Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find answers to some of our frequently asked questions.
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The base price is €1350,00 for 6, €1450,00 for 7 and €1550,00 for 8 string guitars. The price then goes up depending on what upgrades you pick. Our order form calculates most of the upgrades for you so you can see your price update as you go about filling the order form. These prices are excl. tax which is 21,00% for EU customers not registered for VAT.

The base price represents a complete and fully playable guitar. Spec is as follows: 2-piece body (either European Ash, Swamp Ash, Alder or Mahogany) with a bolt-on Maple neck and scarf-joint headstock. The fretboard is a choice of maple or rosewood. Hardware includes Hipshot fixed bridge and Hipshot Grip Lock Tuners, CTS potentiometers, and Graph Tech Black Tusq Nut. You can pick out of these pickup combinations: H, HH, HS, HSS or SSS in the base price which covers most pickups by DiMarzio, Seymour Duncan, Dominger, Instrumental or EMG. The guitar can be stained and comes in a Satin Open Grain finish on both the body and neck. The bottom line guitar has no top, binding or inlays. Left Handed Guitars come at no extra charge, but some hardware choices are limited due to unavailability of certain products for left handed players.

It's very easy - just fill out our order form! Please double check that you filled all the required fields, otherwise the form won't go through. Only after the success message is displayed the form is submitted. The form does not bind you to buy the instrument until all the spec have been discussed via e-mail and agreed upon by both Aviator Guitars and you as the customer. This way we make sure that you get the perfect guitar for you! The order form produces the initial lineart of the body style, bridge and pickup combo. We follow up by creating a visual mockup to further perfect the design until you are 100% satisfied. We understand that ordering a custom guitar can be a lengthy process, so we are more than willing to help you design your dream instrument, discuss the specs and provide mockups until we get it right!

To start the build, we need to stock all the necessary materials and hardware. To do that effectively we require 50% deposit beforehand. After that is received, we start working on your guitar! You will get regular updates on how the build is progressing. The other 50% can then be paid in full when the guitar is finished or in portions as the build progresses, but it needs to be paid before the guitar is shipped.

We accept Bank Transfer and PayPal. For European customers the SEPA bank transfer is the cheapest way of international money transfer.

The standard time of completion is 5-7 months from when the deposit is received. It can vary based on the complexity of the build, but we try to estimate an accurate deadline. If any problems arise that could affect the time of completion, we will promptly let you know.

We use a local shipping service which looks for the best deal with FedEx or TNT, so we can affordably ship worldwide. 2 Day express shipping is also available. Within Europe shipping is around €70, to the US around €100, worldwide it shouldn't go over €200. Express shipping cost approximately 50% more. These are only rough estimates; your exact shipping cost will be individually quoted after your submission. All shipments are insured above the price of the instrument and tracking number will be provided as well.

We are actively looking into this, but as of now we don't provide gig bags or hard cases. However, we can provide an aftermarket case or gig bag of your choice at retail price. Our guitars are by default shipped in custom cardboard boxes fitted with 3-layer hard foam inserts - the 60mm middle layer is precisely routed to fit the guitar body and is secured from both sides by 20mm padded foam blocks. The space for the guitar to move is minimal and the transport is therefore very secure.

Yes, we are looking for interesting artists to endorse. There are no genre restrictions, as long as you are passionate about what you do! So, don't hesitate to contact us if you're interested, but you need to keep a few things in mind: We are a startup company, therefore full endorsements with free instruments are just not possible for us. We can offer an endorsement plan that will be specially tailored to you based on the information you provide. Provide as much information about your band or project as possible! Key aspects are solid social media presence, as well as past experience and future plans regarding touring, albums or EPs, music videos, etc. Send us links to your website, social media profiles, YouTube videos, etc. Lastly, we would like to hear your ideas of how you think our mutual deal would benefit Aviator Guitars as well as your band and/or yourself as a musician! Things we are mostly looking for are seeing our guitars being played live, in the studio, in music videos and play-throughs to enforce our brand name both live and online. Solid audiovisual quality of the material is therefore very important.