place another order in the next week or so and are taking orders now. Delivery time is tba…(but expect 4-6 weeks from ordering, assuming stock is in the USA).
So if you want something I don’t have in stock, like a wide nut neck or bass neck or finished neck, get in touch and I’ll get you a price.
Check here for Allparts’ full line of rosewood necks.
UPDATE>>cut-off is Thursday 8th March for estimated delivery at the end of March.
A couple of Telecaster bodies have been added to Clearance Corner.
First up a two piece alder Hosco body. This has some minor tool marks at the jack hole that have been filled.
Second, a one piece mahogany body. This one has taken a knock at the rear edge of the upper bout. It has been steamed but there is still a minor flat spot on the edge and crumpling on the back – see the detailed pictures on the product page. Reduced by £30 to £95
Another shipment of Allparts rosewood board necks is due in next week. (Click the link to see current stock) I have the following out of stock models coming JZRO, JGRO, TRO, TRO-C, TRO-FAT, SRO-21, SRO-C, SRO
If you would like to reserve one of the above drop me a line.
I will as usual send out emails to all those who have signed up for notifications.
Have a good weekend!
A shipment of TMO-FAT arrived yesterday. Stocks are very limited so get one while you can.
I also still have a selection of flamed roasted fat Tele necks too.
I am told the new rosewood shipment is due end of the month/beginning of February, so out of stock necks (JZRO/JGRO etc) should be back soon.
Well it has been another interesting year and I hope 2018 brings more of the same!
Many thanks to all my customers and I look forward to continuing to enable your tinkering addictions in 2018.
I am taking tomorrow off (he says naively) and things will be back to normal on Tuesday.
Have a safe night, and I will see you on the other side!