As mentioned in previous posts, we put a number of the most popular instruments from Don Rickert Lutherie on Wait List status. Plus, we raised the prices. We got the message that a lot of people were not happy with these changes.
As we explained in our prior posts, we had to raise prices because we were losing money on these instruments, especially when they had to be made on a short schedule.
Well, we have come up with a compromise.
The waiting list has to stay in place, as there is nothing that can be done about the speed of instrument construction, at least not at the present time, but we have established two ways to pay for the instruments.
- Option 1: Pay the discounted price up front. This price is often less than the price BEFORE we raised prices.
- Option 2: Pay 50% of the full retail price now and pay the balance when the instrument is ready to ship.
In either case, we will let you know what the estimated wait time will be BEFORE processing your charge. Wait times right now are generally at least 60 days, but can be much longer for some instruments, but less time for several. The estimated current wait times for each instrument are listed for each instrument below.