Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find answers to some of our frequently asked questions.
Didn't you find the answer to your question? Don't hesitate to contact us!

The base price is €1875,00 for 6, €1975,00 for 7 and €2075,00 for 8 string guitars. 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 instrument.

Spec is as follows:

2-piece body (either White Ash, Alder, Korina, or Mahogany) with a bolt-on Neck (Maple or Sapele Mahogany). The fretboard is a choice of Ebony or Maple.

Guitar Hardware includes Hipshot fixed bridge and Hipshot Grip-Lock Tuners.
Bass guitars come with Hipshot A Style Bass Bridge and Hipshot HB6 Ultralite tuners.

All of our builds have Gotoh or MEC electronics, Carbon Fiber reinforced neck, double-action truss rod, and Graph Tech Black Tusq Nut.

You can choose from several pickup combinations and the base price also covers most pickups by Seymour Duncan, Dominger, or Instrumental. The guitar can be stained to your desired color and comes in a Satin Open Grain finish on both the body and neck.

Baritone scales and Left-Handed Guitars come at no extra charge, but some hardware choices may be limited due to the unavailability of certain products for left-handed players. The guitar ships in a custom-fitted Hardcase made specifically for your build.

Each build can be upgraded with countless options of woods, pickups, electronics, binding, inlays and much more in order to create your dream instrument.

It's very easy - just fill out our order form! The order form produces the initial line-art of the body style, headstock, bridge, and pickup combination.

Please double-check that you filled all the required fields, otherwise the form won't go through. Only after the success message is displayed at the last step, the form is submitted. The form submission does not bind you to buy the instrument until all the specs 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!

We require a small deposit of €50 (excluding VAT) to lock in your spot in our build schedule and to draft and fully discuss the project. We will create a visual mockup for you and discuss the specs. The €50 will then be subtracted from your build deposit payment.

To start the build, we need to stock all the necessary materials and hardware. To do that effectively we require a deposit payment beforehand. After that is received, we start working on your guitar! You will get regular updates on how the build is progressing. The remaining balance 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.

Usually, we do 40% deposit and 60% upon completion, or 20% deposit and 4 x 20% payments every other month.

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

The standard time of completion is 6-8 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 that 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 €75, to the US around €150, worldwide it shouldn't go over €210. Express shipping costs 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 a tracking number will be provided as well.

We currently have several options within our order form, one of them being a handmade hard case which comes custom cutouts for your specific guitar. This case is included in the base price of the build. We can also provide an aftermarket case or gig bag of your choice at around retail price.

Yes, we are always looking for interesting artists to endorse, but please keep in mind that we have very strict policies on endorsements. Firstly, we want to be very clear that an endorsement is a two-way business partnership and not a guitar giveaway to an enthusiast! So what are our requirements?

1. Strong social media presence
2. Strong track record of churning out content
3. Actively touring/producing videos/creating new music.
4. You must know our brand, what we stand for, and show us that you would fit into our family of artists
5. Being signed by a Record label is not required but may increase your chances of receiving an endorsement.

If you feel that you have what it takes to represent our brand, and join our family then please 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! All of this can be sent to info@aviator-guitars.com.