frequently asked questions

Q: What is the typical investment for a handcrafted Marley Guitar?

The investment for a custom handcrafted Marley Guitar usually starts at $2,500 and can range upwards to around $8,000. The range depends on body style accoutrements and materials used for that particular model. Marley hand builds custom acoustic guitars using only the finest tone woods legally available.

For example, an OM510 – a Tier one model with a Traditional body – might have sides and back made from Sapele, a relatively inexpensive and readily available tone wood. Its price to the consumer is $3,500. An OM830 – a Tier 3 cut-a-way model with arm bevel – might have sides and back made from Hawaiian Koa, a more expensive tone-wood to source than Sapele, and a model with an increased build time due to the cut-a-way and the arm bevel.

Q: How long does it take to place a custom order?

The lead time for new orders can vary depending on the wood combination, features, and existing backlog of orders. Most standard models can be delivered within 3-4 months. If you are considering placing a custom order, we will provide you with a price quote and time frame for delivery. 

Q: Do you require a deposit?

Yes, as I am about to commit to your build, this deposit assures me of your commitment so I can move forward with the hours of planning the details of your custom acoustic guitar. Final payment will be billed prior to final shipping. 

Q: Does your price include a case?

Yes. All build prices for a custom acoustic guitar include a case. Depending on the model and build quality.

Q: Does your guitars come with a warranty?

 

 

Marley Guitars are covered by a limited warranty to the original purchaser of the guitar and is non-transferable.  This warranty covers defective workmanship and defective materials.  Marley Guitars does not cover damage due to normal wear, alterations, misuse, or damage incurred by extreme changes in temperature and humidity.

Q: What types of woods do you use?

At Marley Guitar we use both domestic and exotic (CITES-compliant) tone woods in all my builds, such as Honduran Mahogany, American Cherry, Black Walnut, Bolivian Rosewood, Western Cedar and Adirondack Spruce. 

 

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